Crime in the United States

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    No matter where you live throughout the world, there is always going to be crime in that area. But when you compare the United State’s crime rate to that of countries like Canada, Norway, and Sweden, the result are shocking. According to the textbook, “over 1.9 million people were incarcerated in 2010 (1 in every 104 adults in the United States), by far the highest rate in the world” (pg. 306, Stanely, Zinn, and Smith). As a nation we need to stop using our prisons as a place of punishment and instead promote rehabilitation and correction. There are a number of reasons why the United States consistently has one of the highest crime rates. The first reason dates back to the Reagan administration. On October 28, 1986 President Reagan signed a bill that ordered mandatory minimum sentences…

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    Among African Americans and Hispanic adolescent boys, homicide is the leading cause of death, 100,000 children bring weapons to school every day in the United States (Hoffman and Summers, 2001). The increasing rates of youth violence appears to be a worldwide phenomenon in industrialized nations. Possible explanations for the increase vary from country to country and include drug trafficking, family breakdown, political turmoil and increased gang activity (Hoffman and Summers, 2001). In the…

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    Seizures that are done unconstitutionally don’t normally occur, but I did recently read an article relating to your answer. Sadly, sometimes police may seize someone’s private property, even if they did not commit any crimes. According to the webpage ACLU (2013), 130 CAID patrons were innocent, but were detained by the police at an Art Institute in Detroit which resulted in confiscation and the impoundment more than thirty cars and citations. However, there were no drugs or any weapons found.…

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    Today in the United States, the Second Amendment is a largely controversial debated topic by roughly every politician. The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791. It states “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” (Masters). There are various inputs to this enormous problem, on the bare surface it seems as if a large proportion of this input is contributed by society; or that is…

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    On November 8 of 2016, United States had a drastic change. United States elected a new president and one that many people of color would fear and hate. Donald Trump was elected and he invited many of his followers to express a form of bold racism. Donald Trump is culturally significant because his treatment towards ethnic groups prove what racial chauvinism in America is like. The day after Donald Trump was elected many people of color reported that they were discriminated and harassed by…

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    People are so ignorant! Why would you vote for a man who is only experienced in business deals to control a country? This man is used to making allies and decisions that only benefit him and his partners! To him, we are just an end product. Everyone that voted for him voted for this idea that he can build better relationships for America, but so far we are blink away from a war, we are deporting innocent people and separating families, and we have successfully devalued women, people of color,…

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    Prohibition in the United States was a ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages. This ban on alcoholic beverages lasted for thirteen years from 1920 to 1933. The reason why the Eighteenth Amendment, which banned alcohol, was created to reduce crime, solve social problems, reduce taxes, and improve the health and hygiene in America. The prohibition stood not as successful as they would have hoped because, people still drunk alcohol, even though it was…

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    Gun laws are a big cause of violent crime in the United States and should be changed in order to prevent guns falling into the wrong hands, which has been an issue related to gun control in the United States for far too long and it is impacting everyone lives. Gun control is being abused by certain individuals who cannot handle a firearm safely. Guns are not for everyone. Some individuals choose to use firearms in an inappropriate way such as using guns to kill others. Gun laws should be…

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    Crime is increasing every day, everywhere and most definitely increasing in communities. Crime is a major problem in the United States, people are dying from crime, people from younger generations are committing crimes, and law enforcement officers are getting hurt while protecting our communities. There are hundreds of crimes committed a day, which means there are hundreds of victims of crimes a day, but there are many of ways to reduce that number. Imagine if there was a way to reduce the…

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    In comparing Europe with the United States, there is a clear divide in how penalties for crime are handled. In Europe, where sentences are less harsh, more efforts are placed into integrating reformed criminals back into society. In the United States, where ex-convicts are incarcerated for longer periods of time, reintegration is much more difficult and they are more -likely to re-commit crimes. In addition, crime and drugs have been a long standing issue and will be further discussed. I will…

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