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Major Criminal Trials, 1995-1996

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The highlights and sociolegal effects of the trials of O.J. Simpson, Erik and Lyle Menendez, Jack Kevorkian, associates of President Clinton and six more.

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Crime in Chicago

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An examination of the incidence, types, crime control, homicides, youth gangs and the future, focusing on 1979-1999. Tables.

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The Untouchables

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A sociological analysis of the 1987 film, using routine activities, strain and differential association theories to explain film’s depiction of organized crime.

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Rape: Rapist-Victim Relationship

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An examination of forcible rape and its effects, focusing on whether the rapist knows the victim or not (stranger, acquaintance, spouse), it tests hypotheses on…

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Community and Problem-Oriented Policing

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An examination and assessment of twin approaches, theory and practice of the need for a changing society, with juvenile delinquency, examples and effectiveness.

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Legalizing Marijuana: Benefits for the US

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Argues that legalizing this drug will benefit the United States in many aspects.

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Disorder and Decay by Wesley Skogan

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A review of the work on the causes of crime in American neighborhoods and suggests community policing as a solution.

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