The Rise Of Violent Crime In Canada Essay

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The Rise of Violent Crime In Canada

Violent crime in Canada is on the rise in Canada as well as the types of
violent crimes being committed against the public. It has been on the rise for
many, many years. I believe and intend to prove in the following essay that it
is societies responsibility for the rise of violent crime with their
unwillingness and inability to effectively deal with the current trend in our
society. In the last few years, a slight dip in violent crime has been noted,
but we must view this with skepticism as no official statistics are available.
As well as this could be an example of society realizing that the Criminal
Justice System is not effectively dealing with the trend of violence in Canada.
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Homicide, Attempted Homicide, and Manslaughter are all considered violent crimes.
These crimes are committed for a variety of reasons that range from
unbelievable to incredible. Some are done for fun, having no real reason at all.
Anger is a major reason for assaults being committed as well as Homicides.
Robbery of a store or mugging of an individual is another reason. As well as
pure pre-meditated violence, whether it is a beating or a murder, people use
violence to enforce other things that are considered to be valued reasons for
violence. In fact many sub-cultures of Canadian culture, such as gangs have
developed differing views on crime and see the act of assaulting another
individual as a way of settling a dispute and/or argument. A more technical
definition would be as follows;

" a crime involves the violation of a norm. Norms are social rules
ranging from the important and the binding to the less important and optional.
From which society makes attempts and rules to regulate behaviour in society "

The Importance of the laws are measured by the level of punishments imposed upon
the offender and the sanctions in place against the law. An example of this is
lying and skipping class are considered to be minor infractions, where as murder
is considered to be one of the most atrocious acts that could be committed by a

Since the beginning of…