Heinous Crime: Cases, Causes, and Consequences by Frederic G. Reamer

By Frederic G. Reamer

What situations lead anyone to dedicate homicide, rape, or acts of kid molestation? Why does society have one of these deep-seated want for vengeance opposed to perpetrators of heinous crimes? Can these stumbled on in charge of such crimes ever be rehabilitated? What are the long term results of incarceration, for inmates and society?

Officials of the felony justice method, politicians, and usual voters argue approximately attainable solutions to those arguable and very important questions, with little contract. Violent crime and overflowing prisons remain unlucky facets of our society because the legal justice approach struggles to strengthen a coherent technique to take care of heinous crimes.

This e-book bargains leading edge views at the tough concerns pertaining to a civilized society's reaction to offenders responsible of heinous crimes. It considers particular situations and the chilling money owed of sufferers and the criminals themselves. In offering unique suggestions for prevention and rehabilitation, Frederic G. Reamer attracts on his large event as a member of the Rhode Island Parole Board, the place he has heard greater than 13,000 circumstances, and as a social employee in correctional amenities. He examines the mental and social elements that lead participants to dedicate reprehensible crimes, arguing fuller knowing of other legal forms is essential to constructing profitable solutions to the matter of heinous crimes. heavily taking a look at a number of felony typologies, Reamer examines the effectiveness and purpose of assorted responses, together with revenge and retribution, imprisonment for public defense, rehabilitation, and restorative justice.

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9 percent) was a victim of attempted penile penetration. 6 percent (cited in Russell and Bolen 2000). 8 percent of respondents were victims of child rape (Finkelhor et al. 1990, cited in Russell and Bolen 2000). 5 percent were forcibly raped as children. Twenty-nine percent of all rapes perpetrated against these women—whether they were adults or children—occurred when the respondents were younger than eleven, and 35 T H E N AT U R E O F H E I N O U S C R I M E nearly one-third (32 percent) occurred when victims were aged eleven to seventeen (Kilpatrick et al.

However, several days after the fire Arnold was named as a suspect, based primarily on the eyewitness accounts of two neighborhood residents who had seen Arnold run from the back entrance of the building shortly before it went up in flames. Heinous crimes come in all shapes and sizes. By definition, all heinous crimes are serious. In recent years, especially since the early 1990s, when violent crime peaked, the number of violent crimes has declined. Nonetheless, heinous crime rates are far too high and continue to generate widespread anxiety and fear among the general public.

Maybe he won’t kill me if I can make him know me. “I won’t hurt you,” he said, as he started to rape me. Face down on the bed, I strained to catch a glimpse of him from the corner of my eye. Remember everything, I told myself. If I live, I will be able to tell. I immediately called my parents, but there was no answer, so I dialed the police. Within minutes, half a dozen squad cars pulled into the driveway. Briefly, I told them what had happened, and they drove me to the hospital. I cried just once, remembering that my five-year-old often crept into the bed where I had just been raped.

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