Heinous Crime: Cases, Causes, and Consequences by Frederic G. Reamer

By Frederic G. Reamer

What situations lead a person to dedicate homicide, rape, or acts of kid molestation? Why does society have any such deep-seated want for vengeance opposed to perpetrators of heinous crimes? Can these discovered in charge of such crimes ever be rehabilitated? What are the long term outcomes of incarceration, for inmates and society?

Officials of the felony justice method, politicians, and traditional electorate argue approximately attainable solutions to those arguable and important questions, with little contract. Violent crime and overflowing prisons remain unlucky elements of our society because the legal justice procedure struggles to boost a coherent technique to take care of heinous crimes.

This ebook bargains leading edge views at the tough matters bearing on a civilized society's reaction to offenders in charge of heinous crimes. It considers particular circumstances and the chilling bills of sufferers and the criminals themselves. In delivering distinctive techniques for prevention and rehabilitation, Frederic G. Reamer attracts on his broad adventure as a member of the Rhode Island Parole Board, the place he has heard greater than 13,000 situations, and as a social employee in correctional amenities. He examines the mental and social elements that lead participants to dedicate reprehensible crimes, arguing fuller knowing of alternative felony varieties is important to constructing profitable solutions to the matter of heinous crimes. heavily taking a look at quite a few felony typologies, Reamer examines the effectiveness and cause of varied responses, together with revenge and retribution, imprisonment for public protection, rehabilitation, and restorative justice.

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7. Many consider their rape to be a private matter and want to keep it that way. 8. Many find it too embarrassing to contemplate having to talk explicitly and repeatedly about the sexual details of their rape experience to police and court officials. 9. Many believe that no purpose will be served by reporting the rape because they have no faith in how the justice system deals with this crime and because victims anticipate a negative outcome. 10. Some fear retribution by the rapist and his friends; other victims fear their partner will seek retribution on their behalf.

The NIS is a congressionally mandated effort to collect data periodically on reported and unreported child abuse in the United States. The first NIS was conducted in 1979 and 1980, and the most recent NIS was conducted in 1993. The 1993 NIS was based on counts of cases obtained from a nationally representative sample of 42 counties and 842 agencies. It includes statistics from public child welfare agencies responsible for child abuse investigations and law enforcement agencies, as well as data from interviews with a group of mandated reporters (such as doctors, educators, child care providers, and mental health professionals).

About 25 percent of all fires are arson. • In 2000 fire officials found that about seventy-five thousand structure fires were arson or suspected they were arson. 7 percent of all structure property loss). • Vehicle fires of incendiary or suspicious origin numbered 46,500 and accounted for $186 million in property damage. People commit arson for various reasons. As these cases illustrate, some acts of arson are acts of revenge, whereas others are motivated by profit. In some instances the arsonist sets a fire so that he can perform heroic, life-saving feats for victims.

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