Social Problems From Crime, Criminal Justice, And Incarceration

1511 Words Nov 18th, 2015 7 Pages
Social Problems from Crime, Criminal Justice,
Juvenile Delinquency, Prison System, and Incarceration

Billy Marquardt There are many different situations going on in the United States. What is going on in our country becomes a social issues that the whole country will have to deal with. Crime, criminal justice, juvenile delinquency, the prison system, and incarceration are all problems that are prevailing in our media. Flaws in the system, violence, and outbreaks are making people more aware of what is really going on around them. An uneasy feeling has started settling into American’s because of what is happening around them. Either media plays up situations misleading American’s, the people don’t like the truths that they are hearing, or a combination of both. It has started a cause and effect action. Something bad happens in our country and the people retaliate in peaceful or violent ways. People are starting to treat each other differently because of skin color, job titles, and gender. This is producing tension with every problematic occurrence.

Crime in the United States from 2014 to 2013 has decreased. According the FBI’s page, the definition of “violent crime” is, composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes are those offenses that involve force or threat of force. These crimes have decreased from a little over 1.250,000 to an estimated 1,165,383 nationwide.(Lowe)…
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