Articles on the Criminal Justice System and Criminal Homicide: A Comparative Analysis

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Comparison and Contrast: Two Articles on the Criminal Justice System and Criminal Homicide Introduction The following paper examines two articles. The first is entitled "Criminal Homicide as a Situated Transaction," and the second is entitled "Assessing the interaction between offender and victim criminal lifestyles & homicide type." Both of these articles focus on a topic that is seldom discussed in today's society; namely, how violence, and specifically criminal violence affects the parties involved. These articles make light not only of the lack of studies on the topic, but also the situational and societal interaction between victims, offenders, and law enforcement, and make a point to see how these roles can be mutated, or reversed. The research is complex and fascinating, and will thus be discussed below in a comparison and contrast style essay, focusing on research, study design and conclusion comparison and contrast. Research Focus Luckenbill begins his justification of his research with a simple sentence. He states, "I will examine the organization and development of seventy transactions ending in murder," at the very beginning of his introduction. This succinct statement lets the reader know, from the outset, what this research will focus upon. Luckenbill further states that, contrary to popular public belief, the 'murder' that he examines is the culmination not of a premeditated attack by a stranger, but of a confrontation between two people who knew

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