Personal Crimes Paper

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| Personal Crimes Paper | CJA/314Instructor Fred Sams | | Amber Jackson | 02/05/2011 |


Every crime has different characteristics that make it a crime, yet one characteristic that every crime shares is a perpetrator and a victim. Rape is a big problem in the United States. Each year thousands of women and men are raped, 17.7 million women have been raped at one point in their lives and 2.8 million men. Rape is considered the most unreported crime in the United States. In the 1970’s is when major awareness started to take shape for victims of rape, such as rape crises centers, medical protocols, and laws to protect rape victims. Criminal status concerning rape differs from state-to-state, but the Federal code is
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Manslaughter is the unlawful, but unintentional killing of another human being. Self-defense is used in assault battery and homicide. Not all states have the same laws when it does not come to the typologies of homicide, nor does every state consider all of these as a form of homicide. Each state has their own statutes and laws when it comes to what the punishment and sentence will carry in a homicide along with the circumstances. Some states do not even consider the crime of passion homicide, while other states have the make my day law typology of homicide. It is interesting to research the different characteristics of homicide by each state and what each state considers homicide by law and the different punishment and sentence. In Colorado, there is the make my day law, which states that if a person steps on to your property and you feel fear or threatened you, have the right to kill that person, in Colorado no charges can be brought because the make my day law is considered justifiable homicide. Robbery and violent theft take place all over the world, not just in the United States. There are certain types of characteristics that explain robbery and violent theft. Most robberies and violent thefts are committed by males between the ages of 22- 40 and tend to decrease with age. Most behavioral characteristics of robbery and violent theft are
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