Crime in America: a reference handbook by Jennifer L. Durham

By Jennifer L. Durham

Crime in the USA offers various viewpoints at the regulate of crime, anti-crime efforts via laws and group motion, and the successes and screw ups of legislation enforcement and the legal justice approach in facing crime in American society today.A chronology detailing ancient advancements and important statistical fluctuations in U.S. crime in the course of the twentieth century, very important figures within the ongoing anti-crime campaign, laws excerpts, information, annotated print and nonprint source lists, and outlines of presidency and personal firms around out this beneficial reference software.

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Clips of Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers beating King played on the evening news around the country for days. State charges were eventually brought against the arresting officers. 42 The King case sparked criticism largely from the left, but another case of alleged abuse of power enraged the political right. Attorney General Janet Reno was widely criticized by conservatives for authorizing a raid on a religious compound in Waco, Texas, in 1993 that led to the deaths of 17 children, more than 60 other cult members, and 4 ATF agents.

The number of crimes committed rises naturally with increases in population, but overall crime rates remain well above the level in the 1960s, when crime became a prominent national issue. Crimes of a heinous nature dominate the local and national evening news around the country. In 1994, a South Carolina woman intentionally rolled her car into a lake, drowning her two young sons buckled inside. A gun-wielding man opened fire on a New York subway in 1993, killing six people Page 2 and injuring others.

Neighborhood Watch Programs Most police departments have crime prevention sections, and they usually make officers available to talk to groups interested in starting a community watch program. They can agree to watch for suspicious activity in the area and report it to the rest of the neighborhood. Children It is necessary to talk to children to protect them from crime. The steps listed here can help to reduce their risk of being victimized and can help authorities to investigate crimes against them if anything does happen.

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