Criminal Justice in Action: The Core by Roger LeRoy Miller, Larry K. Gaines

By Roger LeRoy Miller, Larry K. Gaines

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Organized Crime Illegal acts carried out by illegal organizations engaged in the market for illegal goods or services, such as illicit drugs or firearms. Chapter 1 Criminal Justice Today 9 You Be the Judge The Party’s Over THE FACTS “There is a relentless push throughout the entire organization to reduce costs in good times and bad,” wrote Parker, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Tyro Corporation, in the company’s annual report. Two months later, he threw a $2 million birthday party for his wife on the Italian island of Sardinia—the party featured models in Roman-style gowns tossing flower petals into the air and a performance by pop star Jimmy Buffett.

J. Simpson, again, who was found guilty on twelve counts of kidnapping and armed robbery following a violent dispute in a Las Vegas hotel room. 2. The second layer consists of “high-profile” felonies. A felony is a serious crime such as murder, rape, or burglary. This layer includes crimes committed by persons with criminal records, crimes in which the victim was seriously injured, and crimes in which a weapon was used, as well as crimes in which the offender and the victim were strangers. These types of felonies are considered “high profile” because they usually draw a certain amount of public attention, which puts pressure on prosecutors to bring such a case to trial instead of accepting a guilty plea for a lesser sentence.

A society is not static—it evolves and experiences in the field. changes, and its concept of criminality evolves and changes as well. The Illinois law—along with similar legislation passed by a number of other states and the federal government—was a direct response to the Virginia Tech killings of April 2007. Cho Seung Hui had been found to be mentally unstable by a health care professional about a year and a half before he legally purchased the weapons used in his assault. Many Americans felt that this “loophole” in our nation’s gun laws needed to be closed.

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