In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories” as the title of the show appears. The weekly episode is on for a sixty minute time span while the viewer observes the various intertwining leads that the detectives deal with convey honor as well as righteousness to the victim. Law and Order: SVU attempts to convey those dreadful crimes along with their investigations that appear to be connected to those crimes to the diverse members of society. When we hear about crimes that have been committed on the television or we read about it in the newspaper we rely on our intuitive thinking to provide us with a mental image of what took place.
The Boston Herald’s headline read: “Cops, DA probe Suffolk jail inmate’s death,” while the Globe’s headline read: “Inmate in his early 20s dies at South Bay House of Correction.” The Herald focused on police busting investigating the homicide case, while the Globe focused on the inmate’s death. The example I just mentioned is a very good example of the differences between both publications: The Boston Herald usually has more sensational headlines, while the Globe is very straightforward; the Herald tends to print more statements from unknown sources; the Herald picks the angle that would naturally appeal more to the audience; while the Globe’s interest is reporting only what is known and can be attributed in a solemn, concrete way. ` During my analysis, the Boston Herald broke 11 of the 14 crime stories I collected. The Globe broke three of them. However although the Boston Herald usually reports the story first, the globe ends up turning the initial breaking news item into an enterprise piece or elaborate feature.
Along with those programs came the NCVS or National Crime Victimization Survey, this survey is a self-reporting survey which victims report their own incidents. Although each are used to record crime for the nation, they each have their own uses and are used differently. The UCR crime reports are used in many ways, they provide law enforcement with date for use in police operations and planning for the future. The news and media also utilize the reports as well to inform the public about crime. Data is recorded by cities, counties, colleges, and states and submitted to the UCR.
In assessing the question “Are official statistics a reliable source of information about crime in Britain?” several factors will be considered: including how the statistics are collected, the divide between males and females in crime statistics, the over representation of ethnic minorities and any problems in looking at the true extent of crime using statistics as an indicator for this. In the United Kingdom statistics are produced by the Home Office, the first crime statistics were published in 1976, and contained crimes recorded by the police. Today these statistics are published annually. These statistics make up the British Crime Survey, which measures the amount of crime in England and Wales by asking people about crimes they have experienced in the last year. The British Crime Survey also includes crimes which are not reported to the police, therefore is an important alternative to police records and provides criminologists, the police, the courts, the media and anyone else who has an interest with the statistics, two different types of data: Firstly trends on crime over time chartered, Details are compiled from offenders who are eventually found guilty or cautioned; details gathered include sex and the age of the offender.
The influence media has on crime and aggression Introduction School shootings, gangs, murder, bullying. What does this have to do with the media? A debate that never seems to die is the whether or not the media has an influence on crime that is conducted all over the world. Much research and studies have been done to find an answer. Doctors Brad J. Bushman and L. Rowell Huesmann conducted a study to test whether the results of the accumulated studies on media violence and aggressive behavior are consistent with the theories that have evolved to explain the effects.
The current El Paso Police Department is a prime example. A recent slew of investigations by local news stations in the Sun City revealed several “corrupt” cops who had overstepped their boundaries, or had hidden behind their badge to commit crimes. And sometimes, that “thin blue line”, as one officer called it, can divide an entire community— or even a police force. “There will be corruption everywhere you go, but of course it depends on the city that you are in,” Officer Doe said, as he drove through the city. “We are human too.
Mobile data that was used was PDA and cell phones for text messaging; however, mobile data started to disappeared. Instead, organizations started to offer better packages like mobile data that could be used nationwide. PDA’s, cell phones, and laptops are a big source for the criminal justice system. They have effectively broadened the communication system for law enforcement overall. For example, cell phones and laptops can be used to retrieve and send information to anywhere at any time of the day.
Tien Nguyen Per.3 May 1, 2015 The Surveillance Used by Big Brother The surveillance in the book 1984 has many similarities to our government and society today. The government can spy on us by looking at our texts and what we doing on the internet anytime they want. They also look at us through video recording from stores and street. Police have also been found to violate our privacy as well. Advancements in technology have revolutionized the way we as a society communicate and function.
Assess the usefulness of official statistics to our understanding of social problems. Illustrate your response with sociological arguments and evidence. To assess the usefulness of official statistics to our understanding of social problems, I will first look at what official statistics are, I will then look at crime and suicide as two examples of social problems. I will look at how both Positivists and Interpretativists use these statistics and how useful each of these sociological approaches find them. Official statistics is the name given to the numbers of crimes reported to or unveiled by the police themselves, which lead to a conviction, caution or are dealt with in some formal way by the law.
The group was called the Bow Street Runners, who were paid through public funds that emphasized crime prevention in addition to crime investigation and apprehension of criminals. While citizens responsible for social control used to simply react to crimes, the Bow Street Runners added the responsibility of preventing crime through preventative patrol, changing the system of policing considerably. Patrick Colquhoun developed the science of policing in the late 1700’s. He suggested that police functions must include detection of crime, apprehension of offenders, and prevention of crime through their presence in public. Sir Robert Peel is credited with establishing the first modern police force in England under the Metropolitan Police Act, a bill passed in Parliament in 1829.