Level 3 Criminology - Assignment 3 Essay

3094 Words Mar 13th, 2011 13 Pages
Anna Bea Götz
OCN Level 3 Criminology
Assignment 3

Flat 117
2 Caraway Apt
Cayenne Court

Task 8 – Write an overview of the different forms of violent crime. What if any are the suggested reasons for such violence?
In criminology, how a violent crime is processed by the judicial system depends on how the crime is classified. Below you will find a list some common types of violent crimes and how these are defined. The reason for what motivates a person to commit these crimes is also explained. * Homicide (murder, manslaughter, infanticide): The killing of one person by another. Women are likely to fall victim of domestic homicide, whilst men are more likely to be killed by a stranger, such as in
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* Occupational violence: this is the ‘attempted or actual exercise by a person of any force so as to cause injury to a worker, including any threatening statement or behaviour…’ Observing the table presented in the study book Police Officers are at great risk of occupational violence, closely followed by private security guards and taxi drivers. There are several factors for why this type of crime occurs. These include: * Contact with the public * Delivery of passengers, goods or services * Having a mobile workplace * Working with unstable persons in health care, social services, or criminal justice settings * Working alone or in small numbers * Working late at night or during early morning hours * Working in high-crime areas * Guarding expensive goods * Working where alcohol is served.
It seems to be more prominent among people with certain characteristics and is associated with some sort of trigger. Characteristics include: * History of violent behaviour * Middle-aged white male * Upset with only having low-level tasks to do * Bitter and unhappy * No job security * Problems growing up * Substance abuse.

Task 9 – What are the different forms of property crime? Are there any types of locations or times that these crimes are more likely to occur?
What are the different forms of property crime?
There are

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