Crime occurring on campus at The Ohio State University is taken extremely seriously by faculty, students, and parents alike. It is a sensitive issue with numerous different opinions on how it should be handled. Some people believe in knowing as much specific information as possible about the crime and suspect, while others believe the release of this information will just lead to witch hunts and may negatively affect some students due to a multitude of reasons including ethnicity, background, or race. My plan is to discuss these two points of view and some psychological evidence that supports both beliefs. The police releasing more specific information about the crime and suspect has distinct benefits. This would help the students be able to keep an eye out for the suspect and potentially aid in their arrest, but also so that the students can take precaution and protect themselves. One psychological reason behind why more information should be released is stress. A crime happening near a student may be a significant stressor to them. A stressor is, “A stimulus that serves as a source of …show more content…
This can hurt the potential suspect, impact the police’s investigation, and can even hurt students not involved in the crime at all. The main issue would be the undeniable prejudice people would have and face if this information was released. Prejudice means, “A prejudgment, usually negative, of another person on the basis of membership in a group,” (Textbook, pg 505). People might believe that if this crime was committed by someone of a certain race then the stereotypes surrounding that race must be true, which leads to discrimination (Textbook, pg 505). This not only hurts The Ohio State University but also all those who are discriminated against due to their race, even if they had nothing to do with the crime at hand. The specificity of the report could just lead to the continuous perpetration of
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Imagine, if you will, having to spend 25 years in prison for a crime that you didn’t commit. It may seem absurd and ridiculous, but it has happened before. Meet Dan and Fran Keller, a couple that ran a daycare that was accused of exposing children to satanism in many different ways. This was all because of a witch hunt in the 1980’s and 1990’s surrounded around accusing people of different acts of satanism.A witch hunt is when many innocent people are wrongly accused of crimes they didn’t commit, mainly with little, uncredible, or no evidence to back it up. The term witch hunt was derived from the Salem witch trials in which hundreds of people were accused and hanged for witchcraft. During the Salem witch trials many people were sentenced
Stephen F. Austin is a beautiful school surrounded by tall pine trees and lakes. With the small population of students that attend this university compared to, for example, the University of Texas, most students and parents would not suspect that many crimes occur on campus. Stephen F. Austin is not high on the crime list compared to other universities, but it is not completely sound either. Last year, around the spring semester, there were several rumored cases of young women being beaten by an unidentified male. Due to these rumors many students did not feel safe walking around campus, especially at night. In the Crime Log for Stephen F. Austin there were a reported of twenty-four burglaries from 2013-2015, and four reported forcible assaults with three of them occurring in on campus housing. This semester a fraternity on campus, Alpha Tau Omega, was accused of sexually assaulting a student during one of their events. The young women claimed to have been drugged and then sexually assaulted by several different men. Grand jurors’ chose not to indict anyone; therefore, the case was dropped.
Date rapes, hate crimes and theft have become an apparent concern on college campuses. The most disturbing crime on a college campus is a school shooting. Being a victim of any crime is the last thing any student or parent thinks of when choosing a college or university. The possibilities of danger on a college campus have been increasing over the years due to the reported crimes ranging from theft to murder. Because of the recent years of college campus reported shootings, both student and parent have become alarmingly concerned about
“One in five women are sexually assaulted while in college” (Not Alone, 2014). In our class of twenty women that means that possibly five women have been sexually assaulted. Out of the five women that I stated could have been sexually assaulted they may have known the perpetrator and often will not report what has happened. According to the spring count of students completed by West Chester University, 9,211 of those students were females (“Headcount Enrollment”, 2014). If I go by the statistic mentioned earlier that one in five women is assaulted that would mean that 1,842 women have been sexually assaulted while enrolled at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Out of 1,842 possible assaults only four were reported last year. Two of which the victims knew prior to the assault. Rankin and Associates consulting conducted a Climate Assessment on West Chester University in September of 2010, a section of the results focused on sexual assault on students. According to the report seven people who reported a sexual assault to the university described their reactions to the universities response. Two students shared the way they felt the response was inappropriate or poor. One described that they felt the suspension for one semester was not an appropriate response to an admitted rape, that public safety lost the victims statement, judicial affairs painted the victim offender as innocent, and that the registrar protected the offender putting the victim in harm’s way and everyone
Have you ever been intimidated by fear? Fear is in our everyday lives. We tend to let fear control us and how we live our lives. For example, The Salem Witch Trials, which caused over hundreds of people to lose their lives just because they were accused of being witches, along with the Nazi Party and Hitler, who had control over millions of people and killed thousands because they were jewish.
In 1692, 19 women were hung and 200 more were accused of witchcraft. All because of the strange actions of 8 young girls. These 8 girls showed signs of being possessed by the Devil. They had seizures, trances, delusions and extreme illness unexpectedly. Fear of being killed by the Indians and worry that there was not enough food and water put the level of tension at a new high for the villages, spread this hysteria faster than wildfire.
Imagine yourself in Salem, Massachusetts, sometime in 1692. What are you imagining? Small houses, one-room schools, or maybe starving people trying to survive a harsh winter? Both of those scenarios probably happened. But I’m focusing on something else, something much more dire. Because in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692, witch accusations were happening, and for over a year. Approximately 200 people were accused of being witches. Roughly 20 were killed and about five more died in prison. This is the cruelty I will be explaining, the cruelty of the Salem witch hunts, trials and executions. Would you have been a suspect? What about the trials or tests? Were witches really burnt at the stake? Discover all of this and more in the five following
Poverty is a serious topic that is brought up in today's society. But, what is poverty? What makes a person poor? Is it always that individual fault? There have been numerous controversies over this issue.
During the 16th century, women started to become the subject of many harsh criminal allegations. Accusations of witchcraft and persecution took over many parts of Europe, especially German and French speaking lands. As widespread witch hunts began surfacing, the question of why they started became prevalent. Europe began experiencing economic troubles in the early modern period, with “population saturation, food scarcity, and runaway inflation”. As a result of this troubled society, a scapegoat was needed to draw attention away from all of the troubles that Europe was facing. Lords with political legitimacy as well as other people with authoritative roles, like the clergy, looked at this idea of scapegoating as a way to protect their image and ensure that they remained in power. The high levels of economic and political conflict in 16th century Europe led people in authority to draw attention to easy targets, by accusing them of witchcraft.
In stories such as “De Las Casas” and “An Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano” modern day witch hunts are apparent because of how people inside of the story were treated due to their culture. America today is seen as a place for freedom, but in many cases America has been a place for witch hunts and targeting of other cultures. In many of the stories we have read, witch hunts have been apparent in ways that people within them were seen as. There is also a different type of witch hunt, such as the one seen in The Crucible. This is the type of witch hunt that everybody thinks about, the classical one.
This essay assesses the claim that witch-hunting was rarely an uncontrollable or hysterical phenomenon. Witch hunts have traditionally been presented in the academic literature as the result of a panicked reaction to supposed malevolent devil worship (e.g., Trevor-Roper 1969; Thomas 1972). In support of this interpretation, it is possible to cite numerous cases in which large numbers of people were put on trial, imprisoned, tortured, and executed seemingly without reason and on poor evidence. It is sometimes argued that a number of the more famous trials were uncontrollable and hysterical in the way they were conducted. Examples include the North Berwick witch trials (1581-1593) in Scotland, the Salem witch trials in America (1692-1693), the Torsåker witch trials in Sweden (1675), and the Trier (1581-1593), Fulda (1603-1606), Bamberg (1626-1631), Würzburg (1626-1631) witch trials in Germany, among others (Briggs 2002; Ankarloo and Henningsen 1999). This argument has also been based on the development of a fierce culture of anti-witchcraft beginning in the 14th century, as evidenced by the publication of books on demonology and the emergence of professions such as ‘witch-hunters’ and ‘inquisitors’ (Ankarloo and Henningsen 1999). This essay argues that these select cases were the exceptions to the rule and that the incidence of ‘witch hysteria’ was relatively low. Contemporary perceptions of witchcraft have been misrepresented by focusing too narrowly on the most dramatic
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Have you ever just been minding your own bussiness and then someone comes to you and falsy accues you of something that you did not do? The mian idea in a witch hunt is to get rid of or exguish someone that in your eyes has done something socially wrong. People were scared of social outcast because they were different.
Salem Village is located on the northeast coast of Massachusetts. The settlements first title was Naumkeag but was changed to Salem, meaning peace, because it was preferred. Salem was founded in 1626, and is best remembered for the witch hysteria beginning in 1692. A few girls started acting deranged and crazed. A doctor diagnosed them as bewitched, leading to trials and hunts for accused witches. These witch trials and hunts caused nineteen people to be hung and caused one person to be pressed to death. There were more than 150 accusations of witchcraft during this period. There were many factors that contributed to the witch hunt happening. The superstitious and religious beliefs of the people as well as political, economic and
Test Four – A Modest Proposal and The Rape of the Lock Short answer questions: 1. Swift’s solution to Irish poverty is to eat babies. This will provide a source of food for the elite, income for the poor and a reduction in the number of mouths to feed. 2. Teenagers were not a good investment because they would only bring three to three and half pounds.