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Police Car Lights Photo If we were to list crimes by the amount of damage that a particular crime does to society, we would be able to have a better understanding about which crimes we need to stop first. And one of the first crimes that we need to fix is the crime of not educating people enough.

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Crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority. Something is a crime if declared as such by the relevant and applicable law. A crime is an act harmful not only to some individual or individuals but also to a community, society or the state.

"A Public Wrong"

Sins - Premeditated - Violence

Misdemeanor is any "lesser" criminal act in some common law legal systems. Misdemeanors are generally punished less severely than felonies, but theoretically more so than administrative infractions (also known as minor, petty, or summary offences) and regulatory offences. Many misdemeanors are punished with monetary fines.

Civil Infraction is violation of the law less serious than a misdemeanor, and which usually does not attach certain individual rights such as a jury trial.

Felony is a serious crime (such as Murder, arson, Perjury, violence, Rape, or Fraud, to name a few). A serious crime that involves confiscation of a convicted person's land and goods. Less than a misdemeanor.

Indictable Offence is an offence which can only be tried on an indictment after a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is a prima facie case to answer or by a grand jury (in contrast to a summary offence). In the United States, a crime of similar severity and rules is called a felony, which also requires an indictment, which is is a formal accusation that a person has committed a crime.

Criminal Charge is a formal accusation made by a governmental authority asserting that somebody has committed a crime. A charging document, which contains one or more criminal charges or counts, can take several forms, including: Complaint, information, indictment, citation or traffic ticket. The charging document is what generally starts a criminal case in court. But the procedure by which somebody is charged with a crime and what happens when somebody has been charged varies from country to country and even, within a country, from state to state. Before a person is proven guilty, the charge must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Criminal Complaint. A criminal case usually gets started with a police arrest report. The prosecutor then decides what criminal charges to file, if any. Some cases can then go to a grand jury for a criminal indictment or to a preliminary hearing, where a judge decides if there is enough evidence to proceed. The prosecutor will typically either: determine that the case should be charged (as a felony or a misdemeanor), and file a “complaint” (the charging document may go by a different name) with the court decide that the case would be a felony and should go to a grand jury, which will decide what charges, if any, to file, or decide not to pursue the case. An arrest, by itself, doesn’t begin formal criminal proceedings. Rather, the filing of a document in court is required. In most instances in state court, the document of choice is a “complaint.” Complaints can be either civil or criminal. Civil complaints initiate lawsuits, typically between private parties or a private party and the government. Criminal complaints, on the other hand, almost always involve the government alone. (Some states technically allow citizens to file criminal complaints, but the practice is quite rare.) A state prosecution usually begins after a police officer arrests someone and presents the case to the prosecution. The latter then files a complaint, which charges the defendant with the relevant crime(s). So begins the legal process. A complaint typically lists: the defendant, the date of the alleged offenses, the alleged offenses (including the relevant statutes, and whether the violations are misdemeanors or felonies), and some kind of description of the alleged facts underlying those offenses.

Complaint is any formal legal document that sets out the facts and legal reasons (see: cause of action) that the filing party or parties (the plaintiff(s)) believes are sufficient to support a claim against the party or parties against whom the claim is brought (the defendant(s)) that entitles the plaintiff(s) to a remedy (either money damages or injunctive relief). For example, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) that govern civil litigation in United States courts provide that a civil action is commenced with the filing or service of a pleading called a complaint. Civil court rules in states that have incorporated the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure use the same term for the same pleading. In some jurisdictions, specific types of criminal cases may also be commenced by the filing of a complaint, also sometimes called a criminal complaint or felony complaint. All criminal cases are prosecuted in the name of the governmental authority that promulgates criminal statutes and enforces the police power of the state with the goal of seeking criminal sanctions, such as the State (also sometimes called the People) or Crown (in Commonwealth realms). In the United States, the complaint is often associated with misdemeanor criminal charges presented by the prosecutor without the grand jury process. In most U.S. jurisdictions, the charging instrument presented to and authorized by a grand jury is referred to as an indictment.

Whistleblowers

Misconduct of Judges and Lawyers (complaints)

Disorderly Conduct is when a person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally engages in fighting or in disruptive conduct; Makes unreasonable noise and continues to do so after being asked to stop; or disrupts a lawful assembly of persons.

Breach of the Peace disturbing others by loud and unreasonable noise, including loud music or using profanity loudly.

Trespass to Land is committed when an individual or the object of an individual intentionally or negligently enters the land of another without a lawful excuse or permission. This rule may also apply to entry upon public land having restricted access. A court may order payment of damages or an injunction to remedy the tort.

Trespass to Chattels is a tort whereby the infringing party has intentionally (or, in Australia, negligently) interfered with another person's lawful possession of a chattel (movable personal property). The interference can be any physical contact with the chattel in a quantifiable way, or any dispossession of the chattel (whether by taking it, destroying it, or barring the owner's access to it). As opposed to the greater wrong of conversion, trespass to chattels is argued to be actionable per se.

Personal Property is generally considered property that is movable, as opposed to real property or real estate.

Criminology is the scientific study of the nature, extent, management, causes, control, consequences, and prevention of criminal behavior, both on the individual and social levels. Criminology is an interdisciplinary field in both the behavioral and social sciences, drawing especially upon the research of sociologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social anthropologists, as well as scholars of law.

Investigations

Crime Prevention


Resources


Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Hotline
1−800−799−7233
TTY 1−800−787−3224
Domestic Violence Hotline

Violence numbers by State Domestic Violence Questions (PDF)

Domestic Abuse Toolkit (PDF)

Domestic Abuse Guidance (PDF)

Battered Women Help
Stop Family Violence
Cure Violence

Can We Protect Ourselves From Trauma?

Parents of Murdered Children - 888.818.7662

Violence the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation.

Overseas Domestic Violence - 866.879.6636

Battered Person Syndrome is a physical and psychological condition of a person who has suffered (usually persistent) emotional, physical, or sexual abuse from another person. The condition is the basis for the battered spouse defense that has been used in cases of physically and psychologically abused spouses who have killed their abusers.

Battered Woman Defense is a defense used in court that the person accused of an assault/murder was suffering from battered person syndrome at the material time. Because the defense is most commonly used by women, it is usually characterised in court as battered woman syndrome or battered wife syndrome.

Cycle of Abuse describes the controlling patriarchal behavior of men who felt entitled to abuse their wives to maintain control over them.

Sexual Assault Hotline - 800.656.4673

Safe Help Line

Rape - Sex Crimes

Sex Abuse - Sexuality

Sex and Violence

Teen Dating Abuse

Love is not Abuse

Self-Defense is a countermeasure that involves defending the health and well-being of oneself from harm. The use of the right of self-defense as a legal justification for the use of force in times of danger is available in many jurisdictions, but the interpretation varies widely.

Martial Arts
How To Win A Street Fight With Head Movement, Learn Simple (But Awesome) Street Fighting Techniques (youtube)

Right of Self-Defense is the right for persons to use reasonable force or defensive force, for the purpose of defending one's own life or the lives of others, including, in certain circumstances, the use of deadly force. If a defendant uses defensive force because of a threat of deadly or grievous harm by the other person, or a reasonable perception of such harm, the defendant is said to have a "perfect self-defense" justification. If defendant uses defensive force because of such a perception, and the perception is not reasonable, the defendant may have an "imperfect self-defense" as an excuse.

Voluntary Manslaughter occurs either when the defendant is strongly provoked (under circumstances that could similarly provoke a reasonable person) and kills in the heat of passion aroused by that provocation. However, there are mitigating circumstances that reduce culpability, or when the defendant kills only with an intent to cause serious bodily harm. Voluntary manslaughter in some jurisdictions is a lesser included offense of murder. The traditional mitigating factor was provocation; however, others have been added in various jurisdictions. The most common type of voluntary manslaughter occurs when a defendant is provoked to commit the homicide. It is sometimes described as a heat-of-passion killing. In most cases, the provocation must induce rage or anger in the defendant, although some cases have held that fright, terror, or desperation will suffice.

Countermeasure is a measure or action taken to counter or offset another one. As a general concept it implies precision, and is any technological or tactical solution or system (often for a military application) designed to prevent an undesirable outcome in the process.

Exculpations Excuse is when the defendant has actually done everything to break the law and intended to do it to avoid some threatened or actual harm. Thus, some degree of liability already attaches to the defendant for what was done. In law, the usual rule is that the defendant's motive for breaking the law is irrelevant although, in the criminal law, this may reduce the sentence.

Duress or coercion refers to a situation whereby a person performs an act as a result of violence, threat, or other pressure against the person.

Provocation is a set of events that might be adequate to cause a reasonable person to lose self control, whereby a criminal act is less morally culpable than a premeditated act done out of pure malice (malice aforethought).

Two Wrongs Don't make a Right - War Crimes


Victims


Victims of Violence
Victims of Crime
Victim Assistance - 800.879.6682
Victim Services
Victims of Crime Help - 800.394.2255
Victims of Crimes Resource - 800.851.3420
Why Victims Don't Leave (video)

Safe Horizon Moving Victims of Violence from Crisis to Confidence.

Victimisation is the process of being victimised or becoming a victim.

Victim is an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance. A person who is tricked or swindled.

Victimology is the study of victimization, including the relationships between victims and offenders, the interactions between victims and the criminal justice system—that is, the police and courts, and corrections officials—and the connections between victims and other social groups and institutions, such as the media, businesses, and social movements.

Victim Blaming occurs when the victim of a crime or any wrongful act is held entirely or partially responsible for the harm that befell them. The study of victimology seeks to mitigate the perception of victims as responsible. There is a greater tendency to Blame victims of rape than victims of robbery if victims and perpetrators know each other.

Victim Mentality is an acquired (learned) personality trait in which a person tends to regard themselves as a victim of the negative actions of others, and to behave as if this were the case even in the lack of clear evidence of such circumstances. Victim mentality depends on habitual thought processes and attribution. In some cases, those with a victim mentality have in fact been the victim of wrongdoing by others or have otherwise suffered misfortune through no fault of their own; however, such misfortune does not necessarily imply that one will respond by developing a pervasive and universal victim mentality where one frequently or constantly believes oneself to be a victim.

Victimless Crime is a term used to refer to actions that have been made illegal but which do not directly violate or threaten the rights of any other individual. It often involves consensual acts, or solitary acts in which no other person is involved. Such acts would not lead to any person calling for help from the police.

Victim Playing is the fabrication of victimhood for a variety of reasons such as to justify abuse of others, to manipulate others, a coping strategy or attention seeking. Where a person is known for regular victim playing, the person may be referred to as a professional victim.

Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime Video (youtube)
National Victim Assistance Academy: Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime (2005). Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs. Office for Victims of Crime. National Victim Assistance Academy. Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime. NCJ 195655 - August 2005. Video Guide in PDF. Video Preview Transcript. Opening: The title "Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime" appears above a pair of eyes; slide montage begins and slides read as follows: "Help Victims Regain Control" above two sets of clasping hands, "Listen with Compassion" below a woman's face, "Understand the Impact of Trauma" above a couple holding each other closely, "Need to Build Trust" below one person hugging another, "Be Aware of Communication Barriers" above a child's drawing of two faces labeled "Alegre?" and "Enojado?" Montage fades to black and then to female speaker. Female speaking to the camera: Over the past two decades, a number of studies have identified three factors that affect victim satisfaction and victim reconstruction of their lives following a crime; acknowledgment, respect, and information. These factors can validate victims' experiences and help them regain control. The title "Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime" appears above a pair of eyes, then text on black screen. Office for Victims of Crime OVC "Putting Victims First". Producer: National Victim Assistance Academy. usdoj.gov. Creative Commons license: Public Domain. Uploaded on Nov 1, 2007.

Fraud Victims

War Victims Day is an unofficial day of celebration and empowerment of the victims of armed conflict. (30 May 2017)

Victims of Torture is held annually on 26 June to speak out against the crime of Torture and to honor and support victims and survivors throughout the world.

Elderly Abuse, Fraud and Exploitation

Senior Citizen Stories - Experiences of a Lifetime

Indian Affairs - 800.633.5155

Refugees

War

Children


Child Abuse Hotline - 800.422.4453

Child Abuse is physical, sexual, or psychological mistreatment or neglect of a child or children, especially by a parent or other caregiver. It may include any act or failure to act by a parent or other caregiver that results in actual or potential harm to a child, and can occur in a child's home, or in the organizations, schools or communities the child interacts with.

Almost 680,000 children in the US
were the victims of Abuse and neglect in 2013. More than 1,500 of them died.

Kids Data
Abusive Relationships
Child Maltreatment
Child Maltreatment

Punishment - School Punishments

Risk of Injury to a Minor (felony crime)
Risk of Injury subsection, C.G.S. 53-21(a)(1), makes it a crime to place a child under the age of 16 in a situation where that child is at risk of life endangerment, injury to health or moral impairment, or to otherwise do anything likely to cause impairment to that child's health or morals. Charge involves either endangering or impairing the health or morals of a minor (anyone under 16). Therefore, it can be used under any number of circumstances.

Child Abandonment is the practice of relinquishing interests and claims over one's offspring in an extralegal way with the intent of never again resuming or reasserting them. Causes include many social and cultural factors as well as mental illness. An abandoned child is called a foundling (as opposed to a runaway or an orphan). Baby dumping refers to parents abandoning or discarding a child younger than 12 months in a public or private place with the intent of disposing of them. It is also known as rehoming in cases of failed adoptions. Safe-Haven Law

Child Neglect is a form of child abuse, and is a deficit in meeting a child's basic needs, including the failure to provide adequate health care, supervision, clothing, nutrition, housing as well as their physical, emotional, social, educational and safety needs. Society generally believes there are necessary behaviors a caregiver must provide in order for a child to develop physically, socially, and emotionally. Causes of neglect may result from several parenting problems including mental disorders, substance abuse, domestic violence, unemployment, unplanned pregnancy, single parenting, and poverty.

Children Exposed to Violence

Children's Rights Council
Juvenile & Family Court Judges - 800.527.3223
Support Guide Lines
United Nations for Children (Unicef)
Child Law
Healthy Children
Child Mind

Legislative Task Force on Child Protection was created by the 2015 Legislature to: Review the efforts being made to implement the recommendations of the Governor's Task Force on the Protection of Children, including a review of the roles and functions of the Office of Ombudsperson for Families; Expand the efforts into related areas of the child welfare system; Work with the commissioner of human services and community partners to establish and evaluate child protection grants to address disparities in child welfare pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 256E.28; Identify additional area s within the child welfare system that need to be addressed by the legislature. Review and recommend alternatives to law enforcement responding to a maltreatment report by removing the child, and evaluate situations in which it may be appropriate for a social worker or other child protection worker to remove the child from the home; and clarify the definition of "substantial child endangerment," and provide language in bill form by January 1, 2017.

Missing Kids - 800.843.5678
Unidentified Missing Persons System
Missing Persons Network
Human Trafficking (Polaris Project) - 888.373.7888

Effects on Children (parenting and child development)

Bullying


Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power, which distinguishes bullying from conflict. Behaviors used to assert such domination can include verbal harassment or threat, physical assault or coercion, and such acts may be directed repeatedly towards particular targets. Rationalizations for such behavior sometimes include differences of social class, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, behavior, body language, personality, reputation, lineage, strength, size or ability. If bullying is done by a group, it is called mobbing.

Cyber Bullying
Internet Trolls

Bullying
Child Bullying

Cyberbullying rarely occurs in isolation, research finds most bullying is face-to-face

Apps to stop Bullying 
We Heart it
Bullying App

#StopBullyingNow By: Jonathan Cleveland (youtube)
To This Day (video)

Bad Advice for Bullying Victims that some people give: Quit or get out of the situation -- 27 percent. Ignore it or blow it off -- 23 percent. Fight or stand up to the bully -- 17 percent. Stay calm -- 10 percent. Report the bullying -- 10 percent.

Good Advice for persons being Bullied
When you try to help someone who has been bullied, some of the best things that family members, friends, and colleagues can do is to simply listen without judgment and help the person work through available options. First thing to do is to make sure the victim of the bullying is not traumatized and that they feel safe, and also, they are not blaming themselves for the abuse. Next is to start looking for an Ally and developing a strategy. You might first attempt to reason with the bully and try to explain to them how wrong they are. Ask the bully what do they want from you, and ask why they are treating you unfairly? Sometimes when bullies act out it may be a cry for help, because acting out could be a sign that the bully themselves has suffered some kind of abuse. So if the first attempts to reason with someone fails then other methods of communication must be attempted. Don't over react and remember that two wrongs don't make a right. But that doesn't mean that shouldn't have fun teaching a bully a lesson. Make a game of it, just make sure that no one gets hurt and that you don't make a situation worse or more dangerous then it needs to be. Sometimes just ignoring a bully can show them that you are strong and not easily provoked, so the bully may think that you are not worth the time and effort and then give up on the Harassment. But sometimes Doing nothing might not be an option, because this might encourage someone to continue this bad behavior. And we certainly don't need more as*holes growing up to become bad people or becoming bad politicians, because we have too many of those already.

Shaming is trying to make someone feel bad about an unfortunate situation that they are experiencing, which does more to reveal the ignorance of the person who is doing the shamming then it does to help understand a particular persons situation.

School Lunch Shaming, Body Shaming, Clothes Shaming, Poverty Shaming, Belief Shaming, Personality Shaming, Type of Work Shaming, Name Shaming, Parent Shaming, Mistake Shaming, Slow Learning Shaming, Disability Shaming, and so on.

"You never look good when you're trying to make someone else look bad."

"Strong people don't put others down, they lift them up." Empathy

It would be a lot more effective and efficient to fix the problems that our poor education system is causing then to just treat the social diseases that it creates. So why do we have to keep making Laws in order to make up for our inadequate dysfunctional education system? We need a More Quality Education and Less Restrictions and Less Regulations. If this ugly behavior is not understood how ignorant it is, then those people will grow up to be bad people who won't even know that they're scumbags.

Social Attacks - Prejudice

Brabant is pushing someone’s buttons, tease them until they snap.

Verbal Abuse is described as a negative defining statement told to the victim or about the victim, or by withholding any response, thereby defining the target as non-existent. If the abuser does not immediately apologize and retract the defining statement, the relationship may be a verbally abusive one.

Hate - Profanity - Propaganda

Psychological Abuse is a form of abuse, characterized by a person subjecting, or exposing, another person to behavior that may result in psychological trauma, including anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Such abuse is often associated with situations of power imbalance, such as abusive relationships, bullying, gaslighting, and abuse in the workplace.

Hazing is the practice of rituals, challenges, and other activities involving harassment, abuse or humiliation used as a way of initiating a person into a group including a new fraternity, sorority, team, or club.

Teasing can be playful or hurtful, and educative. Teasing can have a variety of effects, depending on how it is utilized and its intended effect. When teasing is playful and friendly, and especially when it is reciprocal, teasing can be regarded as flirting. When teasing is unwelcome, it may be regarded as harassment or mobbing, especially in the work place and school, or as a form of bullying or emotional abuse. If done in public, it may be regarded as humiliation. Teasing can also be regarded as educative when it is used as a way of Informal learning.

Joking around - Bad Jokes can Hurt

Taunting is a sarcastic remark, gesture, or insult intended to demoralize the recipient, or to anger them and encourage reactionary behaviors without thinking.

Anger

Anti-Harassment Codes

Death Threat is a threat, often made anonymously, by one person or a group of people to kill another person or group of people. These threats are often designed to intimidate victims in order to manipulate their behavior, and thus a death threat can be a form of coercion. For example, a death threat could be used to dissuade a public figure from pursuing a criminal investigation or an advocacy campaign. In most jurisdictions, death threats are a serious type of criminal offense. Death threats are often covered by coercion statutes. For instance, the coercion statute in Alaska says: A person commits the crime of coercion if the person compels another to engage in conduct from which there is a legal right to abstain or abstain from conduct in which there is a legal right to engage, by means of instilling in the person who is compelled a fear that, if the demand is not complied with, the person who makes the demand or another may inflict physical injury on anyone....

Threat is a communicated intent to inflict harm or loss on another person. A threat is considered an act of coercion. Threats (intimidation) are widely observed in animal behavior, particularly in a ritualized form, chiefly in order to avoid the unnecessary physical violence that can lead to physical damage or death of both conflicting parties.

Criminal Threatening is intentional behavior that "would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities" fear of injury or harm. It is not necessary to prove that the behavior was so violent as to cause terror or that the victim was actually frightened.

Intimidation is intentional behavior that "would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities" fear of injury or harm. It is not necessary to prove that the behavior was so violent as to cause terror or that the victim was actually frightened. Threat, criminal threatening (or threatening behavior) is the crime of intentionally or knowingly putting another person in fear of bodily injury. "Threat of harm generally involves a perception of injury...physical or mental damage...act or instance of injury, or a material and detriment or loss to a person." "A terroristic threat is a crime generally involving a threat to commit violence communicated with the intent to terrorize other." "Intimidation" is the name of a criminal offense in several U.S. states.

Harassment - Frivolous Lawsuits 
Coercion - Extortion
Conformity - Cults
Peer Pressure
Abuse - Torture
Cruelty - Suffering

Interventions (behavior)

Reckless Endangerment is a type of crime involving conduct that is wrongful and reckless or wanton, and likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm to another person. There are several kinds of endangerment, each of which is a criminal act that can be prosecuted in a court. In some U.S. states, such as Florida, substantially similar language is used for the crime of Culpable negligence. The offense is intended to prohibit and therefore deter reckless or wanton conduct that wrongfully creates a substantial risk of death or serious injury to others. Various laws specify several types of endangerment: Child endangerment and animal endangerment: placing a child or animal in a potentially harmful situation, either through negligence or misconduct. Reckless endangerment: A person commits the crime of reckless endangerment if the person recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person. “Reckless” conduct is conduct that exhibits a culpable disregard of foreseeable consequences to others from the act or omission involved. The accused need not intentionally cause a resulting harm. The ultimate question is whether, under all the circumstances, the accused’s conduct was of that heedless nature that made it actually or imminently dangerous to the rights or safety of others. Public endangerment is usually applied to crimes which place the public in some form of danger, although that danger can be more or less severe according to the crime. It is punished most frequently in Canada.

The Monster Study was a stuttering experiment performed on 22 orphan children in Davenport, Iowa in 1939. Half of the children received positive speech therapy, praising the fluency of their speech, and the other half, negative speech therapy, belittling the children for speech imperfections. Many of the normal speaking orphan children who received negative therapy in the experiment suffered negative psychological effects and some retained speech problems for the rest of their lives.

Pit of Despair was research to produce an animal model of clinical depression.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving - 800.438.6233
Cooperative Educational Services

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Crime Stats


Crime stats always fall short of telling us the whole story. One reason is that most crime stats only show the crimes that were reported and not all the other crimes that go on unreported. They also don’t list the crimes that go on behind closed doors.

Crime Statistics (gov)
FBI
Trulia
United Nations Drugs & Crimes
National Criminal Justice Reference
Crime Victim Help

In 2015, there were an estimated 7,993,631 property crime offenses in the nation.

Uniform Crime Reporting - Uniform Crime Reports

Property Crime is a category of crime that includes, among other crimes, burglary, larceny, theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, shoplifting, and vandalism. Property crime involves the taking of property, and does not involve force or threat of force against a victim. Crimes against property are divided into two groups: destroyed property and stolen property. When property is destroyed, it could be called arson or vandalism. Examples of the act of stealing property is robbery or embezzlement. Although robbery involves taking property, it is classified as a violent crime, as force or threat of force on an individual that is present is involved in contrast to burglary which is typically of an unoccupied dwelling or other unoccupied building.

Justice Research Info
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Disaster Center Crime Report
Social Science Research
Crime and Justice Studies
FBI Codis DNA Index
War

Power (dangers and influences)

Excessive use of Force by Police: A survey of academic emergency physicians
Could Hospital ERs Provide Missing Data On Police Shootings?
Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs
San Francisco Wraparound Project Violence Intervention Program

Failure To Protect

Every year in the United States between 4 and 6 million women are victims of interpersonal violence (IPV)
(Kintner, 2005).

Approximately 4 out of 10 abused women live in homes with children under age 12, leading researchers to estimate that between 3 and 10 million children are exposed to IPV annually. 
 
How the law turns battered women into criminals

We need to Improve our Police Force by improving the Training and the Quality of Education

If you were to list crimes by the amount of damage that particular crime does to society, you would be able to have a better sense of what crimes need to be stopped first. Whether crime is up or down is insignificant when you compare it to the alarming questions of....Why do we still have so much Crime? Dysfunctional Education System? Mental Illness? Money?

Why are there still a lot of crimes going on unreported?
Government

And what have we been doing to reduce crimes altogether?
Prisons

Cradle to Grave Program is a hospital-based violence prevention program - Temple University Health System.

White-Collar Crime refers to financially motivated nonviolent crime committed by business and government professionals.
Corporate Crime
Costs of Crime

CompStat Multilayered Crime Mapping System for Crime Reduction

Organized Crime are local groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals who intend to engage in illegal activity, most commonly for money and profit.

Government Crime

Syndicate is a self-organizing group of individuals, companies, corporations or entities formed to transact some specific business, to pursue or promote a shared interest. In most cases formed groups aim to scale up their profits.

Mafia is a criminal syndicate in Sicily, Italy. It is a loose association of criminal groups that share a common organisational structure and code of conduct. The basic group is known as a "family", "clan", or "cosca" or "cosche" in Sicilian. Each family claims sovereignty over a territory, usually a town or village or a neighbourhood (borgata) of a larger city, in which it operates its rackets. Its members call themselves "men of honour", although the public often refers to them as "mafiosi". The mafia's core activities are protection racketeering, the arbitration of disputes between criminals, and the organizing and oversight of illegal agreements and transactions.

Gang is a group of good friends or family with identifiable leadership and internal organization, identifying with or claiming control over territory in a community, and engaging either individually or collectively in illegal or violent behavior. Some criminal gang members are "jumped in" or have to prove their loyalty by committing acts such as theft or violence. A member of a gang may be called a gangster, thug, a politician or a corporate leader.

There are just too many corrupt people in the world who will do anything to exploit your lack of knowledge. So your only defense is to keep learning and keep seeking information and knowledge from as many sources as possible. 

Basic Knowledge 101


Openly Carrying a Firearm in Public


Right to carry, is not a right to be Scary. "Carry not Scary". Pretending to think that weapons are the only way to protect your freedom is a false and ignorant belief. Guns are no longer the only tool that humans have. We have a more valuable tool right between our ears. So when it comes to protecting freedom and rights, "Use your Head, Not your Lead." If exercising your freedom makes others uncomfortable, without making things safer, then your type of exercise needs to be adjusted, so that you don't insult yourself or insult others. But I totally understand why people need guns, after all with so much corruption and crime in governments and corporations, no wonder people grab their guns. But two wrongs don't make a right. We have to find another way to end this corruption and abuse, and that way is improving education and having more communication. And we also have to stop our governments from abusing people, because we all know the negative side-effects that come from abuse.

"Trickle Down Ignorance"

The Mass Media of course is the biggest contributor to murder, but that's another story. The truth is that there are only a small percentage of people being murdered by guns. The most disturbing fact is that 99% of murder by guns did not need to happen. This is not self defense, this is murder, even if you are an Accessory, or an Accomplice, or just a Bystander. So even when guns are a small percentage of all the deaths in the world, that happen everyday, guns are just one reason, and only one detail of this enormous problem we have with Deaths that are Avoidable. If we seriously don't work on this problem, it will never go away. Suicide by guns is so small when compared to the mass suicide by ignorance that kills millions of people every year. But the news just reports the bad, as if that's all there is.

Mental Health Problems

Right to Keep and Bear Arms (wiki)
Second Amendment to the United States Constitution (wiki)

When does a Right become a Reason?

Cocks Not Glocks - Nice Job ladies, but fighting ignorance with ignorance is risky, especially when ignorant people don't realize their own ignorance.

ZORE - Gun Safety cartridge-shaped lock that allows quick access & offers tampering alerts for your gun.

Smart Gun is a firearm that includes a safety feature or features that allow it to fire only when activated by an authorized user. These safety features can prevent misuse, accidental shootings, gun thefts, use of the weapon against the owner, and self-harm.

The Real Harm of the Global Arms Trade: Samantha Nutt (video and interactive text - 14 mins.)

The NRA is not about protecting the second amendment, the NRA is mostly a voice for the Gun Manufactures and the war mongers who sell weapons for profit. So the NRA is mostly a pawn for murderers, and not about protecting freedom or about protecting people from corrupt governments, this is about money. What good is an Arms Trade Treaty or Gun Control if you never educate people enough about the the facts and the truth? Lobbyists

Americans own an estimated 265 Million guns, but 133 Million of these guns are concentrated in the hands of just 3% of American adults. That means around 3 Million Americans have about 44 guns each. We have some heavily armed people out there. I wonder how much ammo they have?

5.5 million guns are made in the United States each year and millions more are imported. 40 Percent of guns are sold through a loophole at Gun Shows, where people are able to buy a Firearm without having to go through a Background Check.

Gun Owner Statistics: 39% to 50% of US households have at least one gun. 80 Million Americans have a Gun?

Data (PDF)

There are around 300 million guns in the US, which is not including the military, we're the most heavily armed nation on the planet.

CDC estimates show that the number of Americans coming to hospitals with nonfatal, violent gun injuries has actually gone up: from an estimated 37,321 nonfatal gunshot injuries in 2002 to 55,544 in 2011. The CDC's best guess for the number of nonfatal intentional shootings in 2012 is somewhere between 27,000 and 91,000.   Sounds like we have a war?

Each year more than 32,000 people die in the United States as a result of homicides, suicides and accidents with firearms.

Laws are very limited and inadequate when trying to influence self-control, because real self-control does not come from imposing restrictions, as clearly documented throughout human history. Just passing laws will never work. You have to improve education because self-control can only be learned by acquiring the right information and knowledge and applying it correctly when needed. Just saying 'No' is a lie and a lazy ignorant and ineffective way of educating someone. We just don't need more gun control, we need more education, the weapon between our ears needs the most attention, not our laws. The only true way to protect kids is by giving them a complete education, but sadly a complete education still does not exist, so we have a lot of work to do.

We need Less Regulation and More Education!
But at this time, regulation is needed until people become more educated.

National Rifle Association (NRA)
Gun Owners of America
National Shooting Sports Foundation
Brady Center

Gun Control is the set of laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms by civilians.

Military Spending

Straw Purchase is any purchase wherein an agent agrees to acquire a good or service for someone who is unable or unwilling to purchase the good or service themselves, and the agent transfers the goods or services to that person after purchasing them. In general, straw purchases are legal except in cases where the ultimate receiver of goods or services uses those goods or services in the commission of a crime with the prior knowledge of the straw purchaser, or if the ultimate possessor is not legally able to purchase the goods or services. In some jurisdictions straw purchases are legal although the end user is not legally able to purchase the good or service himself or herself.

Arms Trade Racket

Gun is a normally tubular weapon or other device designed to discharge projectiles or other material. The projectile may be solid, liquid, gas or energy and may be free, as with bullets and artillery shells, or captive as with Taser probes and whaling harpoons. The means of projection varies according to design but is usually effected by the action of gas pressure, either produced through the rapid combustion of a propellant or compressed and stored by mechanical means, operating on the projectile inside an open-ended tube in the fashion of a piston. The confined gas accelerates the movable projectile down the length of the tube, imparting sufficient velocity to sustain the projectile's travel once the action of the gas ceases at the end of the tube or muzzle. Alternatively, acceleration via electromagnetic field generation may be employed in which case the tube may be dispensed with and a guide rail substituted. The first devices identified as guns appeared in China around CE 1000. By the 12th century the technology was spreading through the rest of Asia, and into Europe by the 13th century.

I don't blame the gun manufacturers for all the murders by guns, and I don't blame the user either, I blame our inability to educate people effectively and efficiently. This is a communication problem, as it has been for thousands of years. We know how important it is for our DNA to store information in order for us to develop into humans, but for some reason, humans have not yet fully grasped how important it is for us to preserve and also pass on important information.

It looks like they want bad people to buy guns so bad people murder more people. This way they can continue to get funded and also keep taking away more human rights. Great plan as*holes!

40% of gun sales are from private owners who can sell guns without doing background check.

500,000 people in America were killed by guns in the last 15 years.

Guns will not protect you from Governments, it never has. But governments can poison your water and kill you that way, so having a gun will not keep your water clean. Governments can also poison your food with chemicals and kill you that way, so having a gun will not keep your food clean. Governments can also poison the curriculum in your schools, so they will kill your mind that way, so having a gun will not make you smarter.

Most deaths by guns are from law abiding citizens, who either kill out of anger or make a mistake or have an accident. If your home has guns in it your are more likely to experience death by guns then people who don't have any guns in their house.

Accidental shootings kill a child every other day.

Gun Nation (youtube)


Gun Sales to Terrorists

Arms Trade Treaty (wiki)

Gun Politics in Australia (wiki)

Concealed Carry (United States) (wiki)

Is the Pen Mightier then the Sword?

About 12.8 million concealed carry permit holders in the U.S. in 2015, up from 4.6 million in 2007, for every "justifiable" gun homicide in 2012, there were 34 criminal gun homicides, 78 gun suicides, and at least two accidental gun deaths.

People who owned a gun were three times as likely to kill themselves as non-firearm owners.

The annual per capita risk of death during a home invasion is 0.0000002 percent. Toddlers killed more people than terrorists in 2015. Guns are used far more often for killing than for self-defense, despite the fact that some 63 percent of Americans
think guns make them safer.

Only seven of the 160 of the mass shootings that took place between 2000 and 2013 ended because of some would-be Rambo came to the rescue. More than half (56 percent) were terminated by the shooter who either took his or her own life, simply stopped shooting or fled the scene. Another 26 percent ended in the traditional Hollywood-like fashion with the shooter and law enforcement personnel exchanging gunfire and in nearly all of those situations the shooter ended up either wounded or dead. In 13 percent of the shooting situations, the shooter was successfully disarmed and restrained by unarmed civilians, and in 3 percent of the incidents the shooter was confronted by armed civilians, of whom four were on-duty security guards and one person was just your average "good guy" who happened to be carrying a gun.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2013, firearms were used in 84,258 nonfatal injuries (26.65 per 100,000 U.S. citizens) and 11,208 deaths by homicide (3.5 per 100,000), 21,175 by suicide with a firearm, 505 deaths due to accidental discharge of a firearm, and 281 deaths due to firearms.

List of Countries by Firearm-Related Death Rate (wiki)

More Guns More Murders? or is it More Murders More Guns? The fear of being murdered by a gun is the reason why some people have guns, it's not because they are planning to kill. Murder is a small percentage, but more the one murder is alarming. And there are people who own guns for sport, so saying more guns equals more murders is not an accurate measurement. The driving force behind murder is not the weapon, it is the person. Money kills more people and is a more powerful weapon then the gun. But you don't hear people saying "We need more Money Control," people do say it, but Money Controls the Media, so you never hear about money control.

Civilian Gun Ownership World Map


World Map of Civilian Gun Ownership


Gun Violence Archive 2015 Toll of Gun Violence in America

Total Number of Incidents:  51,301
Number of Deaths: 13,018
Number of Injuries:  26,286
Number of Children (age 0-11) Killed/Injured:  673
Number of Teens (age 12-17) Killed/Injured:  2,609
Mass Shooting:  326
Officer Involved Incident:  4,267
Home Invasion:  2,252
Defensive Use:  1,227
Accidental Shooting:  1,870


Murder Rates

Murders Rates by Country Worldwide Map



January of 2001 through December of 2008, a total of 7,397,301 injuries occurred at school, of which 736,014 were intentional. The new study shows “that almost 10 percent of injuries are intentional, which means there’s a lot of violence going on in the schools that doesn’t include football, or hockey, or volleyball or tripping and falling and getting hurt.

Each year more than 90,000 school children suffer “intentional” injuries severe enough to land them in the emergency room, 96 percent — were the result of an assault, with most perpetrators identified as friends or acquaintances. A full 10 percent of the assaults involved multiple perpetrators. 45 percent of kids “reported verbal misconduct by coaches, including name-calling and insulting them during play.”   

NEISS Injury Data



School Shootings 2015


School shooting in Oregon on June 10th, 2014 is at least the 74th instance of shots being fired on school grounds or in school buildings since the late-2012.



Mass Shootings



Mass Shootings in 2015

353 Mass Shootings Recorded in 2015, So Far

Mental Illness and Crimes


Murders in the US from 2003 to 2014
Murder Rates in Big Cities


One-Third Of Murders In America Go Unresolved. The FBI's national clearance rate for homicide today is 64.1 percent. Fifty years ago, it was more than 90 percent. And "clearance" doesn't equal conviction: it's just the term police use to describe cases that end with an arrest, or in which a culprit is otherwise identified without the possibility of arrest Criminologists estimate that at least 200,000 murders have gone unsolved since the 1960's.

Why do people all of a sudden become more concerned about crime just because of its proximity? Those same crimes happen everyday. So is it our memory? Or is it just the fact that we're not doing enough to educate people? You cannot control the weapons that people use, especially knowing that weapons come in many different forms. The only logical solution is to make people more knowledgeable about the perversion of weapons and more knowledgeable about the many different forms and types of weapons that there is. We also need to inform people of the destructive force that weapons have on the self, and on the victims, on the survivors, and on society. When people cannot control their own mind, it does not matter what weapon they choose to commit a crime. What matters most is learning where this loss of control originates from, and how do we keep this loss of control from materializing in the future. My heart goes out to the victims, the victims family and friends, and the survivors.

But my head must stay focused on improving education, because that is where it all starts. An honor student committing mass murder is just more evidence that there is something horribly wrong in the way we educate people. Just look at your senior level politicians, it's not unusual to know that most mass murderers are educated people. So we seriously need to redefine what the word 'Educated' should actually mean, because the way it stands now it surely doesn't say a lot about a person. There's a lot of missing information in the education process, we need to fill those gaps, if not, those gaps could be filled with the garbage that emanates from our dysfunctional materialistic world. And those side effects are clearly visible and disturbing.

Whether it's Comfortably Numb or Comfortably Dumb, no matter how you look at it, there's nothing comfortable about it.

Say Something? How about teaching something, how about learning something, how about doing something? Say something? I just did.  Say Something (Your School is Giving Up On You)...sorry that they couldn't educate you.  Standing-up

"It's not just a failing mental health system, it's more about a failing education system, if you don't cure the source you will be fighting all the problems that come from it forever."

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Mental Health (HBO) (youtube)

Missed Treatment: Soldiers With Mental Health Issues Dismissed For 'Misconduct'

We are a brain based species, so it just makes sense that we use the one thing we have most of, which is our brain and our ability to think. We are not born with fangs or long sharp claws, or do we have poisonous venom, what we do have is a brain, it's time we use it.  We Need Less Legislation and More Education....Laws just treat the disease, laws never cure diseases. A person who is highly interested in a particular activity or subject, or what they call a 'Gun Enthusiast', doesn't mean they have the right to pervert their interest and into some sort of justifiable action that is known to be illogical. You don't have a right to be ignorant or do you have the right to influence others with your ignorance. When Constitutional Rights are perverted to please a persons own selfish interest, an interest that has no educational value, then all you are really doing is exploring your own mental illness, a mental illness that could easily infect others.

Maybe if our government stopped attacking our constitution people wouldn't feel the need to exercise their Constitutional Rights.

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."   Thomas Jefferson)

When I see the stupidity of terrorism, I am no longer fazed, mostly because terrorism happens everyday, except not in the form of bombs, but in the form of a corporation that systematically murders thousands of people everyday using greed and corruption, while at the same time destroying land and polluting our drinking water. So why are terrorists so ignorant to think that adding to the killing will some how help? You can't fight ignorance with ignorance. The only way out of this mess is to learn your way out. After all, isn't that the reason why God gave us brains? We are all born with brains, it's time we use them. every life form on this planet exists by sharing information, so let the sharing begin...After all, isn't that what the fighting is all about?"

Pink Floyd: Us And Them (youtube)

"If only there was a way that the brain could communicate to the body that it was starving for knowledge, like the same way a person feels hunger pains when they are starving for food. But for now the only indicator that our brain has that tells us that there is missing information and knowledge is when there is a mistake. A mistake in the form of an accident, pain, struggle, danger or some horrible tragedy. A mistake that was caused by human error. And the sad part is that we don't always learn from our mistakes. If we are to fix anything in this world, I would think that improving our ability to learn from our mistakes would be top priority. What's the point of learning if you are just going to forget what you've learned?"


Murder Rates



List of Countries by intentional Homicide Rate (wiki) 

Crime in the United States (wiki)



Death Rates by Country Graph


Don't let the past slow you down, we must keep swimming, if not we'll drown.
Let us not waste our time with hate, or confuse our future with our fate.
For this is our time, our time to be great, so let us embrace this beautiful state.

More Life Quotes


Weather and Violence

AS temperatures rise, tempers flare. Anyone who has experienced the hostility of a
swelteringly hot summer day in the city can attest to that


Some Like It Hot: Summer Crime Increase Linked To Higher Temperatures, Better Weather

Global warming can also increase aggression and violence. Hot temperatures can lead to hot tempers.

Hotter body temperature also creates more nightmares when sleeping, so there is something sub-consciously happening.

Weather Effects Thinking

Tools for Monitoring the Weather



Videos


Burglary Crime Prevention (youtube)
This crime prevention video features a police officer from the Community Safety Department taking a tour around two houses showing where crime prevention could be considered to avoid becoming a victim of burglary. Uploaded on Dec 17, 2007.

Pick Pocket Awareness (video)
Gary Slutkin: Treat Violence Like a  Disease (video)
Nat. Crime Prevention Council
800.627.2911 - 1-800-394-2255
Office of Justice



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