Ch 7 crime in america

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  • statistics from the FBI's Crime in the United States, 2007, crime report
  • Ch 7 crime in america

    1. 1. Ch 7 Crime in America Ryan’s Law
    2. 2. The Nature of Crimes <ul><li>A crime is something one does or fails to do that is in violation of a law. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… behavior for which gov’t has set a penalty. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ideally, the goals of law are to protect human rights for all and to regulate human conduct so that people can live in harmony. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn to page 75 in your textbook – Problem 7.1 </li></ul>
    3. 3. Preventing crime is not an easy task.
    4. 4. <ul><li>About 50% of victims reported crimes against themselves to the police </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 40% reported property crimes </li></ul><ul><li>About 20% lead to an arrest </li></ul><ul><li>However, the arrest rate is considerably higher for violent crimes reported to the police </li></ul>
    5. 5. Causes of Crime <ul><li>Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Permissive courts </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of education </li></ul><ul><li>Abuse of alcohol & drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Inadequate police protection </li></ul><ul><li>Rising population </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of parental guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Breakdown in morals </li></ul><ul><li>Ineffective correctional system </li></ul><ul><li>Little chance of getting caught </li></ul><ul><li>Influence of television & films </li></ul>
    6. 6. Would tougher penalties curb crime? The U.S. already has some of the toughest criminal laws – as well as the highest incarceration rate – of any industrialized nation.
    7. 7. Crimes on Campus Top 5 Universities in the United States What do you think are the top FIVE most dangerous campuses in the US?
    8. 8. Crime on Campus 5, Ohio State University-Main Campus  Columbus, Ohio   Total enrollment: 55,014 Criminal Incidents (most recent 3 calendar years):  Murders: 0  Negligent Homicides: 0  Forcible Rapes: 158  Non-forcible Rapes: 1  Robberies: 36  Aggravated Assaults: 7  Burglaries: 776  Car Thefts: 59  Arsons: 29
    9. 9. Crime on Campus 4, University of Wisconsin-Madison   Madison, Wisconsin Total enrollment: 41,654 Criminal Incidents (most recent 3 calendar years):  Murders: 0  Negligent Homicides: 0  Forcible Rapes: 23  Non-forcible Rapes: 2  Robberies: 22  Aggravated Assaults: 47  Burglaries: 410  Car Thefts: 53  Arsons: 21
    10. 10. Crime on Campus 3, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities   Minneapolis, Minnesota Total enrollment: 51,659 Criminal Incidents (most recent 3 calendar years):  Murders: 1  Negligent Homicides: 0  Forcible Rapes: 48  Non-forcible Rapes: 0  Robberies: 49  Aggravated Assaults: 37  Burglaries: 796  Car Thefts: 63  Arsons: 5
    11. 11. Crime on Campus 2, Northwestern University  Evanston, Illinois Total enrollment: 19,853 Criminal Incidents (most recent 3 calendar years):  Murders: 0  Negligent Homicides: 0  Forcible Rapes: 13  Non-forcible Rapes: 0  Robberies: 23  Aggravated Assaults: 16  Burglaries: 615  Car Thefts: 28  Arsons: 3
    12. 12. Crime on Campus 1, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor   Ann Arbor, Michigan Total enrollment: 41,674  Criminal Incidents (most recent 3 calendar years):  Murders: 1  Negligent Homicides: 0  Forcible Rapes: 119  Non-forcible Rapes: 0  Robberies: 83  Aggravated Assaults: 225  Burglaries: 230  Car Thefts: 142  Arsons: 20
    13. 13. Where we live… <ul><li>What do you think is the major crime problem at NWR? </li></ul><ul><li>In our community? </li></ul><ul><li>Have most crimes increased or decreased over the last three years? </li></ul>

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