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Effectiveness of Gang Enhancement Legislation GEL Term Paper

… ¶ … Gang Enhancement Legislation. The writer explores the gang problems in the nation and discusses the effectiveness of enhancing punishments for those crimes that can be shown to be gang related. There were six sources used to complete this paper.

The gang issue in America is not a new one. Gangs have been around for many years but in the past couple of years the violence and gang related crime has escalated significantly.

Police departments across the nation have developed gang units in which the specific purpose is to target and curtail the area's gang criminal activity. There are many different gangs, with many different names however, they all have certain commonalities in that they are driven by criminal activity, they have involvement with…. [read more]


Criminal Gang Enhancements Term Paper

… Criminal Gang Enhancements in Sentencing

CRIMINAL GANG ENHANCEMENT

IN SENTENCING

During the time period between the years of 1997 and 1998 legislation was focused on crime and most specifically juvenile crime. The work of Matthews and Ruzicka entitled: "Proposition 21: Juvenile Crime" (2000) published by the Capital Center for Government Law and Policy in a California Initiative Review relates that Proposition 21 had as its aim the amendment of both "the Penal Code and the Welfare and Institution Code" and this was specific to the "procedures used in the treatment of juveniles and adults who commit gang-related felonies." (Matthews & Ruzicka, 2000) According to Matthews and Ruzicka this law would bring about serious changes to the way. Proposition 21 would increase penalties related to street…. [read more]


Preventing Dropouts Among Minority Middle Term Paper

… Apparent changes in self-esteem developed over the eight-week period.

Daisey & Jose-Kampfner (2002) report that the dropout rate is currently increasing for Latinos. This results from students feeling discouragement, which they attribute to teacher stereotyping, low expectations, and tracking. Latinos face special social and cultural pressures that prompt many students, especially girls, to leave school during the middle school years. Confusion also comes from mixed messages from home and school, with often competing values about career, marriage, and motherhood (Canedy, 2001). Studies (Banfield, Johnson, Thomas, & Thieroff, 2002) have also identified the following reasons for Latino dropouts: stereotyping of new students and a lack of self-confidence.

Martin, Tobin, and Sugai (2002) found research that identified the top ten reasons that students dropped out of schools…. [read more]


Workplace Harassment Policy Essay

… I fully support and appreciate the basic workings and objectives of Proposition 36, but believe that it can be improved upon with a better understanding of the current situations at hands.

While the fight can be carried on by policy makers and administrators, the problem of the California State prison system must be addressed at a collective level if we are to expect any real progress in the state of the society we choose to consent our lives towards. Judges and attorneys of the court must assist in leading the cause and not look at prison as a tool. Rather, prison and incarceration should be the last resort for a society as a solution to the problems of crime. The true roots of crime must…. [read more]


Policing Liquor Licensed Premises in Hong Kong Research Proposal

… Best Practices in Policing Alcohol and Licensed Premises

Today, Hong Kong enjoys a free market economy but it is highly dependent on the international trade, finance and tourism sectors for its revenues (Hong Kong 2009). The Mongkok Police District of Hong Kong is the subject of the dissertation (see map at Appendix ____ and District Boundaries as set forth in DC MKDIST'S Standing Order No. 1-01 at Appendix ____). There are currently more than 5,000 liquor licensed premises in Hong Kong, with 396 of them being situated in the Mongkok Police District. The number of bars/pubs, nightclubs and restaurants is 49, 33, and 314, respectively. In addition, Mongkok is an unofficial red-light district in Hong Kong; while the area is home to a number of…. [read more]


Grand Corruption Is a Serious Thesis

… 63, 2). One of its tasks will be to "review periodically the implementation of this Convention by its States Parties" (Argandona, 2007)."

The monitoring process is a long-term program that must be modified to meet the needs of changing situations and the learning processes of the parties (Argandona, 2007). This process must possess an elevated rate of State Party cooperation along with a competent, appropriately resourced Secretariat (Argandona, 2007). It is essential to encourage the compilation and publication of data concerning anti-corruption efforts in various nations (Argandona, 2007). This information is needed to promote transparency during different stages of the process (Argandona, 2007). Additionally sensible restrictions must be established concerning what can be achieved (Argandona, 2007). The States Parties must create political support for the…. [read more]

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