Crime Disorder Legislation P1

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Unit 12: Crime and its effect on society P1: Outline the current crime and disorder legislation. M1: Analyse the impact of two pieces of crime disorder legislation. D1: Evaluate the impact of one piece of crime and disorder legislation. P2: State the main sentences and orders criminal courts can impose. P3: Describe two theories of criminal behaviour and the factors that contribute to them. P1: Outline the current crime and disorder legislation. There are 4 main acts or legislations in crime disorder, these are: Crime and Disorder Act 1998 – This Act was created on the 2nd of December 1997 and was given the queen’s royal assent (which is giving her approval), on the 31st July 1998. It is an Act of Parliament in the UK. The Crime and Disorder Act was put in place to make changes to the criminal justice system so that there…show more content…
For example, society works best when everyone ‘plays’ their part. This is a continuous cycle. An example of this is when the government provides education for the children. The parents of these children need to pay tax to the government to allow their government to be able to run schools. The family in turn will rely on the educated child to grow up and have a good job, so that when they have their own children they are able to pay taxes towards their children’s education and so on. Unfortunately in poverty or poor areas it can be difficult for society to change the cycle. This can delay or even prevent improvement. For example, if parents aren’t working and therefore not paying their taxes, this could lead to crime which could mean that the local government cannot maintain high educational standards. Teenagers leaving school cannot find good jobs and can result in them turning to vandalism; drugs and many may not find or even look for a job. This then becomes the cycle for the area. Laws are constantly being changed in order to maintain relevance with the society of the
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