Essay on Criminology in the Future

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CRIMINOLOGY IN THE FUTURE
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Criminology in the Future
As the world changes, people change, new technology advances, and so does crime. Criminals look for new ways to commit crime and the “loop holes” in the laws. The justice system needs to stay on top of these new technologies to protect the people.
With the advancement of technology, law officials have to follow the rules of law. Law Enforcement must keep these “liberties” in mind when fighting cybercrime. The Bill of Rights guarantees “civil liberties” to Americans. These include the freedom of speech, right to assemble and freedom of religion, the 1st Amendment right.
The 5th Amendment protects Americans from self-incrimination, due process, double jeopardy on capital
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Future criminology is the study of likely futures as they relate to crime and its control, and futurists working in the area of criminology try to imagine how crime will look in both the near and distant future. Futurists make assumptions about the future so they can plan, prepare, and prevent crime. According to Criminology Today, in 2002, Police Futurists Internationalist joined the FBI to create the Futures Working Group, whose aim is to develop and encourage others to develop forecasts and strategies to maximize ethically the effectiveness of local, state, federal, and international law enforcement bodies as they strive to maintain peace and security in the 21st century. A report by the increasing effects of globalization would lead to a world of new crimes, like energy smuggling and produce conditions. They stated that the Internet was very influential in shaping the future of the social world. The boundaries between criminal syndicated, terrorists groups, andgangs will continue to disappear. Electronic and philosophical ones will replace physical boundaries as individuals discover new virtual communities (Criminology Today, p. 421).
In the United Kingdom, Foresight Crime Prevention Program, led by the government, bring people knowledge and ideas to look ahead and prepare for the future (Criminology Today, p. 422). According to Criminology today social characteristics will affect the future crimes throughout the world. More people
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