Research Papers on The Public & Crime

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  • School Violence Research Study Proposal

    This 5 page paper provides a sample memorandum to a school board from a school psychologist requesting permission to conduct a study into school violence. Ten sources are recommended in the context of the memorandum for further study.

  • Applied Research Project Proposal on Recidivism and Training of Offenders

    This 21 page paper outlines a study of offender training and recidivism. This study is designed to consider this problem and to determine if benefits in terms of recidivism can be determined through the use of educational/training programs in the prison setting. This study integrates a questionnaire survey with assessments of the research in the current literature in order to determine links between training and reductions in recidivism. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Research Proposal on the Connection Between Reducing Crime and Private Security

    This 16 page paper outlines how research may be conducted to ascertain the relationship between the use of private security firms and reductions in crime rates. The paper looks at the theoretical framework, including ideas such as rational choice theory and routine activities theory. The paper then indicates how primary research may be undertaken. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Understanding How Crime is Experienced by Senior Citizens Research Proposal

    This 6 page paper is organized as a research proposal to understand how the elderly experience crime. Included in this proposal are objectives of research, how to conduct the research, analysis and reporting, and more. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Small City Curfew Imposition Case Study Evaluation

    This 6 page paper evaluates the city of Columbia, Missouri and its need for the imposition of a curfew. The concept of curfew is carefully evaluated and a proposal is made. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Laws for Sex Offenses

    A 10 page research paper on recent laws and scientific support for the laws affecting sexual offenders. The writer focuses on both state and federal laws, including 'Megan's Laws,' Kansas's States recommitment law, California's chemical castration law, Delaware's drivers' license law, and recidivism statistics. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Post 911 Laws

    A 10 page paper. Americans have enjoyed a degree of freedom few, if any, other countries enjoy. Yet, it was that freedom that was at least partially responsible for the horrific events of September 11, 2001. In wake of the Attack on America, new laws have been passed that give far more freedom to different government agencies to monitor communications. The new laws cover the Internet, as well as all other telecommunication technology. This paper discusses these new laws and the need for them. It also discusses the need to balance national security with individual privacy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Prostitution and Different Views

    A 5 page contention that the very act of making a particular activity illegal can create more problems than it solves. The author uses the issue of prostitution as an illustration of this contention, emphasizing that if the act was not illegal prostitution could be a positive means by which women could empower themselves and materially prosper by preying on the needs and desires of men. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A Legal Courtroom Visit

    A 5 page description of what the casual observer would encounter in a court of law. The author provides a general description of the courtroom and the various people who occupy it as well as the relative duties of these people. The popularized media version of the criminal justice system, versions reflected both in the fictional content of television and in the factual rendition of high-profile cases such as the O.J. Simpson case, is contrasted with the realities of the everyday local courtroom. No sources are listed.

  • English Criminal Law and Whether Mandatory Sentences Are Justified

    This 8 page paper considers if there is any justification for mandatory sentencing in the English criminal law, the paper considers this from the perceptive of increased justice, increased efficiency and social interests. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • US and New Jersey's Capital Punishment History

    A 10 page discussion of the history of the death penalty in the United States. Emphasizing the experiences in New Jersey and providing corresponding information for several other key states, the author of this paper concentrates on the key legal events and the controversy surrounding capital punishment. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Comparing and Applying Theories of Criminology

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the issue presented and relates it to the current literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Security Management and Social Theory

    An 18 page paper that explores the ramifications of social crime prevention through the application of social theories in the work of security managers. Paper deals with such issues as anomie, deviance, etc. and discusses these issues through the viewpoint of current research and application of the theories. Bibliography lists more than 15 sources.

  • Problems Associated with Vandalism

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of the problem of vandalism, especially as it relates to hooliganism and sporting events. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Recidivism and Sexual Offenders

    This 9 page paper examines the problem of sex crimes and recidivism. It suggests that laws like Jessica's Law have been largely unsuccessful in preventing recidivism and that more steps need to be taken to understand why sexual predators commit their crime and what should be done to stop them. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Criminal Theory and Crime's Psychological Correlates

    A 4 page overview of the contemporary views on criminal psychology. This paper distinguishes between psychology which is used in the therapeutic treatment of criminals and that used to demonstrate guilt or innocence in a court of law. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Drug Abuse Sociological and Psychological Causative Factors

    A 4 page examination of the question of whether an individual's inclination to abuse drugs is affected more by social factors or psychological factors. The author contends that while psychology can play a role even it is affected by social circumstance. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Criminal Behavior and Criminology Theory

    An 8 page overview of the relationship of environment, genetics, and psychology in predicting the propensity of criminal behavior. Some theories contend that it is an individual’s genetic makeup which translates into crime, others that it is the presence of a psychological illness. Researchers agree, however, that criminal behavior most often results from a conflict between societal and individual values. While some of the root causes of these conflicts are indeed genetic or psychological, others can be culturally based, some may differ even between families. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Music Piracy as a Growing Problem

    A 6 page discussion of the societal factors behind the growing problem of music piracy. The author asserts that the unauthorized reproduction of music is a crime and that it mustbe treated as such. Equally important, however, is the establishment of some means to curb the problem. One such means is the establishment of honor codes in our nation's universities. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Drug Rehabilitation v Prison

    A 3 page contention that drug rehabilitation is preferable to imposing prison sentences for drug related crimes. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Case for and Against the Decriminalization of Drugs

    This 11 page paper considers the arguments for and against the legalization of drugs, looking first at historical precedent in the way in which drugs had been utilized in the past, and in considering the links between drugs and crime, addiction and the problems associated with drugs being underground as well as the potential taxation benefits from the legalization of drugs. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Social Learning Theory in '8 Ball Chicks'

    A 5 page paper that looks at the social learning theories applied to the gang life presented in Sikes' non-fiction year-long research of girl gangs. The paper discusses reinforcement, secondary reinforcement, imitation and, self-fulfillment in regards to the information presented. The paper agrees with Sikes' statement that the resolution to the problem does not come from parents/generations of gang members, but must come through societal intervention. No solutions are provided by Sikes. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Laws for Sex Offenses

    A 10 page research paper on recent laws and scientific support for the laws affecting sexual offenders. The writer focuses on both state and federal laws, including 'Megan's Laws,' Kansas's States recommitment law, California's chemical castration law, Delaware's drivers' license law, and recidivism statistics. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • 4 Theories of Criminology

    7 pages in length. The writer discusses biological determinism, labeling, rational choice and operant conditioning as they relate to criminal theories. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Death Penalty in Michigan

    A 3 page research paper that argues in favor of the implementation of the death penalty in Michigan. The essay attempts to refute argument against the death penalty and focuses on the stance that it can be implemented justly. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • In Support of the Death Penalty

    A 6 page discussion of the need for the death penalty in modern society. The death penalty serves as a viable deterrent and solution for the increase in violent crimes our nation is fighting. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Constitutional Rights, Early Arrest Phase, and Mandatory DNA Testing

    A 4 page contention that the collection of DNA during the earliest phases of an arrest is unacceptable. While DNA evidence is highly regarded as a phenomenal tool in the address of crime, to enact laws which allow the collection of DNA from an individual at this early of a stage in an arrest is a horrendous assault on our rights as U.S. citizens! Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Do Genes or Environment Determine Crime

    This 4 page paper evaluates the role genetic makeup and factors such as testosterone play in criminal behavior. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Community Notification on Reported Sex Offenders

    This 15 page paper evaluates the problem of sex offenders that are released into the community. Megan's law along with similar legislation is discussed in depth. The problem of impinging on offenders' rights, as well as these laws having the opposite of the intended effect, are issues included. Statistics regarding recidivism are relayed. The paper supports community notification despite some arguments made to the contrary . Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Feminist Movement and Criminology

    This 10 page paper traces the impact the feminist movement has had on understanding why crimes are committed, who is the criminal, and who is the victim. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Sensationalism vs Factual Reporting of White Collar Crime

    This 12 page paper uses examples from two newspapers to demonstrate that white collar crime most often takes a backseat when it comes to a newspaper’s coverage of other types of crime. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Capital Punishment and Endemic Racism

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of capital punishment. Racism inherent in the capital punishment process is identified. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Overcoming Language Barriers in Law Enforcement

    A 7 page consideration of the problems inherent in policing those who are not proficient in English. This paper reviews what law enforcement agencies around the nation have done to overcome these problems and recommends a best practice solution. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • An Assessment of the Death Penalty

    This 4 page paper reviews the pros and cons of the death penalty. The argument is presented that an eye for an eye approach is what we need to solve today’s violent crime problem. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Relationship Between Prostitution and Sex-Trafficking

    This 5 page paper examines the link between prostitution and sex-trafficking. Morality is discussed as it relates to prostitution. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Causes and Effects of Violence in Schools

    A 4 page discussion of the increase in school violence. The author presents the case that an increased violent content in the media, in television in particular, can be held responsible. Bibliography lists sources.

  • Community Policing and Terrorism

    This 12 page paper examines how community policing can help to catch terrorists. Police are on the front lines and some believe that community policing can help in combating terrorism. Community policing is explored first and then strategies to fight terrorism are discussed. The paper concludes that for some areas, community policing works well, but in others, more complex structures work better. Terrorism can be detected by police with or without the community policing model. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Crime Causation

    In 8 pages , the author discusses many of the theories for the causation of crime, such as social learning, social strain, and disintegration of family. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Overview of the Labeling Theory

    In 5 pages the author discusses labeling theory. A definition is given, major theorists are listed, and some examples in research are provided. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Security Management and Social Theory

    An 18 page paper that explores the ramifications of social crime prevention through the application of social theories in the work of security managers. Paper deals with such issues as anomie, deviance, etc. and discusses these issues through the viewpoint of current research and application of the theories. Bibliography lists more than 15 sources.

  • Crime and Economics

    This 6 page paper provides a discussion on the economic problems of crime. General crime theory and solutions are also provided. Statistics concerning prisons in the UK is also included along with 2 pie charts. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Radical Conflict Perspective Analysis of Rape

    5 pages in length. Applying this well-documented crime theory, the writer attempts to analyze rape as a crime whose actors can be motivated by such things as an egocentric need for self-fulfillment and a lack of concern or respect for others. Various sides of the issue are discussed from a theoretical perspective and a number of insightful examples are provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Immigration Effects

    A correlation between immigration and the increase in delinquency, crime and poverty is made in this 8 page paper. Statistics are noted to support the argument as well as studies that show that crime is brought into the United States by foreign groups. Regional variations are also included. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Social Benefits of Surveillance

    12 pages in length. Based upon the escalating violence, drug use and poor-quality workmanship infiltrating the masses, it has become necessary for employers, school systems and the community at large to implement a means by which to thwart the negative by-products of such activity. Surveillance, even though significantly intrusive, plays an integral role in saving society from itself, given the fact that people are taking less and less responsibility for their own actions and how they may create a damaging influence upon unsuspecting others. The writer discusses how it has, indeed, become imperative that surveillance be utilized as a means by which to control the unwanted element of society, which in turn only serves to benefit all concerned. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Violence, Their Complexities, and Complex Solutions

    A 4.5 page paper examining the complexities in analyzing mass murders in the last 18 months. Solutions and programs concerning youth (18 and under) are emphasized. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Serial Killers' Personalities

    This 8 page paper looks at different serial killers and attempts to determine if their future actions could have been determined prior to the events by personality analysis. The paper discusses the similarities and differences, as well as the time and aspect of any observed personality changes. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Crime Statistics and Economics

    (5pp) Does the market for second-hand goods play a role in keeping crime figures high? Research has not determined absolutely that the availability of second-hand markets for stolen goods actually increases theft rates, but does show theft is dependent on having a market. Is this a crime circle that can be avoided or averted? Bibliography lists 4 sources.

 

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