Articles for tag: Criminal Activity, Entrapment

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Entrapment in Criminal Law

Entrapment is not as common a crime as most people would believe it to be, and it is far more complicated than what you might find depicted in movies and on television. Entrapment occurs when a government agent or agency convinces a private citizen to commit a crime when he or she would not be ...

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Biography: Charles Manson

There are various theoretical schools of crime causation that attempt to explain a criminal’s behavior. This paper will look at Charles Manson and how those theoretical schools of crime causation might explain the behavior of Charles Manson. It will also explore background information on Charles Manson as well as his criminal activity. Charles Milles Maddox ...

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White Collar Crime

The concept of white collar crime was introduced by Edwin Sutherland, describing white collar crime as “crime committed by a person of respectability and high status in the course of his occupation (potter, 2002).” Sutherland shed light on this issue in 1939. Prior to which time, the focus regarding crime was on that of street ...

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Controlling Organized Crime

Throughout this document numerous characteristics of criminal organizations will be covered. Theories, such as the alien conspiracy, social control, differential association, and strain and anomie will be briefly discussed to produce a clearer understanding of how criminal organizations develop. In addition, the problems that can transpire as a result of organized crime, the legal limitations ...

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Social Organized Crime Perspective

In order to understand some of the possible reasons behind criminals’ actions, research is done to find answers. Comparing criminal organizations to that of a social institution is one way to understand how it works. There are theories that are not conclusive, but are available to help understand the possible excuses criminals use to defend ...

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Does Organized Crime Exist in Las Vegas?

As a regular writer of Las Vegas articles, I am often asked if I believe that there is still a connection between organized crime and Las Vegas. I always answer the same thing, “If organized crime and Las Vegas are still linked, it would be one of the best kept secrets in the United States.” ...

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“Magical Lizzy” Arrested for Running Brothel in Maryland

According to Maryland District Court Documents, Elizabeth Adkins Harrison was arrested on charges that she ran a brothel in her Laurel, Maryland, apartment. The Washington Post reports residents of this middle class apartment complex, The Russet Green, complained to the Anne Arundel Police Department about the constant “suspicious” traffic in and out of a certain ...

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An Overview of the Chicago School Theories of Criminology

The Chicago School of criminological theory aimed to move past the simple hard-line classical explanations of crime. Early theories of criminal behavior focused on the individual, touting such ideas as crime as a rational choice, born criminals, and physical features such as forehead size as predictors of crime. The Chicago School introduced the idea of ...