They were triggered by micro issues from conflict between members of minority community and the justice system, the violence was initiated by members of the minority community, and the looting and burning of businesses were the major forms of property crimes. In addition to the immediate trigger of the Rodney King verdicts, a range of other factors can be concluded as reasons for the unrest. A micro issue can be the anger over Korean American shop-owner Soon Ja Du's weak sentence for fatally shooting a black teenager Latasha Harlins was pointed to as a potential reason
Today there are many people that believe Canada should bring back the death penalty for some of the more serious crimes committed such as rapes, murders, and terrorism. It is my belief that capital punishment should be reinstated in Canada so that justice is brought to those people who commit horrific crimes, therefore giving them no chance to be released into society. The history of capital punishment made its first appearance in Canada putting Peter Cartcel to death in 1749 after stabbing three men causing the death of Abraham Goodsides and injuring two others. This is presumably the earliest recorded use of capital punishment as it is hard to be exact due to the lack in systematically keeping records until 1867. In the early years a person could receive the death penalty by committing such crimes as treason, theft, burglary, rape pedophilia, homosexuality, and bestiality.
This movie reveals a sign of regress of our society because, most lynching incidents in America which occurred in public spaces and were usually the result of rape allegations involving black male supposedly assailants and white women who were purportedly their victims has not been seeing as a pure act of cruelty and hated from white supremacist calling for “justice”. A proof of this is that today, the noose appears in secluded areas such as school grounds and workplaces (Hyde Turner tragedy at work Conrald, Texas) as a result of racial tension in the U.S. Years after the Civil Right Movement, the battle for respect among all people regardless of the color of their skins and the end of racist organization or movement is far from over. A change has been operated but it is not enough to prevent such actions in the first democratic country of the world. In my opinion, the fact CNN host Kyra Phillips emphasize the importance that “youth people understand the horrors of the noose.” shows that American youth today are more sensitive about racial violence than previous generations of Americans. The essential reasons is because these major racial acts of violence occurred in the past so we should now be able to look at it from a clear, reasonably coherent and tolerant point of view in order to make these events stop.
Critically examine the criticisms that have been levelled against the use of stop and search by the police? Are these criticisms justified? Give reasons for your answer. Stop and search powers governed by the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) of 1984 has always been a supreme controversy relating to and directly implicating the police and the public. These concerns directly impact human rights, the law and everyday life for those affected particularly the young and ethnic minority groups since these are the groups disproportionately represented moreover allegations still exist that despite the Steven Lawrence case of 1993, institutional racism still exists.
The Weimar republic faced several problems throughout their short lived stint in power. They were threatened by repeated attacks from internal enemies on both the right and left. A serious threat came in particular from the extreme forces of the right wing nationalism who despised this new democracy. They also faced problems from those in high positions that rejected them. They were also in a country plagued by a financial crisis with the majority of the population automatically having hatred for the government.
Racial profiling is a form of discrimination by which law enforcement uses a person’s race or cultural background as the primary reason to suspect that the individual has broken the law. Racial profiling is a serious human rights problem affecting millions of people in the United States in even the most routine aspects of their daily lives. The debate over racial profiling has become a central element in a much larger history of adversarial relationships between the police and communities of color. Already-existing tensions between police and communities of color became heightened over the past two decades as allegations of racial profiling by law enforcement agents against people of color increased in number and frequency. A "profile" is a coherent set of facts - known conditions and observable behavior that indicate a particular individual may be engaged in criminal activity.
This is a day that will forever be burned in the minds of not only Americans, but other cultures and races across the world. A random act of violence (of a target) can have a few different levels. This was a hate crime that not only affected Caucasians, but races from all over the world, and once other races were affected; there was no taking back the damage that had been done. When referencing the factors that serve as victimization many different levels come to mind. If the hate crime is sexual orientation based, the factor(s) would be if the victim is LGBTQ, and with the number of individuals having issues with LGBTQ, the number of crimes is on the rise.
Personal Criminological Theory Crime has been and is a huge problem in the United States of America. Crime is believed to an indication of social problems within the United States. It can be said that criminals commit crimes for many different reasons. Take for example people choose to commit crime as a result of peer pressure, jealousy, money, love, and economical reasons. I have concluded that substance abuse is a huge contributor to crimes being committed.
Because of its complexity organized crime is defined differently by different agencies. For example, the Federal Bureau of Investigation defines it as a “continuing criminal conspiracy with an organized structure that it is successful because of its use of fear, corruption, and violence.” (Stephen Mallory, Understanding Organized Crime) The legal community goes further by defining organized crime as the “unlawful activities of members of a highly organized, disciplined association engaged in supplying illegal goods and services including, but not limited to , gambling, prostitution, loan-sharking, narcotics, labor racketeering and other activities of members of organizations.”(Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Street Act, 1968) Clearly there is much debate over what organized crime is. In the United States the “mafia” is the most recognized form of organized crime. However, there are many other forms as well including: urban street gangs, motorcycle gangs, Russian Mafia, Japanese Yakuza, Chinese Mafia, Columbia cartels, Mexican Mafia, and many others. In 2002 The United nations released research that delineated five types of criminal organization: Standard hierarchy, Regional hierarchy, Clustered hierarchy, core group, and Criminal network.
“Examples of rape culture include, victim blaming, sexual objectification, trivializing rape, or refusing to acknowledge the harm of certain forms of sexual violence that do not conform to certain stereotypes of stranger or violent rape” (Wikipedia.com). Body I. Victim blaming is the phenomenon in which a victim of a crime or an accident is partially or entirely responsible for the transgressions committed against them. Victim blaming involved in sexual assault/rape implies that the victim was doing something wrong, acting a certain way, or wearing clothes that may have provoked the perpetrator, therefore making it the victims own fault (Wikipedia.com). a.