Nevertheless, both locations have experienced a substantial decline in crime, however, as determined by the Uniform Crime Report, UCR, this seems to be interpreted as a standard fact nationwide (Fbi.gov, 2010). According to the Uniform Crime Report's data (Fbi.gov, 2010), the city of Los Angeles has more crimes reported in the year 2010 compared to reports from Long Beach. Violent crimes according to national and regional figures, has become more of an issue for both of these cities. In 2010, Los Angeles with a population of 3,841,707, reported a total of 21,484 violent crimes, while Long Beach with a population of 462,267 reported a total of 2,720 violent crimes (Fbi.gov, 2010). A startling 293 murders were reported in 2010 in Los Angeles and 32 murders for Long Beach and yet it is even more shocking to know there are far more forcible rapes that occur in both of these areas.
Crime in America Liam C. Burke Bellevue University Abstract Crime in America has declined substantially since the 1990’s. Scholars, criminologists, sociologists, scientists and economists all have explanations for the trend. This paper will examine several theories to try and see a correlation and consensus on what has led to this decline. Crime in America Crime in America has continued to decline. Homicide is used as a benchmark for crime trends because it is the most accurately measured and most serious crime.
America has to wake up and realize that the current structure of our penal system is failing terribly. The government has to devise new ways to punish the guilty, and still manage to keep American citizens satisfied that our prison system is still effective. In this essay I will talk about what it cost to send a person to prison, why prisons fail and other ways to punish nonviolent offender Frist, I will talk about what it cost to put a person in prison. The government spends approximately $80,000 to build one cell, and $28,000 per year to keep a prisoner locked up. That's about the same as the cost of sending a student to Harvard.
(Transition)Now that I have enlighten you a little, let me go more into details I The cost and profit of overcrowding prison annually (A) Non-violence and longer sentence, account for sickness and older inmates. (B) Benefits to others. (Transition)Now that we have discussed some of the profiting and cost of overcrowding, let’s discuss how social control has its part in overcrowding. II. The poor are more likely than the wealthy to be arrested.
Also, individual medical and psychological needs tend to be overlooked when an already overwhelmed system is flooded with an influx of people. For many, a suggested solution to an overcrowded prison system has been to construct more prisons to house the additional inmates that have been sentenced there. Failure by those who advocate building additional prisons fail to look at what is behind overcrowding in the first place. Research has found that crime rates are decreasing, yet it has also shown that prison populations are increasing (King et al., 2005). Like the movie “Field of Dreams” with the famous quote, “If you build it,
One must note that both of these generations grew up under Ceausescu's rule. The chapter then turns to the major, unexpected drop in crime throughout the US in the 1980's. The authors aim to show how conventional answers are not necessarily the strongest by analyzing various explanations, including increased policing, a stronger economy, and the decline of the crack cocaine market.
Has the government committed violent or other hostile acts against the people? a. not directly violent, however cruel negligence of lower classes 1. peasants lived in extreme poverty while aristocrats and nobles lived in extreme grandeur 2. taxes on lower classes extremely high, while upper classes (nobles and aristocracy exempt) 4. Are there disagreements among the members of the ruling class? a. Charles de Calonne 1. new controller general of finance 2. suggested that previously exempt nobles should begin to pay taxes to improve the failing economy b. most nobles wanted to continue to be exempt from taxes c. King wanted a peaceful, unanimous solution 5. Have there recently been attempts to reform the system?
The underground economy includes both legal and illegal actions, such as services where taxes are not withheld and illegal actions such as human trafficking. The growth of the black market is an overwhelming problem; governments lose critical revenue, crime rates increase and workers in the black market are often exploited. Shadow economies have grown in both countries with large black markets and countries with relatively small black markets with comparison to the GDP of the country. The shadow economy has been growing for the past thirty years in all the 21 countries of the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). The United State is considered by economists to have a smaller illicit economy; it still doubled from 4 percent of GDP in 1970 to 9 percent in 2000 (Schneider).
That's one reason why violent crime is often highest in places with the toughest anti-gun laws. Compare that failure with the success of dozens of states that, since 1987, have passed laws allowing licensed law-abiding adults to carry firearms for protection. In each of those states, violent crime fell after the "right-to-carry" was adopted. “The National Center for Policy Analysis, a non-profit conservative think tank, reported the following statistics: In 1976, Washington,
How the funds could help the public defender’s office The indigent defense crisis is on the rise in this country. An estimated 80 percent of poor defendants put their lives in the hands of court appointed attorneys. The resources available for these defendants continue to decrease, while the attorneys’ caseloads continue to grow. Innocent people are pleading guilty to crimes they did not commit, because they are given no choice. It began in 1963, when Clarence Earl Gideon was charged with “breaking and entering with the intent to commit a misdemeanor, which is a felony under Florida State Law”(Leff, Deborah and Clark, Melanca, Doing Justice to Gideon).