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You see a young child drowning. In most states, if you have no statutory duty or relationship to the child you would have no legal obligation to save him or her. Of course, it would be a violation of most moral codes to standby and not do anything. This example also points out that there is a difference between moral standards and legal requirements. That is why individuals often remark that the law only covers the minimum requirements of living in a society and does not cover what makes us good and useful citizens.
Data are collected on each incident and arrest within 22 offense categories made up of 46 specific crimes called Group A offenses. For each of the offenses coming to the attention of law enforcement, specified types of facts about each crime are reported. In addition to the Group A offenses, there are 11 Group B offense categories for which only arrest data are reported. NIBRS data come from local, state, and federal automated record systems. It permits a law enforcement agency to build a system to suit its own needs, including any collection/storage of information required for administration and operations, as well as to report data required by the NIBRS to the FBI for the compilation of national statistics.
On the other hand, conduct that is labeled as “criminal” by law may result in minimal social harm. Although excessive speeding can place people at risk, it is unlikely that driving 26 mph in a 25 mph zone will result in tangible social harm, but it is technically illegal. Drinking responsibly and in moderation under the age of 21 is unlikely to cause harm, and yet it is still a violation of the legal code. ” This question seems to imply that there is a holy grail of crime prevention. ” Just as a treatment plan would vary widely depending on whether a person is battling cancer, a bacterial infection, or the c ommon cold, the nature and causes of crime are widely varied, and, by consequence, so are the s olutions.
An Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation by Globokar, Julie L.; Roberson, Cliff; Winters, Robert C