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If we were to list crimes by the amount of damage that a particular crime
does to society
, we would be able to have a better understanding about which crimes
we need to stop first. And one of the first crimes that we need to fix is
the crime of not educating
is an unlawful
by a state or other
authority. Something is a crime if declared as such by the relevant and
applicable law. A crime is an act
not only to
some individual or individuals but also to a community, society or the
state ("a public wrong"). Sins
is any "lesser" criminal act in some
legal systems. Misdemeanors
are generally punished less severely than felonies, but theoretically more
so than administrative infractions (also known as minor, petty, or summary
offences) and regulatory offences. Many misdemeanors are punished with
is violation of the law less serious than a
misdemeanor, and which usually does not attach certain individual rights
such as a jury trial.
means a serious crime, while a misdemeanor is not. May involve
confiscation of a convicted person's land and goods.
is an offence which can only be tried on an indictment after a
preliminary hearing to determine whether there is a prima facie case to
answer or by a grand jury (in contrast to a summary offence). In the
United States, a crime of similar severity and rules is called a felony,
which also requires an
, which is is a formal accusation that a person has
committed a crime.
is a formal accusation made by a
governmental authority asserting that somebody has committed a crime. A
charging document, which contains one or more criminal charges or counts,
can take several forms, including: complaint, information, indictment,
citation or traffic ticket. The charging document is what generally starts
a criminal case in court. But the procedure by which somebody is charged
with a crime and what happens when somebody has been charged varies from
country to country and even, within a country, from state to state. Before
a person is proven guilty, the charge must be proven beyond a reasonable
A person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally engages in fighting
or in disruptive conduct; Makes unreasonable noise and continues to do so
after being asked to stop; or disrupts a
Breach of the Peace
disturbing others by loud and unreasonable noise,
including loud music or using profanity loudly.
Trespass to Land
is committed when an individual or the object of an individual
intentionally or negligently enters the land of another without a lawful
excuse or permission. This rule may also apply to entry upon public land
having restricted access. A court may order payment of damages or an
injunction to remedy the tort.
Trespass to Chattels
whereby the infringing party
has intentionally (or, in Australia, negligently) interfered with another
person's lawful possession of a chattel (movable personal property). The
interference can be any physical contact with the chattel in a
quantifiable way, or any dispossession of the chattel (whether by taking
it, destroying it, or barring the owner's access to it). As opposed to the
greater wrong of conversion, trespass to chattels is argued to be
actionable per se.
is generally considered property that is
movable, as opposed to real property or real estate.
is the scientific study of the
nature, extent, management, causes, control, consequences, and prevention
of criminal behavior, both on the individual and social levels.
Criminology is an interdisciplinary field in both the behavioral and
social sciences, drawing especially upon the research of sociologists,
psychologists, psychiatrists, social anthropologists, as well as
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Society and Laws
Crime stats always fall short of telling us the whole story. One
reason is that most crime stats only show the crimes that were
reported and not all the other crimes that go on unreported.
They also don’t list the crimes that go on behind closed doors.
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In 2015, there were an estimated 7,993,631 property crime offenses in the
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is a category of crime that includes, among other crimes, burglary,
larceny, theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, shoplifting, and vandalism.
Property crime involves the taking
, and does not involve force or threat of force against a
victim. Crimes against property are divided into two groups: destroyed
property and stolen property. When property is destroyed, it could be
called arson or vandalism
Examples of the act of stealing property is robbery or
robbery involves taking property, it is classified as a violent crime, as
force or threat of force on an individual that is present is involved in
contrast to burglary which is typically of an unoccupied dwelling or other
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intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against
oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either
results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death,
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Failure To Protect
Every year in the United States between
4 and 6 million women
are victims of interpersonal violence
Approximately 4 out of 10 abused women live in homes with
children under age 12, leading researchers to estimate that
between 3 and 10 million children are exposed to IPV annually.
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Quality of Education
If you were to
list crimes by the amount of damage that particular crime does
to society, you would be able to have a better sense of what
crimes need to be stopped first. Whether crime is up or down is
insignificant when you compare it to the alarming questions
of....Why do we still have so much
Dysfunctional Education System
? Mental Illness
Why are there still a lot of crimes going on unreported?
And what have we been doing to reduce crimes altogether?
is a hospital-based violence prevention program - Temple
University Health System
Multilayered Crime Mapping System for Crime Reduction
There are just too many corrupt people in the world who will do anything
to exploit your lack of knowledge. So your only defense is to
keep learning and keep seeking information and knowledge from as
many sources as possible.
Basic Knowledge 101
Openly Carrying a Firearm in Public
Right to carry
, is not a right to be Scary. "Carry not
Scary". Pretending to think that weapons are the only way to
protect your freedom is a false and ignorant belief. Guns are no
longer the only tool that humans have. We have a more valuable
tool right between our ears. So when it comes to protecting
freedom and rights, "Use your Head, Not your Lead."
If exercising your freedom makes others uncomfortable, without
making things safer, then your type of exercise needs to be
adjusted, so that you don't insult yourself or insult others.
But I totally understand why people need guns, after all with so
much corruption and crime in governments and corporations, no
wonder people grab their guns. But two wrongs don't make a
right. We have to find another way to end this corruption and
abuse, and that way is improving education and having more communication.
And we also have to stop our governments from abusing people,
because we all know the negative side-effects that come from
"Trickle Down Ignorance"
of course is the
biggest contributor to murder, but that's another story. The truth is that
there are only a small percentage of people being murdered by guns. The
most disturbing fact is that 99% of murder by guns did not need to happen.
This is not self defense, this is murder, even if you are an
, or an
, or just a
. So even when
guns are a small percentage of all the deaths in the world, that happen
everyday, guns are just one reason, and only one detail of this enormous
problem we have with
Deaths that are Avoidable
. If we seriously don't work on this problem,
it will never go away. Suicide by guns is so small when compared to the
mass suicide by ignorance
that kills millions of people every year. But the news just reports the
bad, as if that's all there is.
Mental Health Problems
Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Second Amendment to the United States Constitution
When does a Right become a
- Nice Job ladies, but fighting ignorance with ignorance is
risky, especially when
ignorant people don't realize their own ignorance.
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cartridge-shaped lock that allows quick access &
offers tampering alerts for your gun.
is a firearm that includes a
or features that allow it to fire only when activated by an authorized
user. These safety features can prevent misuse, accidental shootings, gun
thefts, use of the weapon against the owner, and self-harm.
The Real Harm of the Global Arms Trade: Samantha Nutt
and interactive text - 14 mins.)
The NRA is not about protecting
the second amendment, the NRA is mostly a voice for the
who sell weapons for profit. So the NRA is mostly a pawn
for murderers, and not about protecting freedom or about protecting people
from corrupt governments, this is about
. What good is an
Arms Trade Treaty
if you never educate people enough about the the facts or about the truth?
Americans own an estimated 265 Million guns,
but 133 Million of these guns
are concentrated in the hands of just 3% of American adults. That means
around 3 Million Americans have about 44 guns each. We have some heavily
armed people out there. I wonder how much ammo they have?
5.5 million guns are made in the
United States each year
and millions more are imported. 40
Percent of guns are sold through a loophole at
, where people are able to buy a
without having to go through a
Gun Owner Statistics
: 39% to 50% of US households have at
least one gun. 80 Million Americans have a Gun?
There are around 300 million guns in
the US, which is not including the military, we're the most heavily
armed nation on the planet.
CDC estimates show that the number of
Americans coming to hospitals with nonfatal, violent gun
injuries has actually gone up: from an estimated
gunshot injuries in 2002 to 55,544 in 2011
. The CDC's best guess
for the number of nonfatal intentional shootings in 2012 is
somewhere between 27,000 and 91,000.
Sounds like we have a war?
Each year more than 32,000 people die in
the United States as a result of homicides, suicides and
accidents with firearms
Laws are very limited and inadequate when trying to
influence self-control, because real
does not come
from imposing restrictions, as clearly documented throughout
human history. Just passing laws will never work. You have to
improve education because self-control can only be learned by
acquiring the right information and knowledge and applying it
correctly when needed. Just saying 'No' is a lie and a lazy
ignorant and ineffective way of educating someone. We just don't
need more gun control, we need more education, the weapon
between our ears needs the most attention, not our laws. The
only true way to protect kids is by giving them a complete
education, but sadly a complete education still does not exist,
so we have a lot of work to do. We need
Less Regulation and More Education!
National Rifle Association
Owners of America
blame the gun manufacturers for all the murders by guns, and I don't blame
the user either, I blame our inability to
educate people effectively and
. This is a communication problem, as it has been for
thousands of years. We know how important it is for our
to store information in order for us to develop into humans, but
for some reason, humans have not yet fully grasped how important it is for
us to preserve
also pass on important information
It looks like they want bad
people to buy guns so bad people murder more people. This way they can
continue to get funded
and also keep taking away more human rights. Great
plan as*holes!40% of gun sales are from
private owners who can sell guns without doing background check
500,000 people in America were killed by guns in the last 15 years.
Guns will not protect you from Governments
it never has. But governments can poison your water and kill you that way,
so having a gun will not keep your water clean. Governments can also
poison your food with chemicals and kill you that way, so having a gun
will not keep your food clean. Governments can also poison the curriculum
in your schools, so they will kill your mind that way, so having a gun
will not make you smarter.Most deaths by
guns are from law abiding citizens
, who either kill out of anger or
make a mistake or have an accident. If your home has guns in it your are
more likely to experience death by guns then people who don't have any
guns in their house.
Accidental shootings kill a child every other day
Arms Trade Treaty
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Carry (United States)
Is the Pen Mightier then the Sword
About 12.8 million concealed carry permit holders in the U.S. in 2015, up from 4.6 million in 2007,
for every "justifiable" gun homicide in 2012, there were 34
criminal gun homicides, 78 gun suicides, and at least two
accidental gun deaths.
People who owned a gun were three times as likely to kill
themselves as non-firearm owners.
The annual per capita risk of death during a home invasion is
0.0000002 percent. Toddlers killed more people than terrorists
in 2015. Guns are used far more often for killing than for
self-defense, despite the fact that some 63 percent of Americans
think guns make them safer.
Only seven of the 160 of the mass shootings that took place
between 2000 and 2013 ended because of some would-be Rambo came
to the rescue
More than half (56 percent) were terminated by the shooter who
either took his or her own life, simply stopped shooting or fled
the scene. Another 26 percent ended in the traditional
Hollywood-like fashion with the shooter and law enforcement
personnel exchanging gunfire and in nearly all of those
situations the shooter ended up either wounded or dead. In 13
percent of the shooting situations, the shooter was successfully
disarmed and restrained by unarmed civilians, and in 3 percent
of the incidents the shooter was confronted by armed civilians,
of whom four were on-duty security guards and one person was
just your average "good guy" who happened to be carrying a gun.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2013,
firearms were used in 84,258 nonfatal injuries (26.65 per 100,000 U.S.
citizens) and 11,208 deaths by homicide (3.5 per 100,000), 21,175 by
suicide with a firearm, 505 deaths due to
accidental discharge of a
firearm, and 281 deaths due to firearms.
List of Countries by Firearm-Related Death Rate
More Guns More Murders?
or is it
More Murders More Guns?
fear of being murdered by a gun is the reason why some people
have guns, it's not because they are planning to kill. Murder is
a small percentage, but more the one murder is alarming. And
there are people who own guns for sport, so saying more guns
equals more murders is not an accurate measurement. The driving
force behind murder is not the weapon, it is the person. Money
kills more people and is a more powerful weapon then the gun.
But you don't hear people saying "We
need more Money Control
," people do say it, but
, so you never hear about money control.
Civilian Gun Ownership World Map
Violence Archive 2015 Toll of Gun Violence in America
Total Number of Incidents: 51,301
Number of Deaths: 13,018
Number of Injuries: 26,286
Number of Children (age 0-11) Killed/Injured: 673
Number of Teens (age 12-17) Killed/Injured: 2,609
Mass Shooting: 326
Officer Involved Incident: 4,267
Home Invasion: 2,252
Defensive Use: 1,227
Accidental Shooting: 1,870
January of 2001 through December of
2008, a total of 7,397,301 injuries occurred at school, of which
736,014 were intentional. The new study shows “that almost 10 percent of injuries are
intentional, which means there’s a lot of violence going on in
the schools that doesn’t include football, or hockey, or
volleyball or tripping and falling and getting hurt.
Each year more than 90,000 school children suffer “intentional”
injuries severe enough to land them in the emergency room,
96 percent — were the result of an assault, with most
perpetrators identified as friends or acquaintances. A full 10
percent of the assaults involved multiple perpetrators. 45
percent of kids “reported verbal misconduct by coaches,
and insulting them during play.”
NEISS Injury Data
School shooting in Oregon on June 10th,
2014 is at least the 74th instance of shots being fired on
school grounds or in school buildings since the late-2012.
Mass Shootings in 2015
Mass Shootings Recorded in 2015, So Far
Mental Illness and Crimes
One-Third Of Murders In America Go
The FBI's national
for homicide today is 64.1 percent. Fifty
years ago, it was more than 90 percent. And "clearance" doesn't
equal conviction: it's just the term police use to describe
cases that end with an arrest, or in which a culprit is
otherwise identified without the possibility of arrest
Criminologists estimate that at least 200,000 murders have gone
unsolved since the 1960's.
Why do people all of a sudden become more concerned about crime just because of its proximity?
Those same crimes happen everyday. So is it our memory? Or is it
just the fact that we're not doing enough to educate people? You
cannot control the weapons that people use, especially knowing
that weapons come in many different forms. The only logical
solution is to make people more knowledgeable about the
perversion of weapons and more knowledgeable about the many
different forms and types of weapons that there is. We also need
to inform people of the destructive force that weapons have on
the self, and on the victims, on the survivors, and on society.
When people cannot control their own mind, it does not matter
what weapon they choose to commit a crime. What matters most is
learning where this loss of control originates from, and how do
we keep this loss of control from materializing in the future.
My heart goes out to the victims, the victims family and
friends, and the survivors.
But my head must stay focused on improving education, because that is where it all
starts. An honor student committing mass murder is just more
evidence that there is something horribly wrong in the way
we educate people. Just look at your senior level politicians,
it's not unusual to know that most mass murderers are educated
people. So we seriously need to redefine what the word
'Educated' should actually mean, because the way it stands now
it surely doesn't say a lot about a person. There's a lot of missing information
in the education process, we need to fill those gaps, if not, those gaps could be filled with the
garbage that emanates from our dysfunctional materialistic
world. And those side effects are clearly visible and
or Comfortably Dumb, no matter how you look
at it, there's nothing comfortable about it.
Say Something? How about teaching
something, how about learning something, how about doing
something? Say something? I just did.
Something (Your School is Giving Up On You)
they couldn't educate you.
"It's not just a
failing mental health
, it's more about a
failing education system
, if you don't
cure the source you will be fighting all the problems that come
from it forever."
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:
Mental Health (HBO)
Missed Treatment: Soldiers With Mental Health Issues Dismissed
We are a brain based species, so it just makes sense
that we use the one thing we have most of, which is our brain
and our ability to think. We are not born with fangs or long
sharp claws, or do we have poisonous venom, what we do have is a
brain, it's time we use it. We Need Less Legislation
and More Education....Laws just treat the disease, laws never
A person who is highly interested in a particular activity or
subject, or what they call a 'Gun Enthusiast', doesn't mean they
have the right to pervert their interest and into some sort of
justifiable action that is known to be illogical. You don't have
a right to be ignorant or do you have the right to influence
others with your ignorance. When Constitutional Rights are
perverted to please a persons own selfish interest, an interest
that has no educational value, then all you are really doing is
exploring your own mental illness, a mental illness that could
easily infect others.
Maybe if our government stopped attacking our constitution
people wouldn't feel the need to exercise their Constitutional
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to
keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves
against tyranny in government."
When I see the stupidity of terrorism, I am no longer fazed,
mostly because terrorism happens everyday, except not in the
form of bombs, but in the form of a
that systematically murders thousands of
people everyday using greed and corruption, while at the same
time destroying land and polluting our drinking water. So why
are terrorists so ignorant to think that adding to the killing
will some how help? You can't fight ignorance with ignorance.
The only way out of this mess is to learn your way out. After
all, isn't that the reason why God gave us brains? We are all
born with brains, it's time we use them. every life form on this
planet exists by sharing information, so let the sharing
begin...After all, isn't that what the fighting is all about?"
Floyd: Us And Them
"If only there was a way that the brain could communicate to
the body that it was starving for knowledge, like the same way a
person feels hunger pains when they are starving for food. But
for now the only indicator that our brain has that tells us that
there is missing information and knowledge is when there is a
mistake. A mistake in the form of an accident, pain, struggle,
danger or some horrible tragedy. A mistake that was caused by
human error. And the sad part is that we don't always learn from
our mistakes. If we are to fix anything in this world, I would
think that improving our ability to learn from our mistakes
would be top priority. What's the point of learning if you are
just going to forget what you've learned?"
List of Countries by intentional Homicide Rate
Crime in the United States
Don't let the past slow you down,
we must keep swimming, if not we'll drown.
Let us not waste our time with hate,
or confuse our future with our fate.
For this is our time, our time to be great,
so let us embrace this beautiful state.
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Weather and Violence
AS temperatures rise, tempers flare. Anyone who has experienced
the hostility of a
swelteringly hot summer day in the city can attest to that
Some Like It Hot: Summer Crime Increase Linked To Higher
Temperatures, Better Weather
Global warming can also increase aggression and violence
Hot temperatures can lead to hot tempers.
Hotter body temperature also
creates more nightmares when sleeping
, so there is something
Weather Effects Thinking
Monitoring the Weather
This crime prevention video features a police officer from the Community
Safety Department taking a tour around two houses showing where
crime prevention could be considered to avoid becoming a victim
of burglary. Uploaded on Dec 17, 2007.
My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime Video
National Victim Assistance Academy:
Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime (2005).
Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs. Office for
Victims of Crime. National Victim Assistance Academy. Listen to
My Story: Communicating With Victims of Crime. NCJ 195655 -
August 2005. Video Guide in PDF. Video Preview Transcript.
Opening: The title "Listen to My Story: Communicating With
Victims of Crime" appears above a pair of eyes; slide montage
begins and slides read as follows: "Help Victims Regain Control"
above two sets of clasping hands, "Listen with Compassion" below
a woman's face, "Understand the Impact of Trauma" above a couple
holding each other closely, "Need to Build Trust" below one
person hugging another, "Be Aware of Communication Barriers"
above a child's drawing of two faces labeled "Alegre?" and "Enojado?"
Montage fades to black and then to female speaker. Female
speaking to the camera: Over the past two decades, a number of
studies have identified three factors that affect victim
satisfaction and victim reconstruction of their lives following
a crime; acknowledgment, respect, and information. These factors
can validate victims' experiences and help them regain control.
The title "Listen to My Story: Communicating With Victims of
Crime" appears above a pair of eyes, then text on black screen.
Office for Victims of Crime OVC "Putting Victims First". Producer: National Victim
Assistance Academy. usdoj.gov. Creative Commons license: Public
Domain. Uploaded on Nov 1, 2007