There is a possibility that the gravitational pull of the moon affects humans as it affects the currents in major bodies of water. There is not much information on the topic, but many studies have been done to try to prove or disprove that theory. The results are controversial and spread out. So does the moon affect human behavior? By studying scientific experiments and analyzing data I hope to come to a conclusion. The Full moon may or may not directly or indirectly affect the activity of humans. Jodi tasso and Elizabeth miller, the authors of The effects of the moon on human behavior* describe a study where “ It was found that the eight categories of rape, robbery and assault, burglary, larceny and theft, auto theft, offenses against family and children, drunkenness, and disorder conduct occurred significantly more frequently during the full moon phase than at other times of the year.” The quote shows some potential volatility to the idea that humans could be affected by the moon. The Women state that there was a significant increase in the number of criminal offenses during the full moon phase. The moon cycle take 29.5 day to go from full to full again, during those 29.5 days there are seven days when the moon gets brighter and brighter until it is full, this is known as the moon phase It could be nothing more than coincidence but data has show similar results time and time
Kelly, Rotton, and Culver report that Caton examined 45,000,000 births and found a weak peak around the third quarter phase of the Moon, while the full moon and new moon phases had an average or slightly below average birth rate.In 1959 Walter and Abraham Menaker reported that a study of over 510,000 births in New York City showed a 1 percent increase in births in the two weeks after full moon. In 1967 Walter Menaker studied another 500,000 births in New York City, and this time he found a 1 percent increase in births in the two-week period centered on the full moon. In 1973 M. Osley, D. Summerville, and L. B. Borst studied another 500,000 births in New York City, and they reported a 1 percent increase in births before the full moon. In 1957 Rippmann analyzed 9,551 births in Danville, PA and found no correlation between the birth rate and the phase of the moon.A fifteen month study in Jacksonville, Florida also revealed at least no lunar effect on crime and hospital room admittance. In particular:There was no increase in crime on full moons, according to a statistical analysis by the Jacksonville Police Department. Five of the fifteen full moons had a higher than average rate of crime while ten full moons had a lower than average rate. The
1.“‘We must strive to be like the moon.’ An old man in Kabati repeated this sentence often to people who walked past his house on their way to the river to fetch water, to hunt, to tap palm wine; and to their farms. I remember asking my grandmother what the old man meant. She explained that the adage served to remind people to always be on their best behavior and to be good to others. She said that people complain when there is too much sun and it gets unbearably hot, and also when it rains too much or when it is cold. But, she said, no one grumbles when the moon shines. Everyone becomes happy and appreciates the moon in their own special way. Children watch their shadows and play in its light, people gather at the square to tell stories and dance through the night. A lot of happy things happen when the moon shines. These are some of the reasons why we should want to be like the moon.” (Beah 29)
Title: The Influence of time of day on violent Crime activity in LeDroit Park, Washington, DC.
comment: Why does he say be like the moon if the adage is pertaining to the people's behavior when the moon is out?
Memphis Tennessee statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from fourteen years with violent crime increasing. In 2012 the city violent crime rate was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 352.41%. However Memphis crime rate is still high. Memphis was ranked third most dangerous city in America in 2014. The rate is steadily increasing. (neighborhoodscouts.com)
There has been many anecdotes involving the lunar effect. A huge amount of anecdotes involve crimes ' that took place on the night of the full moon. For example, a dispatcher said that " six years ago on the night of the full moon, he responded to a report of a fight at a hotel saying that one of the men looked like the comic book character of wolverine"( Alkofer,2016 ). A different dispatcher also had a story involving a crime that took place on a night with a full moon. The dispatcher talked about how " he 's been on the job for only two months, and how he had to respond to a call about a sixty nine year old woman who was brandishing a shotgun under the night of a full moon"(Alkofer,2016). As you can see there are a lot of anecdotes that involve people being mentally affected by the full moon, however there are even more stories that involve animals. For instance, a woman that worked at a veterinary hospital " saw four cats come in with urinary
There are many theories for why criminals are criminals. These theories have been developed, changed, and even thrown out over the years. Each one has been contradicted and reaffirmed, until eventually there is a consensus for both biological and sociological reasons which would explain why a person would act criminally or participate in a criminal act/behavior. I argue that the most relevant theories to answering why a person would do these things are social disorganization and neurological factors, specifically testosterone levels in males.
1: There are many factors that explain the different manifestations of crime which the U.S. Now, there are crimes that are harder to understand because they are completely beyond reason. For example, it is hard to imagine that an individual approaches a stranger and stabs him to death or that someone drives in front of a house and starts shooting for no reason.
Why do people commit crimes? Also, why does crime exist in our societies? The concern of these questions is heavily weighed on the criminal justice system and criminologists. In actuality, a question like these are very tough to answer. In this paper, the aim is to explore the weaknesses and strength of theories surrounding crime. Also, I shall evaluate the explanations given by using numerous psychological factors in addition to social learning theories and the general aggression model in relation to aggressive and violent behavior, and also the personality theories such as the 'big five' model and personality dimensions theory, in relation to antisocial, impulsive and criminal behavior. Then I shall draw a conclusion. By focussing on these
The book included the long back story of the origin of the fact of the moon’s responsibility for the ocean’s tides. This fact has had many origins, the first few were mainly incorrect and then the true origin being formed by a group of ideas and theories supporting one another. In the beginning people weren’t concerned with the waters of the ocean were moving, but philosophers like Galileo began proposing possible reasons, such as tides were caused by the earth’s motion. This as previously stated was wrong, but then Isaac Newton was born and revealed the reason behind the movement of the oceans with his Equilibrium Theory or Theory of Static Tides. In this Newton states that gravity causes the tidal bulges towards the moon and the sun. Newton’s idea was enhanced with the ideas of several other scientists including Pierre Simon-Laplace’s theory that added physics to Newton’s simplistic idea. Laplace used mathematics, Laplace’s equation, to describe the timing of waves in relation to the motion of the earth, being that earth isn’t always in equilibrium. Another contributor is an oceanographer, Dr. Wylie, who utilizing a metaphor about music states that although gravitation of the moon is responsible for tides, factors other than the moon and
Based on my training and experience, I know it is common for someone who commits crimes such as this to use their electronic devices, to communicate or confide in additional people regarding the incident. People who commit crimes such as this have also been known to photograph and/or video the incident to keep as a memento or to document the abuse. It is also common for electronic devices to provide a geo-location of where the device is at the time of when the incident occurred.
Sociological and Psychological Theories of Crime Causation The aim of this essay is to compare, contrast and evaluate two sociological theories of crime causation and two psychological theories of crime causation. Sociological Theories of crime, Labelling and Structural Functionalism/ Strain. Howard Becker is a sociologist that is often credited with the development of
Analyse the effects of crime on communities and individuals (M2) How Anti-Social behaviour effect the public? The anti-social behaviour impacts negatively on all people, young, and old in all communities. It reduces the quality of life for all residents. For example, a rowdy family can have a big impact on the nearby
Theories of Crime Causation Dolores Jackson Williams Colorado Technical University Juvenile offender 1. Biological theory states that the individual will have certain traits will be transmitted from parent to children through genetics and not from social learning. Along with the juvenile having similar facial characteristics, which some believe also predisposes them to criminal behavior (Palmerin, 2012).