Personal Perception of Organized Crime
Theresa I. Brown
Describe or define organized crime
Human rights and security is threaten when there a crime is being organized. Organized crime undermines the development of the economic, social, cultural, political and different societies throughout the world. Organized crime can be develop by drug trafficking, firearms and a person with a motive. Organized crime can be established by a corrupted police officer. While some groups may have a positive influence for protection against someone who has meaningful impressive. For instance, City treasurer Cory Kemp is currently serving a 10 year sentence in federal prison for selling his office while under the administration of former Mayor John Street. Kemp was convicted of murder, drugs and money. The former mayor was not found guilty but there was a tape planted in his office in hopes to get him to confuse. Kemp intended to pay off systems of politics and the government. Corey Kemp was charged with 46 criminal counts which including conspiracy, extortion, money laundering and mail fraud (Anastasia, 2004). An organized crime is a group of people who came together to accomplish a common goal. There are several components to a successful and legitimate business even in an organized crime. According to Mallory (2007), an organized crime needs a leader for guidance and someone who will disturbed assignments. This unit will also need to have certain amount of people assigned to a supervisor who will control the operation, in order to remain focus they will also need an objective and an insulation someone with the ability to contact only their immediate boss or team members. Pyramidal structure which keeps the flow from a hierarchical chart for the more important decisions made by the boss. Principle of specialization who are the experts of the group for special job functions and something that we all need to function rules like never talking to the police unless your law is present. Personal Perception
My personal perception of an organized crime is a group of people with a common goal to destroy someone. For instance, the hijackers who destroyed the twin towers in 2001. They all came together and planned every detail of that horrible day that took the lives of others. Each of the hijackers were on their way to California. Each member of Al-Qaeda boarded a plane armed and ready to attack. Al- Qaeda main goal was to jihadist around the world under the Islamic law. The terrorist familiar their self with the airport and airplane in order for their plan to be efficient. Osama Bin laden wanted the United States to go to war, his hopes was to create an Islamic state ("Osama Bin Laden Biography", 2014). My perceptions of an organized crimes was the United States army and other organizations who were formed to fight in different countries for the people in the United States. The United States also has several organized crime such as the army, military and air forces. The army, military and air forces mission is to protect the citizens of America, creating and maintaining peace while they provide relief and supporting different policies and procedures around the world. Not all crime organizations are designed to destroy or create conflict. But to protect people and different corporations from fraud and corruption. Characteristics of organized criminal behavior
Some studies show that characteristics in criminal can be found at an early age. Such as a child being abuse physically abuse at a young age. That child may grow up and start stealing cars also known as grand theft auto. Characteristics of an organized criminal behavior is someone who is involved in criminal activity for a significant amount of money such as a hit man, A combination or conspiracy and a person who violate the criminal laws relating to prostitution, drugs, corruption, extortion, counterfeiting, loan...
War on Drugs and Prison Overcrowding Analysis
Jeremy A. Garcia
December 10, 2013
War on Drugs and Prison Overcrowding Analysis
The war on drugs in the United States is an expensive and deadly ongoing battle that has not yet been won. The term war on drugs provides drug distributors with more income due to the illegal nature of drugs. Americans do not have readily available easy access to many types of drugs that are illegal. Because narcotics are illegal that is enough for many people to want drugs. This is a major problem faced today in our prison systems throughout the United States. Especially in the state of California where many people find their way into our criminal justice system due to many factors stemming from drug usage. We are going to look at how the war on drugs play a role in California’s overpopulated prisons. Additionally, we are going to discuss three proposals to help decrease the overpopulation due to the war on drugs. It is true that once a person is convicted and sentenced to prison; he or she has a high probability of returning to prison. The rate as of 2010 was at 71.3 percent of prisoners on parole return to prison (Stevenson & Anderson, 2011). This is an alarming rate and much needs to be configured to help reduce this high percentage.
War on Drugs and Crowded Prisons
In the state of California there is a major problem that was addressed in 2011. The issue of concern involved the...
January 20, 2014
University of Phoenix
Effective communication between team members is a desire to have within all criminal justice organizations. Communication cannot only be done verbally; it can also be done nonverbally with the use of body language as well. Another major component in effective communication is having the ability to know the difference between listening and hearing. Even though effective communication is vital to the success of criminal justice organizations, there are many barriers to overcome such as: language barriers, communication involving semantics, and the ability to listen.
The Process of Verbal & Non-Verbal Communication and the Associated Components of Each
There are two types of effective communication channels in the criminal justice field that are known as formal and informal channels. According to (businessdictionary.com), “A type of verbal presentation or document intended to share information and which conforms to established professional rules, standards and processes and avoids using slang terminology. The main types of formal communication within a business are downward where information moves from higher management to subordinate employees, upward where information moves from employees to management and horizontal where information is shared between peers.” In the criminal justice organization, the formal communication...
Police Practices and Operations
Police Practices and Operations
To keep up with the criminal problems in society, functions and components of the criminal justice system has to evolve in order to be able to detect and keep up with growing trends in society. New laws need to be created to help keep up with the evolution and its new trends. In this paper the evaluation of past, present, and future trends that connect to societies and the components of the criminal justice system will be discussed. It will also assess the recent and future contemporary issues that affect the criminal justice system. The purpose of this paper is to show that the criminal justice system has a major role in an ever changing society.
Recent and future trends have always and will always affect the criminal justice system. New trends in technology, law, terrorism, gender and diversity will always effect the functions of the criminal justice system. Technology in the 21st century is one of the legal issues that have caused controversy. New technology devices such as hand geometry biometrics and the use of retina and iris devices have the ability to gain information not only on people’s health but also their medical history as well. When it concerns the criminal justice system, many of these new technology devices are being used to detect drugs and concealed weapons that are sneaked into prison facilities. They help prevent illegal...
When a person commits a crime and gets caught a sentence is imposed. The reason for these sentences to punish the individual for their action with regards that the individual will not do it again. Their several forms of sentencing from the state and the federal prison system, state may sentence an individual to drug court, probation, ankle bracelet, Mandatory Minimum Sentences, mental health, or jail time. While the federal prison will sentence time in a federal prison and a half way house.
The federal and the state both have the same objective when it comes down to sentencing. The objective is to give the person or person’s deterrence or to discourage from becoming a repeat offender. With deterrence they have two types; one is directed to the individual in order to make an attempt to keep him from coming back into the system it is called specific. The other one is use for the example throughout the community to let them know they will not allow them to act and do what they want to do and it is called general (Charles Sturt University, 2014). Along with deterrence there is retribution, this is where the crime and the time or punishment shall agree. If someone still a candy bar that person should not receive a life sentence in prison or if someone goes out and rape five first graders should not receive probation for that crime that is why retribution is so important....
...Ethnicity and Police
Understanding the usual representation of law enforcement among individuals in a neighborhood provides a meaningful indicator of support for the establishment between his government. Require knowledge of how people as a whole describe the application of law is a critical first step in increasing the connections between police and communities. This is why studies are distinguished ward movement of factors of policing. Furthermore, the rules of public representation of the application of the law can be compared. The production of this representation, establishments can learn if your printing is increasing or decreasing overtime, or if he or she is held in high esteem or lower estimates on people living in a neighborhood compared to other law enforcement in other neighborhoods.
General versus specific measures argue that inconsistencies in the enforcement picture revealed in public opinion polls as a result of questioning format. The number of people living in a community that reported a positive law enforcement image presented general questions ranged from 75 % to 80 %. However, the decisive answer about one - sixth one half when individuals were given studies. They have evaluated different universes of meaning and are not just artifacts of meaningless comparisons of these measures.
Factors that influence the overall image of the police and some of the causes that determine the overall image of law enforcement. Although it is unfinished several...
Policy Analysis Paper
Heidi N. Wilden
January 20, 2014
University of Phoenix
Policy is a large part of policing in the United States. Policy helps set law, and law helps keep order amid the chaos if enforced properly. But every policy must be looked at carefully before, during and after enforcement to make sure that policy is and continues to be the best fit for the issues at hand. Sometimes looking at two policies and comparing them can help find a solution in the middle. It is important to give a policy a realistic goal, to accomplish in a realistic time in order to find out if it was truly effective or not.
Crime Control Model/ Due Process Model:
Crime control model places emphasis on using more police and harder court sentences to help deter and hopefully reduce crime. It utilizes the powers held by the government to protect the people, with limited regards to their rights (Sociology Index, 2013). It favors tougher punishment to crimes and on the criminals that perform them. Crime Control model argues that sometimes, persons should give up their rights, to protect and benefit society as a whole. Often people are assumed to be guilty until proven innocent.
Due Process tries to focus on the rights of the individuals and limiting the power held by the government. People that wish to limit government tend to favor the due process model over the crime control...
...Running Head: A Juveniles Crime And Punishment 1
Juveniles Crime And Punishment
January 8, 2013
Running Head: A Juveniles Crime And Punishment 2
A person’s criminal career may often start when he or she is a juvenile. There are many factors that may play a role in a kid’s life that could set them on a path of destruction. The next part of this is to figure out the best way to correct these actions and turn them into a positive and productive member of society. Some juveniles may be able to be rehabilitated. Others may have some sort of imbalance that will inhibit them from being able to coexist with average everyday citizens.
Some children will be lucky enough to grow up in a complete and stable household. Others will grow up feeling neglected and out of place. Some may be raised in a bad part of town or in a poverty stricken area and be forced to steal for survival. Everyone has his or her own story. In adolescence, many juveniles will make mistakes. The difference is how we choose to punish the young person and how we choose to rehabilitate them to set them up for success instead of writing them off with the rest of the delinquents. Delinquents are children who violate criminal law. If they were adults they would just be called criminals. One of the most common acts of delinquency among juveniles is called a status offense. A status offense specifically is a law that...