)- intolerable I needed the medicine because the pain from my broken leg was insufferable. 3. Fathom (v.)- comprehend I could not fathom the reasoning behind his irresponsible actions. 4. Prowess (n.)- superior skill or ability The lieutenant’s story about his prowess in battle was admired by all the cadets.
It is difficult to hold prosecutors accountable for acts of misconduct. Since prosecutors are often viewed as the “good guys” by the public, many times unethical, as well as illegal acts will be tolerated by the courts and criminal justice system as a whole. Prosecutorial misconduct is considered any action taken by the prosecutor in a criminal case that is against the law and/or unethical. Prosecutorial evidence can be anything from harassing witnesses on the stand, pressing unfounded charges against defendants, tampering with evidence, withholding evidence, up to taking bribes. Prosecutors can sometimes get away with misconduct as it is extremely difficult to prove that misconduct had actually taken place.
To start off the Sean Bell case was an example of Police brutality. Police Brutality is one of the most serious issues of human violation that is unaddressed because of the cover up by fellow police officers during internal investigations. There are many instances when police officers engage in the activities of rough physical behaviors such as shooting, beating, torture and other unnecessary brutal acts among citizens which often result in injury or sometimes even death. Suspects of a crime, the victims, as well as their families, who are seeking justice, are usually disregarded. Usually if not always the people who deserve to be held accountable by the brutal violation of human rights getaway from the due punishment and continue to do their foul crimes (Collins 1).
This book is not only informative, but also keeps the reader engaged in something that can be a somewhat overwhelming subject matter. Even though there was a vast amount of information in this book, it didn’t get boring to me because of Grunwald’s eloquent and often humorous style of writing that still conveyed the devastating injustice in the Everglades. Although I was already familiar with the tragedies and destruction of the Everglades, that was one thing that continued to amaze me over and over again throughout the book. To me, it seems to be that there is no end in sight to the abuse of the Everglades –although this of course is not true. I particularly enjoyed the metaphor Grunwald uses in The Swamp to describe the current state of the Glades: the Everglades is a very ill patient on the
They have the ability to affect how much crime is recorded, based on how they record their activities. Some crimes are not accounted for because depending on the consequence and who is doing the offending, particularly minors, they may be under counted for because the officer is either overloaded with cases and
The fact of the matter is that 21 century situations, problems and solutions are so complex that they require more than just an expert to solve them. Atul does a beautiful job of explaining this idea by saying, “Knowledge has both saved us and burdened us.” He goes on to say, “the volume of complexity of what we know has exceeded our individual ability to deliver its benefits correctly.” A key point here is the word ‘individual’ because the avoidable errors that Atul uses as examples throughout the book are very much attributed to human error. It is because of the extreme complexity that simple and routine tasks can be overlooked causing the avoidable mistakes that plague so many industries across the world. Specialization - Specialization was perhaps intended to combat
(Bader et al) The main difference between crime and deviance is deviant behaviour is when a social norm has been broken whereas a crime is where a formal and social norm is broken. Meaning crime can also be deviant behaviour but deviance cannot be construed as crime. (Jones pg 32) RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CRIME AND DEVIANCE Crime and deviance is believed to overlap in behaviours that are
However, this is not what happens. There are officers out there that break the law just as much as some criminals. They are paid to enforce the laws but how is it fair if they are not enforcing the laws themselves? It is not. The first step to corruption is using the wrong factors when they make decisions.
Much behaviour that was seen as deviant in the past has today become a criminal offence, as with crime behaviour seen as criminal is now seen as deviant. Deviance can be criminal or non-criminal, but crime is always criminal in nature. Deviance is not considered as severe as a crime. The punishment of being deviant is not as harsh as an act of crime. Deviance is not breaking the law like crime; it is moving away from a set of standards established by society the social norms.
According to Tappan’s (1947 p.100, quoted in Muncie et al 2010 p.4) “crime is an intentional act in violation of criminal law (statutory or case law), committed without defence or excuse and penalised by the state as a felony or misdemeanour”. In other words crime may be known as an act deliberately committed which breaches legal conduct punishable by state. This is a common understanding of crime today but unfortunately crime is not as simple as being a breach of law. The study of crime is vast and under constant debate. Crime is ever changing varying culturally, globally and historically.