In April, 2001 convicted-offender database got what was called a “cold-hit” because the perpetrator of the crime had been convicted of shooting at a residence that was occupied, which in North Carolina requires that the persons DNA be placed in the criminal database. He was brought in for questioning, served with a search warrant and a blood sample taken. The blood was analyzed and a match was made to the DNA of the perpetrator the authorities had named the “Night Stalker”. When he was confronted with the DNA results, he confessed to all of the murders. (Saferstein R. 2009) Reference Saferstein, R. (2009).
Hewlett-Packard | Jeffrey Dahmer | Final Paper | | Brittany Nicholson | 12/10/2011 | | This paper will present case-analysis of the life and history of American psychopathic offender Jeffrey Dahmer. Jeffrey Dahmer was one of the most well-known serial killers ever. Dahmer was no ordinary serial killer. He was identified defining the work he did as a killer, necrophilia, and a cannibal. The purpose of this report is to learn more about this serial killer; providing past criminal history leading to the different types of influences on his criminal career, what affect his criminal behavior had on society.
Criminal Psychology Dennis Rader Abstract Criminal Behavior: A Systematic Approach by Bruce A. Arrigo, describes the many facets of a serial killer. Dennis Rader, BTK, relates to each of the chapters in this book. Dennis Rader was the serial killer, for a time, only known as BTK. BTK stood for "Bind, Torture, Kill", what he claimed to do to his victims. Rader grew up in Wichita, Kansas.
Introduction Police corruption has been going on for many years. There are a number of crimes that the police have committed. Police brutality is not the only crime that they commit. There are some police officers, who have received gratuities from people, abused the legal system by planting evidence, perjuring themselves, hiding evidence, and using drugs while on and off duty. The Rampart division of the Los Angeles police department dabbled in a lot of those corruptive behaviors.
The police will then evaluate the victim such as background checks, previous crimes, maybe interviews with close relatives or friends. Next, they review the preliminary police reports. The explained steps explain the basics of a criminal profiling act. There are additional steps that include evaluating medical examiners autopsy findings when a homicide is involved and developing a profile with important offender characteristics. Criminal profiling becomes most useful in homicides, rape crimes, arsonists, and sexual murders.
Running head: MODULE 5 HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT Module 5 Homework Assignment Wesley Carpenter Allied American University 02 Oct 2014 Author Note This paper was prepared for SOC 135: Introduction to Sociology, Module 5 Homework Assignment taught by Professor Jesse Kleis. Crime is a big part of this family’s everyday life. Though this statement may elicit thoughts of the stereotypes depicted in movies like Casino or Goodfellas, this family actually has a long track record of run-ins with the law. This particular article received attention throughout the United States and has been cited by politicians, law enforcement agencies, and researchers in criminology, psychology and, now, economics. Butterfield’s article describes how the Bogle
The precise location of the crime and the map of the relationship between the places in which a series of offences took place, may relate to where the offender is living and to his past experience. Forensics are important when making a profile. For example if a rapist has been questioned previously by the police, their crimes may leave indications of this, this can be shown by some rapists who make their victims bathe to get rid of forensic evidence, so a check of police records is always worthwhile. According to Boon and Davies (1992) Canter and his colleagues identified five aspects of criminal behaviour which is very significant and revealing; the location, criminal biography, personal characteristics, domestic and social characteristics and occupational history. Another important aspect is geography, where criminals may feel comfortable committing the crime.
Harper Lee came to Kansas with Capote to assist him in his interviews of the townspeople. What was really shocking was the fact that he could memorize the interviews and record them later. In this book he recreated the brutal events of the horrid murders and goes inside the minds of the perpetrators. He examined the two killers family background, their capture, and the crime itself. The novel entails the killers’ friendship, trial and Kansas death row.
Today, there are several theories on why people commit crimes. I will examine the rational choice theory and trait theory to get a better understanding of why people become violent offenders. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, “violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault” (fbi.gov). The UCR describes the following violent crimes: “Murder and non-negligent manslaughter are defined as the willful killing of one person by another. Forcible rape is defined as the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will.