Theories in Criminology: From Demonology to Biological Theories of Crime Demonology Crime does not evolve from any single source.There can be several reasons behind a person's criminal behavior. The theorists in criminology have tried to explain these reasons through several theories. From Demonology to the Born Criminal theory, several theories have been advanced in an … [Read more...] about Important Theories in criminology
Delinquency and Childhood Abuse Research has highlighted a very important link between delinquency and childhood abuse. However, apart from delinquency, childhood abuse has also been linked with several other negative outcomes. People who have experienced childhood abuse are 5 times more likely than those who have not to be ill with PTSD. The likelihood of being abused again … [Read more...] about Link between Juvenile Delinquency and Childhood abuse
Correctional eras in US Criminal Justice System: From the Penitentiary to the Just Deserts era The penitentiary era marks the beginning of the US correctional system. Since then several eras have passed and the philosophy of the correctional system has kept changing as these eras changed. It is important to have a knowledge of these eras to understand how the US correctional … [Read more...] about American Prison System – Correctional eras
Strict Liability Cases in tort and criminal law Strict liability or liability without fault does not require someone to prove that there was an intent behind the act. It can be proved only by showing that the act has been committed and there is no need to prove mens rea or intent. As per the doctrine of strict liability, the defendant can be held liable even if he was unaware … [Read more...] about Strict Liability in Criminal and Tort Law
How does Supreme Court select its cases for hearing? The US Supreme Court chooses its cases selectively. While more than 7000 cases are brought before it for review each year, the court only chooses and decides less than 100 that it considers important. The court is under no obligation to hear each of the cases brought before it. lt chooses them based on some important points … [Read more...] about How Supreme Court Selects Cases for hearing?