Crime Facts - rapes * Acquaintance rape, date rape, marital...

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CRIME FACTS VIOLENT * Homicide is the least frequent * Typical scenario in homicide involves males and the presence of a handgun
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* Murder is a crime of passion * If, victim-offender relationship is known, most murders involve acquaintances/relatives
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* The US has the highest rate of homicide and mass murder among developed countries * Young people and minorities are over represented among the victims and offenders of homicide * Murder, rape and assault are intra-racial * Assault of females is more likely to involve a male offender * Domestic violence is more likely to include a female victim
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* Rape and assault among acquaintance/relatives remain largely unreported * Most rapes are acquaintance
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Unformatted text preview: rapes * Acquaintance rape, date rape, marital rape, child abuse, battered spouse are forms of family/domestic violence * Battered women syndrome refers to a pattern of physical/psychological injury to a woman caused by the actions of a spouse/partner/date * Robbery crosses racial and class lines * Hate crimes are both violent and nonviolent * Many corporate crimes involve serious injury and harm * Many state and organized crimes involve serious injury and harm *Corporate, organized, and state crimes are similar in planning, organization, and secrecy *Corporate and organized crimes necessitate state crime for its prevalence and growth...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course SYG 1000 taught by Professor Glorialessan during the Spring '12 term at Florida State College.

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Crime Facts - rapes * Acquaintance rape, date rape, marital...

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