Presentation on theme: "Any act that is labeled such by those in authority, prohibited by law"— Presentation transcript:
1Any act that is labeled such by those in authority, prohibited by law Any act that is labeled such by those in authority, prohibited by law. And punishable by the government
2Crime statisticsFBI uses data from all local police departments in the U.S.Not all complaints make into official statisticsIf family or friend is involved its less likely to be reportedMore likely to file formal reports on serious crimes when the injured parties are members of the higher social class.Attitude plays a role in filing a report
3Types of crimeSerious crimes: murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, Auto theft, arsonLess serious: forgery and counterfeiting, fraud, stolen property, vandalism, weapons, prostitution, sex offenses, drug abuse, gambling, DUI, liquor laws, disorderly conduct,
4Violent CrimesMurder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault make up a very small percentage of all crimes committedMost victims of violence are African Americans ( young men )Most murders committed by guns and other weapons22 seconds violent , 8 min. rape, 40 min murder, 2 min. robbery
5Victimless Crime“They are termed as victimless because they supposedly harm no one but the person committing the act”ProstitutionIllegal drug useVagrancy
9Crimes against property Burglary, larceny, motor theft and arson are much more common forms of theft.All property crimes involve either stealing someone’s property or intentionally damaging it ( 3 seconds )Population and locationDrug use
10White collar crimeOffenses committed by individuals of high social status in the course of their professional lives.Politicians, corporations, ( fraud, tax evasion, embezzlement, price fixing, toxic pollution, insider trading, political corruption
11Organized CrimePeople who are part of a large scale organization of professional criminals that control some sort of vice or business through violence or the threat of violence. (Crime Syndicate )Drug trafficking, illegal gambling, unfair labor practices, loan sharking, hijacking of merchandise
12Terrorism Committed to achieve political goals. 9-11 Boston marathon 2002 / Patriot Act was passed to fight against these threats in the U.S.
13Look up three separate types of crimes that were recently committed? What type of crime was it?What are the possible punishments for the crime?Who are the victims?What were the circumstances surrounding the crime?What are some of the consequences for society in general?