Because of the fear of privacy invasion, the different federal agency databases were held on individual agency specific computer systems and were not accessible to anyone, but the owner. Having such a compartmentalized system did not give law enforcement nor intelligence the ability to assist each other in putting together potentially complex terror plots, and often the more sophisticated the terror plot, the more potential for mass killing (White, 2006). Communication is key in all parts of life, and especially important when dealing with such dire consequences. The USA PATRIOT Act, in Title VII, granted the expansion of information sharing systems in order to better facilitate communication between all agencies involved in counterterrorism. This called for the implementation of the Regional Information Sharing System (RISS) as a central database for all law enforcement to use (USA PATRIOT Act, 2001).
As with genocide, terrorism does not create any moral dilemma to the society that implements it, yet the one that it is being used against is of the opinion that it is one of the worst things that can be used. The United States condemns all of the Muslim extremist organizations for their use of terrorism, yet the United States used the same tactics during the Revolutionary war. The exploits of the fictitious character Robin Hood used what would be seen as terrorist acts against a portion of the society in which he lived in, yet it is glorified in movies and books. Pirates also used and continue to use terrorism today. In the United States and England, English pirates that terrorized other nations are glorified, while all other pirates are
Prior to September 11, 2001 terrorism was regarded as a federal problem and state and local resources were not leveraged in any capacity focusing on terrorism. Since the attacks on America local police agencies around the country have adjusted to the threat of terrorism. Change requires significant analysis, setting goals, allocating resources, and evaluation to be successful. This research will describe proposed changes that the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department can implement to prevent, detect, deter, and recover from a terrorist incident. Change in the criminal justice system is difficult and must be implemented properly by proper analysis, clear objectives, resources, and management support.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CONFLICT THEORY Domestic violence is a phenomenon that runs rampant in every social class. It is a crime that does not discriminate against gender, religion, social status or culture and most shocking, age. Anyone can be a victim or perpetrator. It is a crime that was once considered a private affair and was kept secret within the family. But over the years, domestic violence has been discussed openly amongst the media, doctors, and law enforcement agencies and in the courts.
To bring home the point regarding terrorism, Ted Robert Gurr described within his book “Some Characteristics of Political Terrorism”. The author stated that what was being implemented by the seemingly nuisance groups have more far-reaching consequences than a mere nuisance: it was terrorism. The same author, Robert Gurr, opined that the terrorist groups’ activities demonstrated in the Vietnam era was conducted by very small groups and was short-lived. History tells us that democratic Vietnam fell under the continuous barrage of attacks from the clandestine attacks of the small groups from communist Vietnam. Consequently, the size of the group, terrorists and terrorism is not the major issue in terms of having a traumatic and fearful effect on the world.
Private vs. Public Executions The majority of countries around the world practice some sort of capital punishment. Naturally, the punishment varies from place to place, as does the degree of crimes resulting in such. Most places do, however, have some sort of capital punishment system in place for what they deem as their most appalling crimes. Here in America, we do have the death penalty in most states, as it is not imposed by federal law for all states to enforce it. The reason for this is that not all states can agree on whether or not capital punishment is criminal in and of itself.
GLOBAL INJUSTICE: TERRORISM Terrorism is the use of violence and or intimidation by a person or a group of people to achieve a political goal. That is one of the many unofficial definitions of terrorism some other definitions now include acts of unlawful violence and war. Studies have found that there are over one hundred different definitions of terrorism but people today use the term terrorist to describe islamism or jihadism and ignoring the non-islamic organizations or individuals. Terrorism has been used by many political organizations, nationalistic groups, religious groups, revolutionaries, and ruling governments. one consistent characteristic is the use of violence on non-combatants to gain publicity for a group,cause, or individual.
Stalking is s serious crime that could cost someone’s life if not taken seriously. Every state has different laws and definitions for the term stalking but all of them cover the same basic elements. Most state laws require two or more incidents to establish a course of conduct (RCW 9a.46.110). In some cases, the stalking does not go any further than trying to communicate with a person and in other cases they may end with a homicide or other bodily injuries and because sometimes it is hard to determine the seriousness of the stalking a sensitive questionnaire has been established as follows: 1. Name and basic information of the victim such as the address, phone number, work information, etc.
Debating the USA PATRIOT Act t Abstract After the attacks on September 11, 2001, the United States Department of Justice revealed plans for legislation aimed at giving government authorities far-reaching oversight powers to prevent and protect against terrorist activities. On October 26, 2001, Public Law 107-56, Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism, also known as the USA PATRIOT Act, went into effect. Among other provisions, this legislation gave federal agents the ability to detain non-citizens, increase wiretaps, initiate e-mail and Internet surveillance, and intensify the monitoring of student
The Affect of Religion on Terrorism September 11th, 2001 is a day our country will never forget; it was a day that held one of the biggest terroristic attacks that our country has ever seen. These events, subsequently, launched our current war on terrorism and Al-Qaeda. Following the events of 9/11, many sociologists and political figures questioned whether or not religion had been a major influence on terrorism, or was it the leading cause of these questionable acts. We understand that religion and terrorism are closely related, this is because the majority of the individuals committing these acts are members of a religious group; can we blame religion for fueling these acts? Or could it be the group of individuals, as a whole, that influences these people to behave in such a manner?