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.
Controlling Organized Crime Organized crime has no simple definition but can be explained as a group of individuals who perform criminal activity with the goal of gaining money and power. This paper will cover a number of different aspects of organized crime to gain a better understanding of how organized crime works with a goal of determining ways to control this problem. Areas of Organized Crime Understanding the different areas associated with organized crime can help to determine what can be done to control these groups. There are a number of unique areas of criminal activity associated with organized crime. Racketeering, a term referring to organized crime groups participating in more than one of the other criminal activities associated with organized crime.
Ground committed an assault against Ms. Hadd by approaching her in the act with his taser gun and firing an electrical impulse and hitting Ms. Hadd with the intent to cause imminent harmful offensive contact. After striking Ms. Hadd with the taser causing offensive contact to the plaintiff’s person which was caused by Mr. Ground’s actions it’s reasonable to conclude he committed an assault. Conclusion: I believe that the tort of assault did occur. 2. Issue: Did Mr.
Crime is a part of society’s daily routine. Crime can directly affect a person, place, or any witnesses of the said incident. Crime is defined as “conduct in violation of the criminal laws of the state, the federal government, or a local jurisdiction, for which there is no legally acceptable justification or excuse.” (Defining Crime, 2011) Crime is usually categorized as either a property or personal crime. Personal crimes include crimes of violence such as murder and robbery. With a personal crime you will have a perpetrator and a victim.
INTRODUCTION Trespass to person protects an individual’s interest to personal security, bodily integrity, personal liberty, property and reputation. In tort law, "assault" and "battery" are separate, with an assault being an act which creates fear of an imminent battery, and the battery being an unlawful touching. Assault and battery are intentional torts, meaning that the defendant actually intends to put the plaintiff in fear of being battered, or intends to wrongfully touch the plaintiff. If A threatens B with unwelcome physical contact, he commits the tort of assault. If he deliberately makes unwelcome physical contact, he commits the tort of battery.
For an assault to be considered a misdemeanor, it must be an assault that was unaccompanied by aggravation circumstances (Schmalleger, Hall & Dolatowski, 2010). Aggravated assaults, though, fall under the felonious assaults. Aggravates assaults are more of an intent to commit murder or rape. Battery Another personal crime is battery. The definition of battery is an
The person here has chosen to risk being arrested for stealing a car to be involved in this social organization. Gangs have a reputation for being antisocial and are looked upon as having law-violating behavior. With these scenarios in mind, it can be viewed that criminal behavior can occur from social interactions as well as nonsocial situations.
A violent juvenile offender has been found guilty of a Part I offense. The distinction between a violent offender and that of a serious offender is that violent offences are against people rather than things. Part I offenses are comprised of various violent crimes. These crimes are murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, arson, and motor vehicle theft. The term violent offender applies to these youths because they have committed one or more of these specific crimes.
Provocation and heat of passion are two key elements that must be proven regarding manslaughter. Assault is a personal crime that usually involves contact, or a confrontation between people. An assault is criminal violence against another person or physical contact with another person without his or her permission. In a situation, where a person has a fear of imminent peril or when apparent the assault would be committed if not prevented. A person can be accused for assault even without physical contact with another person.