News tagged with criminals
Researchers have identified genetic markers that may influence whether a person finishes high school and goes on to college, according to a national longitudinal study of thousands of young Americans. The study is in the ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 02, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Northwestern University researchers have provided new biological evidence suggesting that the brain works differently when memorizing the face of a person from one's own race than when memorizing a face from another race.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 30, 2011 | 3.7 / 5 (6) | 12 |
Lindsay Sewall has spent the last three years studying a feared and misunderstood segment of the population: Psychopaths.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 21, 2011 | 4 / 5 (4) | 3
With 2.3 million people behind bars and an estimated 10 million Americans cycling in and out of correctional facilities each year, the United States is in the midst of an "epidemic of mass incarceration," say researchers ...
Health Jun 01, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
(HealthDay)—For teens and adults who don't grow out of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, staying on ADHD medications may help them stay out of trouble.
Attention deficit disorders Nov 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
A suicide prevention program developed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has significantly helped teens overcome depression and thoughts of suicide, according to a new study.
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Despite current public and expert opinion to the contrary, having the neurological condition epilepsy is not directly associated with an increased risk of committing violent crime. However, there is an increased risk of individuals ...
Medical research Dec 27, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The US Food and Drug Administration warned a French maker of breast implants now feared to be at risk of rupture of "serious" quality control violations involving saline implants back in 2000.
Other Dec 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
More drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and fewer antibiotics are being prescribed to US children and teenagers compared to a decade ago, said a US study on Monday.
Pediatrics Jun 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
One of the most high profile court decisions on "madness" and crime has concluded. In a unanimous decision, the Oslo District Court in Norway has convicted Anders Behring Breivik of the murder of 77 people ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The perpetration of homicide by people with mental disorders has received much attention, but their risk of being victims of homicide has rarely been examined. Yet such information may help develop more effective strategies ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Despite the well known inaccuracies of polygraph lie detectors, they remain in widespread, if selective, use by the criminal justice system. While they are far from truth machines, if the ...
Neuroscience Mar 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 6 |
Australians who were exposed to high levels of lead as children may be at greater risk of committing violent and impulsive crimes two decades later, our yet-to-be-published research suggests.
Health Apr 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
"Would you like a soda?" "No, thank you. I'll take a pop though." Not all people who speak a language speak it the same. A person who likes soda may enjoy spending time on the California water, while a person ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Experienced clubbers are more likely to add the former 'legal high' mephedrone to their drug repertoires rather than use it to replace popular established club drugs such as ecstasy and cocaine, according to new research ...
Addiction Apr 23, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 1
Crime is the breach of rules or laws for which some governing authority (via mechanisms such as legal systems) can ultimately prescribe a conviction. Individual human societies may each define crime and crimes differently, in different localities (state, local, international), at different time stages of the so-called "crime" (planning, disclosure, supposedly intended, supposedly prepared, incomplete, complete or future proclaimed after the "crime").
While every crime violates the law, not every violation of the law counts as a crime; for example: breaches of contract and of other civil law may rank as "offences" or as "infractions". Modern societies generally regard crimes as offences against the public or the state, as distinguished from torts (wrongs against private parties that can give rise to a civil cause of action).
When informal relationships and sanctions prove insufficient to establish and maintain a desired social order, a government or a state may impose more formalized or stricter systems of social control. With institutional and legal machinery at their disposal, agents of the State can compel populations to conform to codes and can opt to punish or attempt to reform those who do not conform.
Authorities employ various mechanisms to regulate (encouraging or discouraging) certain behaviors in general. Governing or administering agencies may for example codify rules into laws, police citizens and visitors to ensure that they comply with those laws, and implement other policies and practices that legislators or administrators have prescribed with the aim of discouraging or preventing crime. In addition, authorities provide remedies and sanctions, and collectively these constitute a criminal justice system. Legal sanctions vary widely in their severity, they may include (for example) incarceration of temporary character aimed at reforming the convict. Some jurisdictions have penal codes written to inflict permanent harsh punishments: legal mutilation, capital punishment or life without parole.
Usually a natural person perpetrates a crime, but legal persons may also commit crimes. Conversely, at least under U.S. Law, nonpersons such as animals cannot commit crimes.
The sociologist Richard Quinney has written about the relationship between society and crime. When Quinney states "crime is a social phenomenon" he envisages both how individuals conceive crime and how populations perceive it, based on societal norms.
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