Crime in America


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  • By Devonte Dade
  • Crimes in America CH.7
  • This chapter focuses on the types of crime,the victims, and the effects crime has on communities.
  • Crime is something one does or fails to do that is in violation of a law, and it can happen anywhere at anytime.
  • Certain acts are designed to restrict certain actions to protect various things like property.
  • Victims of crime can have their rights violated. An example would be with a theft steals from you. You've had your right to property violated.
  • In order to reduce crime, some communities participate in community policing
  • Incarceration is imprisonment by the state.
  • A proven fact is that American has the highest Incarceration rate of any industrialized nation.
  • This is where a community actively works with police to lower crime rate.
  • Experts agree that the best way to reduce the gang problem would be to create a program developed around Prevention,intervention,and suppression
  • Researchers have narrowed down the factors that make teenagers most susceptible to joining gangs. These are poverty,school failure substance abuse, dysfunctional families, and domestic and community violence.
  • Estimated, there are about 25,000 gangs with more than 750,000 members.
  • Victims of crime suffer the most, and they exist regardless of race, age, or money.
  • More than 24 million Americans will be victims of crime
  • Some courts requires restitution so the victims can get compensation for their loss from criminal.
  • That's a lot!
  • Information obtained from pages 74,75,78,82,83,84,95, and 97 of the Street Law textbook.
  • To reduce crime: report suspicious activity, always lock your doors,be alert in dark places like alleyways,don't flash money in public, etc.
  • As a citizen it's your responsibility to do what you're capable of to prevent or report crime.
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