Essay about Crime
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In general the definition of a crime is an act punishable by law, usually considered an evil act. Crime refers to many types of misconduct forbidden by law. Crimes include such things as murder, stealing a car, resisting arrest, possession or dealing of illegal drugs, being nude in public , drunk driving, and bank robbery. Crime is an act that has been timeless and has been committed practically since the start of time. For example, ever since Cain killed his brother Abel (B.C.), people being charged with witchcraft in the 1600’s, prostitution, to the current crimes of modern day(A.D.). Even though crime has existed throughout time it has progressed and branched out taking many types forms.…show more content…
Crimes are frequently classified according to their seriousness as felonies or misdemeanors. Generally, felonies are more serious than misdemeanors. Under the federal criminal law system, felonies are crimes for which the punishment is death or imprisonment for more than a year. A misdemeanor is punishable by a fine or by imprisonment for less than a year. In most states persons convicted of felonies are sent to state prisons, while those guilty of misdemeanors serve their sentence in city, or county jails, or correction houses.
Crimes against people include assault, kidnapping, murder, and sexual attacks. Such crimes usually bring severe punishments. Crimes against property include arson, automobile theft, burglary, embezzlement, forgery, fraud, larceny, and vandalism. In most cases, these crimes carry lighter penalties than the crimes set against the person. Robbery is the crime most difficult to classify. The law considers robbery a crime against the person or against the property, according to the case. Robbery may involve simply stealing property from another person, but when a personal encounter occurs between the robber and his victim, it may include violence and bodily harm. This usually occurs during muggings or other strong-arm robberies.
Battery: On Jan. 21 at 1:26 a.m. on N. Santa Cruz Avenue. A man was arrested for battery against a police officer/first responder and being under the influence of alcohol/drugs. His bail was set at $10,250.
Burglaries: On Jan. 19 between 9:18 and 9:51 p.m. on Royce Street and Highway 9. Six auto burglaries were reported. Five occurred on Highway 9, and one was on Royce Street.
Burglary tools: On Jan. 18 at 2:07 p.m. at Heather Drive and Union Avenue in San Jose. Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police arrested a man for possession of burglary tools and a controlled substance, and unlawful paraphernalia. He was also charged with vehicle theft and driving with a suspended license. His bail was set at $21,000.
Narcotics: On Jan. 18 at 3:19 a.m. at Gateway Drive and Los Gatos Boulevard. A man was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of paraphernalia. His bail was set at $6,000. Another man was arrested on an outstanding warrant for being under the influence of a controlled substance at 3 a.m. at University Avenue and Main Street. His bail was set at $15,000.
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Narcotics warrants: On Jan. 17 at 10:24 p.m. on N. Santa Cruz Ave. A man was arrested on five outstanding warrants for being under the influence and in posession of a controlled substance, and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. His bail was set at $50,000.
Probation violation: On Jan. 17 at 12:56 p.m. on Los Gatos Boulevard. A man was arrested for violating his probation and possession of a recreational inhalant.
Marijuana: On Jan. 16 at 9:43 p.m. at N. Santa Cruz Avenue and Highway 9. A woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant for possession of 28.5 grams or less of marijuana. Her bail was set at $10,000.
Cell phone: On Jan. 16 at 11:41 p.m. at Village and Petticoat lanes. A woman was arrested on outstanding warrants for talking on a cell phone while driving, driving with a suspended license due to a DUI and speeding. Her bail was set at $9,500.
Narcotics: On Jan. 16 at 2:11 p.m. on Old Orchard Drive. A woman was arrested for being under the influence and in possession of a controlled substance. Her bail was set at $6,000.
Burglary: On Jan. 16 at 12:22 p.m. on Ohlone Court. An auto burglary occurred.
Narcotics warrants: On Jan. 15 at 2:34 p.m. on Los Gatos-Almaden Road. A man was arrested on five outstanding warrants for theft, trespassing and possession, and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
Theft, narcotics warrants: On Jan. 15 at 10:26 a.m. on Garden Lane. A woman was arrested on 10 outstanding warrants for theft of personal property, grand theft, evading a police officer and giving a false name, possession of a controlled substance and failure to appear in court. Her bail was set at $75,000.
Stolen property: On Jan. 15 at 12:10 a.m. on N. Santa Cruz Avenue. A woman was arrested for forgery, possession of stolen property and a controlled substance, and taking a vehicle without the owner’s permission. Her bail was set at $36,000.