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Crime-Native Americans Crime Issues Term Paper

… Crime-Native Americans

Crime Issues for Native Americans

One problem that exists today between the federal government and the Native Americans is crime.

According to a report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on October 18, 2005, the crime rate against Native Americans has risen during the past five years (Some pp). In 2004, 131,539 Native American were arrested for murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault and burglary, compare to 125,438 in 2003 (Some pp). There is an overwhelming number of arrests of Native Americans, over 72.3% of Native Americans were arrested in cities (Some pp).

Another 10.1 arrest occurred in the metropolitan countries the remainder were in non-metropolitan areas assumed to be the reservations, suburban, and communities that surround the reservation (Some pp).

The federal…. [read more]

History of Organized Crime in the United States Research Paper

… ¶ … Organized Crime Groups Operating in the United States

4A brief history of organized crime in the United States

Impact of organized crime in the society

In this paper we research and offer a holistic personal perspective on organized crime, issues surrounding it and its effect on society as a whole. Our main focus is however the history of organized crime in the United States

Organized crime is noted by Finklea (2010, p.1) to be a threat to multiple facets of the United States. The most threatened areas being national as well as economy. These threats are the ones that made the Organized Crime Council to be reconvened for the very first in over 15 years in order to address the ever increasing level…. [read more]

American Government and Politics Today Essay

… American Government and Politics Today

Charles Beard's argument

Charles Beard argued that the constitution was written by the rich and in their favor to protect their wealth and property. The rich people who were involved in writing the constitution were the creditors, merchants, bondholders and lawyers. Beard argued that many of the people who were at the Constitutional Conventions were members of these categories. The framers of the constitution were doing so to protect themselves against the majority rule so that the majority of the population would not overthrow and take over from the few rich men. There was also a small group of creditors who were protecting themselves from the masses who were indebted to them. This is why the constitution had clauses which…. [read more]

History and Theories of Crime Essay

… Crime Theory

The thirty years that made up the historic era known as the 1950s through the 1970s produced many changes in the way we view the world. Two significant events, the Weather Underground's rise to popularity and the massacre at My Lai both contribute to radical behavior. that contributed to this time in history's quality. These two events share something more important however, and that is the ability of history to reverse outdated roles and expose actions and people for their real humanity instead of fabricated and cliche roles.

The United States of America was constructed in violent and unjust manner. Native Americans were eliminated in a genocidal frenzy that has lasted well over two centuries. The Vietnam War represented for America a turning…. [read more]

Japanese American Internment During World War II an Ethnographic Survey Term Paper

… Anthropology

Japanese-American Internment during the Second World War:

An Ethnographic Survey

The interning of Japanese-Americans during the Second World War ranks among the most infamous episodes of American history. Cores of thousands of men, women, and children - many of them native born citizens of the United States - were forcibly removed from their homes on the West Coast and held under detention in camps in the interior portions of the country. The reason given for these extraordinary measures was one of wartime necessity, the need to eliminate potentially subversive elements from the general population. Japanese-Americans, being of different race, ethnicity, and cultural background than the vast majority of Americans were viewed as an alien population living in the midst of the nation's cities, towns,…. [read more]

Crime in Chicago Research Proposal

… Crime in Chiccago

Organized Crime in Chicago

Starting with the middle of the twentieth century, the city of Chicago has been confronted with increasing criminality rates. The efforts of the police department have materialized in some control over the situations, but drastic improvements have yet to be achieved. In the month from February 27, 2009 to March 29, 2009, 32,554 crimes were registered in Chicago, with a peak on the 6th of March, when 1,258 crimes were committed in a single day. 36% of all crimes refer to battery and theft, followed by criminal damage and narcotics with 12, respectively 10%. In terms of the place where they occur, 25% of the crimes take place in the street, followed by residential areas with 18%, apartments…. [read more]

Civil War American Indian Term Paper

… ¶ … conflict between Native Americans and colonists was inevitable from the beginning. The insurgence of colonialism from the 17th to the 18th century led to the complete transformation of the Eastern American frontier from wilderness to colonial settlements. As a result, the "Indian Civil Wars" between the colonists and the various Indian nations represented some of the bloodiest conflicts in American history. This conflict, which occurred concurrently with the American revolutionary war eventually led to the destruction of the Indian Nations west of the Mississippi. Although often discussed within history books as massacres and genocide, a real examination of the Indian wars upon standards of a "just war" has been lacking. The following analysis will look to understand the conflicts between Native Americans and…. [read more]

Crime Article Review

… Although, a relationship has been found between the criminal behavior and substance use but no direct link has yet been found between these two issues even though there does exists this famous believe that a relationship does exist between the two. It is not necessary that the substance use would always lead to criminal behavior or that the criminals always use drugs. A variety of perspectives have been explored in this paper to figure out the link between substance use and criminal activities with the help of the literature review that has been given in this paper.

A study that was conducted by Wood (2010) considered the issue of crime in the communities of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) due to the drug or…. [read more]

America: Nation of Paradoxes Research Paper

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Thus, America emerges as a paradox: on one hand, it is conceptualized as a land of freedom, even by many immigrants themselves who may have faced initial prejudice. But while some groups have been able to fully assimilate and 'become white' such as the Irish and Italians, because of a variety of cultural and historical forces, African-Americans and Native Americans have found themselves excluded from the promise of America. Their struggles of integration and cultural preservation may have been different but both highlight the problematic claim that America is 'the land of the free.' The question always arises: freedom for whom?

Works Cited

Aldrich, Thomas Bailey. "Unguarded Gates." 1895. Print.

Hawk, Walter Echo. In the Courts of the Conqueror. Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum, 2010.

Hirschman,…. [read more]

American Revolution: Competing Research Paper

… The army was harsh with its own soldiers, handing out excessive sentences like death or hundreds of lashes for petty crimes on a regular basis, forcing people to join the army who did not want to join (also known as press gangs), and forcing recruits to join up for life when they entered military service for the Crown. They could hardly be expected to treat the colonists any better, especially those who openly opposed them. It was not uncommon for commanders in the British army to force local families to house and feed their soldiers without recompense, and the soldiers often ransacked the homes of their hosts, stole their belongings, ate all of their food, even raped their wives and daughters sometimes, and there was…. [read more]

Examining the Link Between Ethnicity, Immigration, and Violence Essay

… Furthermore, the study also indicated that the rates of crime lowered more in the cities that have high share of newly arrived foreign born immigrants. (Staff Members of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, 2008)

Furthermore, it has been indicated by a study conducted by Migration Information Source in the year 2006, as quoted in the research of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, (2008), "The incarceration rate of the U.S. born (3.51%) was four times the rate of the foreign born (0.86%). The foreign-born rate was half the 1.71% rate for non-Hispanic white natives, and 13 times less than the 11.6% incarceration rate for native black men." (Staff Members of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los…. [read more]

Weatherford Indian Givers Brief Summary Book Review

… Moreover, from 1492 until his death he was insistent about collecting what he regarded as his fair share of the profits, and downright paranoid in his belief that he was being denied the wealth, honor and glory due to him. He believed this was because of his relatively humble and obscure birth, and perhaps this was partially true, although his personality was hardly one to inspire trust and loyalty, either from his subordinates or superiors. Columbus in real life showed a very consistent pattern of deceit and low cunning, even against the men on his own ships, but he was an extremely determined man who used any means necessary to achieve his objectives. This is definitely not the Columbus portrayed in the movie, but then…. [read more]

White European Authors Depicted Native Research Paper

… This theme of a valiant quest to make way for civilization may have originated in the Old World, but the American frontier Literature of the nineteenth century established the formula of characters and action that became the "Westem," which has since evolved into a unique and influential genre that continues to be an immensely popular form of Literature. The Western that we traditionally think of has been shaped by many sources, both literary and nonliterary." ( )

Cooper is stated to have held an attitude toward the "colored races…" that was of an "unprejudiced philosopher." (Kellner, 1915) Cooper tended to idealize the Indians as he was acquainted with many Indians from his childhood. Research shows that according to Cooper the Indians while they did indulge…. [read more]

Native Son James Baldwin Published His Book Term Paper

… ¶ … Native Son

James Baldwin published his book Notes of a Native Son in 1955 at the urging of his friend Sol Stein. The book is a collection of nine essays he had written on the state of what were then called "Negroes" in the United States. In his essays, he noted the interface between his personal life, the social atmosphere of the day, the political movements of the day, and even what was going on in entertainment. The result is essays that give a view of the Negro experience in the 1950's that is both broad and deep.

Some of the issues presented in his essays seem dated based on today's racial attitudes, but Baldwin does such a good job of providing details…. [read more]

American Corrections the Statistics Term Paper

… (Parkin, 69)

The American prosecution is considered to be ruthless in respect of many crimes. The imprisonment number in these countries is quite comparable however, with exception of West Germany, in case of the violent crimes. In terms of rate of prosecution against the property crimes the United States imprison more wrongdoers in number and also for a longer period of time. In respect of the drug crimes also the same trend is exhibited. (Parkin, 69) The changes brought out in the government policies with regard to stringent drug policies and compulsory minimum sentencing provisions accounts for four fold increase in the prisoners since 1980. Stringent implementation of the prosecution laws in respect of the non-violent drug users exhibited an unprecedented growth rate of American…. [read more]

Home Security Reforming Immigration Capstone Project

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By the time the 1970s were over, the Immigration and Naturalization Service was catching almost 1 million immigrants every year (Martin, 2007). Experts were making the point that capturing all of these illegal aliens were casing some great concern and that some action needed to be taken fast. Some of this called for taking stronger actions at the border by not letting hardly any enter the U.S. They also wanted sanctions against employers who knowingly hired illegal immigrants, and counterfeit-proof identification cards. Yet, on the other side of the issue some experts were arguing for pardon of the unrecognized migrants or a temporary workers service or Visa program.

Brought on the scene in 1982, a lot of the Immigration Reform and Control Act were…. [read more]

Hate Crimes the Definition Term Paper

… Hate Crimes

The definition of a hate crime, according to the United States Department of Justice (Office of Justice Programs), is a crime in which the offender is "…motivated by specific characteristics of the victim, including the victim's race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation" ( The hate crime might be a crime against property, or a violent act against an individual, but in most cases the perpetrator shows evidence that "hate [against the race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation of a person] prompted" his or her actions (

Hate Crime Statistics

The Office of Justice Programs reports that only 44% of hate crimes in the U.S. are actually reported to the police, and more than 80% of hate crimes are associated with violent crimes (such…. [read more]

Philadelphia Crime in the City Essay

… One of the biggest election campaign themes is the crime reduction platform. Politicians have based their political career in Philadelphia on the crime rate and the safety of the residents. Philadelphia is known for its historic sites. The city receives a large percentage of their income from tourism, they are known as a service-based city. Philadelphia spends a large amount of money on crime prevention methods.

Social Stratification

Status and class still exists in our society. Our communities are still segregated by rich and poor families, educated individuals and the uneducated. In Philadelphia there is a hierarchy structure that exists. Politicians, wealthy and educated families are on a different social status than the average working class or poor individual. There are different classes of people…. [read more]

Crime Film Thesis

… Crime Films, Stereotyping and Xenophobic Characters

The two motion pictures called "Scarface" that are critiqued in this paper certainly have the same title and embrace the same themes of power, arrogance, gruesome bloodshed and gangster corruption. But when it comes to the characters, settings, editing, dialogue, narrative logic, and sociological substance, the two films are as far apart as Miami is from the moon. Howard Hawks' Scarface is dripping with blood and with xenophobic characterizations that are, in retrospect, insulting and demeaning to Italian immigrants. It may not have been Hawks' intention to create a film that viciously mocks Italians at every turn, but in 2009, that's what the film projects. In fairness, the United States in 1932 was in the grip of the Depression…. [read more]

Native Son by Richard Wright Term Paper

… Native Son

The fact that Richard Wright's novel was - and is still - offensive to some readers because of the baseness, the raw hurtful human emotions (including racism) and uncomfortable situations, does not take away from the power of the narrative. The fact that it is disagreeable to some doesn't make it less a true reflection of the time frame it was set in, although in reading it some of the action seems an exaggeration of life.

This story is highly relevant and worth studying as a great work of American literature because, painful though it may be for readers in the 21st Century, with killings and darkness presented frequently, the cultural reality (black vs. white; poor vs. powerful) that it reflects through the…. [read more]

Overcrowding in Prisons: Impacts Research Paper

… And conversely, when those African-American men are released from overcrowded prisons (in certain cases some inmates are released prior to the time they were sentenced for because they were not convicted of violent crimes and judges have ordered prisons to reduce crammed facilities), the "vast majority will return to the same communities" (smith, 388). This in turn puts "additional strain on already scarce resources" in the communities they came from and want to return to.

In other words, the PIC has a recent legacy of overcrowding, and in the process the PIC "exploits African-American men by extracting their labor" below fair market wages, and then by returning them to their communities where socioeconomic resources are already depleted (Smith, 389). On page 389 the authors use…. [read more]

American History X Term Paper

… American History X: A Portrait of Multicultural Interaction for Counselors

By far, American History X is not the first movie to deal with racism. Through artful cinematography, extraordinary relevance, and poignant acting, however, its characters tell the story of not only the consequences of racism, but also its beginnings. Overall, director Tony Kaye and McKenna blatantly expose racism as the fuel of gang warfare in this socially conscious film that all should watch. And through their strong portrayal of a brotherly bond laced with hatred, Edward Norton and Edward Furlong, in their respective roles of Derek and Danny Vinyard, bring emotion to the center of the screen. Though it has a few technical plot clinches that somewhat mitigate the effect of the ending that mixes…. [read more]

American Ethnic Culture Research Paper

… The changes affected society at large, families and individuals both positively and negatively

IV. Immigrants 1925 to 198) and 1982 to 2005

There were approximately 24 million immigrants to arrive in the U.S. between 1880 and 1920. These immigrants came mainly from Southern and Eastern European nations including Italy, Croatia, Greece, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungry, and Russia. Due to industrialization the population of Europe and the U.S. is stated to have almost doubled with 60 million individuals leaving Europe during that time and nearly half of them coming to the U.S. Of the 165,248 immigrants from the South of Italy in 1909 135,080 were males and 30,168 were females. Of those arriving from Northern Italy 18884 were males and 6,306 were females. Of those immigrants that…. [read more]

American Freedom All "Realities" in This World Term Paper

… American Freedom

All "realities" in this world are relative. There are no blacks and whites, just shades of grey. That is why it is easy to say that the United States of America is the land of freedom and equality. Compared to many, many other countries across the globe, this nation has the best thing going for it. The presidential election bore this out. Putting aside the fact that the electoral college may be questionable, every person over the age of 18 had the right to vote in this past election. In fact, 12 million more votes were cast in the 2004 versus the 2000 election. Those who supported John Kerry were not pleased of the outcome by any means, but the involvement by the…. [read more]

Juvenile Justice Policy Removal From of Violent Juveniles From Home Thesis

… ¶ … Violent Juveniles Removed from Homes

The legal relationship between the Americans and Native Americans has long been one that ensured the European descendants of the earlier settlers had and would retain legal domain over the territory and lands originally under Native American domain. Early laws governed fishing and hunting, and by the late 19th century, the courts were upholding the States' territorial rights over land claims made by Native Americans (Johansen, 1998, p. 8). In 1884, the Supreme Court delivered its decision in the case of Elk v. Wilkins, which held that an Indian was not made a citizen by the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution (Johansen, 1998, p. 8). The Court held, too, that acts of Congress do not extend to Native…. [read more]

Illegal Immigrants in the U.S Term Paper

… ¶ … illegal immigrants in the U.S. And the possibility of legalizing their status. The article shows: how illegal immigration is currently being dealt with, the views of people on the issue and the flexibility being exhibited by the government. The author makes it clear that while illegal immigration has always been a problem for the country and most people feel country must be protected against such immigration, still illegal entrance into the U.S. should not be criminalized. Very few, if any, percentage of people interviewed supported felony status, the rest felt that while it was not correct to let illegal immigration prosper, there was also no particular need for categorized it as a crime or serious offence.

Illegal immigration is a problem, which the…. [read more]

Immigration and Society Research Paper

… Immigration and Society: Views from Michael Lind's the Next American Nation: The New Nationalism and the Fourth American Revolution and Peter Brimelow's Alien Nation: Common Sense about America's Immigration Disaster

Book Synopses

The Next American Nation

Michael Lind is an American writer, most of whose work has revolved around policy research, books and editorials. Throughout his life, Lind has occupied numerous positions which allowed him to both spread his view, as well as gain new insights. Some of the most important past positions include those of professor at the Harvard and Virginia Tech Universities, or editor and staff writer for the New Yorker. Today, Lind occupies the positions of editor at the New American Contract and Policy Director at the New America Foundation's Economic Growth…. [read more]

Immigration in America: 19th Century to Present Essay

… Immigration in America: 19th Century to Present

The millions of immigrants who have come to America over the past four hundred years have made America what it is today. The immigrants who have made America their home came to find new lives and livelihoods and their hard work benefited not only themselves and their families, but their new home called America. The fact that immigrants decided to make America their home is central to the United States' overall development, "involving a process fundamental to its pre-national origins, its Atlantic outpost to a world power, particularly in terms of its economic growth. Immigration has made the United States of America" (Diner 2008). This paper will take a look at some of the major turning points in…. [read more]

U.S. Immigrant and Ethnic History Term Paper

… Immigrant and Ethnic History

Compare the Land-Allotment Strategy used with the Choctaw's with the Treaty Strategy that was applied to the Cherokee. What are the key differences between both approaches to Indian lands? Do they share any similarities? What were the outcomes of each strategy

Land allotment was significant when it came to the Indians and what the settlers would offer to them. The Choctaws were given a land allotment strategy, while the Cherokee Indians were offered a treaty strategy. Both of these strategies had both pros and cons, and therefore both must be addressed here, to see where their similarities and differences lie, and to examine the outcomes of both of the strategies. It is also important to understand some of the interaction that…. [read more]

American Eulogies to the Old South: Natasha Term Paper

… ¶ … American Eulogies to the Old South:

Natasha Trethewey's Native Guard and Marilyn Nelson's a Wreath for Emmett Till Both American poets Natasha Trethewey and Marilyn Nelson tackle aspects of the American history of racial intolerance in their books Native Guard and a Wreath for Emmett Till. Poetry is often though of as a personal medium, although back in Elizabethan times, poetry was also an opportunity for an author to demonstrate exotic wordplay and his or her pure, technical gifts as an artist, as is evidenced in Shakespeare's verbal fireworks in Homeric times, poetic epic told the story and proclaimed the values of a nation as well as an individual. These American women's poetic works are tours de force on all three levels of…. [read more]

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