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New Crime Theory [Dec. 15th, 2011|11:00 am]
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Dear Sir,
Each and every person on this globe gets affected by different sorts of criminal acts ranging from Environmental offences to corruption to white collar crimes to murders to rapes, road accidents to industrial accidents, cyber crimes to human trafficking, religious violence to class conflicts ,drugs smuggling to animal parts smuggling and dozens of other crimes. More than 9 million people remain in different jails all across the world every year and hundreds of millions are involved, acquitted for want of evidence or facing trials and then there are billions of victims of crimes and suffering the aftermaths of such criminal acts. For the last about four-five centuries, hundreds of researchers, criminologists, penologists, sociologists and many more have been trying to find reasons as why people commit crimes and on the basis of their research work and the theories propounded by them, the modern criminal law has been framed. During this period, about two dozen criminological theories have been propounded to explain various reasons of crime but no theory has been able to give the total explanation and reason for majority of crimes and so the solutions have also been inadequate and hence the ever increasing crime. Majority of these theories have been propounded by western researches but unfortunately, in India and many other countries of the world, no such work has been carried out seriously because of lack of support from governments and Universities. These theories mainly focus on physical features like city environments, social fabric, gang compositions, physical components of body etc. or learning techniques but have given little reasons for abnormal behavior of human beings which puts them on the path of criminality. This was because, western world had no knowledge about “Mind” or its pain giving aberrations like Greed, Anger, Lust, Ego, passion, aversion, revulsion, thirst for bodily enjoyments etc. which states of mind were rejected as ‘Mentalisms’ by western world, but for which, my theory and book has sufficient explanations as well as the mode to control the source, “The Human Mind”.
For the last about twenty years, I have been thinking and working on these lines and have done extensive field work and about six years of research work and on the basis of my these works, I have propounded/invented a technique (Yogic Crime Theory)which not only quite possibly explains the reasons for all sorts of criminality and as to why people become criminals but also the way by virtue of which we can modify and change human behavior. This theory is a blend/fusion of Yoga, Criminology, behavior therapy etc. and is expected to bring perceptible change in our view about crime causation and will lead to new legislations and typolization of various crimes and their treatment modes being practiced till today. So far our approach has been to treat all sorts of offences and offenders by one yardstick, like treating all patients with one medicine and putting him on medication after he gets the disease, putting him in isolation wards without categorization and without going into the cause of the disease. This theory works on the mind of the criminal and has been successful in changing the composition and character of billions of neurons and human brain and changing his thought process, enfeebling his negative forces and then finally eliminating them from his brain, creating space in the neurons and filling up those neurons with positive thoughts and making him law abiding citizen. It’s a very complex process but quite achievable. It’s like changing/replacing the malicious programmes in a computer and then reformatting it and putting new software in it to make it people/user friendly. This technique is totally unique and have more than ninety percent success rate and is totally inexpensive. It can be of immense use to the private sector like industrial houses, educational institutions, civil society and governments all across the globe, facing the onslaught of criminality. My forthcoming book, “Controlling the Mind of a Criminal, the Yogic Way” largely explains the concept but certain measures and the changes required in the penal laws and various legislations will be explained in later stages due to certain practical reasons.
This invention/theory has more practical applications than even say finding drug for cancer or AIDS because many more people suffer due to crime than these two deadly diseases. I want to share the idea with all those involved in criminal justice system or like fields and hope the entire world will take benefit of this invention/propounding of a concept.
Yours sincerely
Rameshwar Singh Jamwal,
Dy. Advocate General, J&K
Criminologists Society ,http://www.facebook.com/rameshwar.singh.jamwal?ref=tn_tnmn
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criminal justice and the probation service... [Jun. 5th, 2009|12:00 pm]
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Rod Morgan is one of the most respected Criminal Justice Experts in the country.  I've been to two lectures given by him on Youth Justice, and they were clear, well thought through and full of excellent analysis of the evidence presented.  This analysis was then set against the backdrop of available resources, and the deficit between the two was used to extrapolate what is needed for the CJS to continue improving. 
He was by no means excusing any failures in the current system, but he was prepared to recognise its positive aspects, and then recommend improvements.  And he ought to know, he was head of the Youth justice Board for several years, before he retired because he didn't believe in the way it was heading. 

This article is...well you can read it for yourselves.  It is resonant of all the statistical data I've read over the last year, and rings true in the general trend of crime in this country.  The general trend being, of course, that crime rates are dropping.  There is a DEFINITE downward trend and has been for at least the last decade.  Every source of crime statistics (The British Crime Survey and other independant studies as well as  the Home Office) agree that Crime is on a downward slope. 
It is NOT going up, no matter what the papers say.  The public may THINK it is going up, but the fact is it isn't.  The public are living in the delusional belief of the 'perception gap' i.e. they perceive crime to be much higher, and on the increase, than it is, and it is actually going down fairly steadily.  

This made me so angry, I had to post about it somewhere.  What is your opinion? 

BTW, I'm new to this community. I'm a criminology, sentencing and the penal system student from England-its one of the year-long electives I study for my law degree.  Nice to meet you all. 

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(no subject) [May. 6th, 2008|03:00 pm]
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Also has anyone found any active communities for Criminal Justice Careers and experiences while obtaining degrees in CJ?

I was hoping to find somewhere on LJ.. I created cj_careers to share information, hiring information, job bulletins, exams, tests, etc.

I really wish I could find someone who took the tests and the exams for the Department of Corrections and get some insight. Also people who work in Probation, Juvenile Probation etc..

any takers?
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criminal justice careers? [May. 6th, 2008|02:54 pm]
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This place is pretty quiet eh?  I have a question, has anyone pursued any careers in Criminal Justice?  If so, what was your experience? I'm curious to know what different educational paths led to which career paths.

Corrections? Correctional Officer? Youth Correctional Officers?

Probation? etc??

I am in the process of my CJ educational path.. and I wonder whats at the end of the road.
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Hi there! [Apr. 27th, 2008|05:57 pm]
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Glad that this community exists, 'cos I'm writing a detective story and I think I'll need some help to make the investigation more realistic, or my novel will become a silly fairy-tale. *bitter smile* So wait for questions, wait for questions! *leaves, hopping*
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Effect of Internet access on crime rates? [Apr. 23rd, 2008|10:46 pm]
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Wow, this community is like a ghost town huh? Not a single post in over three months. :-(

Anyway, remember me? I haven't posted here in forever myself, lol. But I have what I think are some good questions and thus I feel the need to. :-)

In another community I'm a member of, there is a discussion going on about a new CCTV surveillance system that is being installed in my city. (Buffalo, NY) All of the standard arguments relating to both the privacy issue and the potential effect on crime have been raised by both myself and other posters, but one has stuck out in my mind. This poster suggests that "ensuring that every family in inner city neighborhoods has access to the internet, so that the affordability of technology doesn't create another barrier for poor kids in Buffalo" is a better way of trying to reduce crime than citywide camera installation.

This person does not come from a criminology/criminal justice background like most of us here do, but I do have to say that this sounds like a good idea in theory. My questions are: 1) Are there any studies out there to suggest this would help reduce crime? I am not aware of any myself, and a cursory Google search hasn't turned up anything. 2) How would the expense of such a strategy compare to the cost of putting cameras on 100+ street corners?

Thanks to anyone with insight! :-)
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Looking for some advice. [Jan. 13th, 2008|01:40 pm]
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Hey guys, my name is Keenan. I'm 18 and I'm living in British Columbia, Canada. I've been having some issues trying to find out exactly what I want to be doing in the future and was hoping someone could help me out here with just some guidlines of what I want to be doing.

For years, since I was about 12 years old I've been fascinated by criminal minds. I've read up a large amount on famous serial killers and mostly youth killers but I have an all around interest in psychology.

How and why people do things, people reactions (generally but enphasizing on why people become tramatized, get shell shock etc) and so on is really what's intriguing to me. I also was a younge offender at the age of 14 year now with a clear record but feel as though, even still to this day was very unjustified and I suppose that is the one main reason why I'm so interested in this career path.

Now, unfortunatly I don't really have anyone around to ask these questions so I'm hoping someone will be kind enough to help me out a bit. I know that Criminal Psychology SOUNDS like what I want to be doing... But looking up the actual definition of the study and other details about it, it doesn't seem to fit just how I want it. I think I'm leading towards more so a Social Worker idea of employment but through my personal experience with them; that's just not exactly what I want to do either.

I want to be working with younge offenders and high profile criminals but as a psychologist not an scene investigator.....? Does anyone have any idea of what I'm thinking of, lol?

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Media and Public Perception [Jun. 29th, 2007|02:30 pm]
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I read on the CBC website today that the latest national crime statistics find that rural areas were higher than in urban areas.
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I think that this shows how the media can skew public opinion. The only thing that has been accurately portrayed in the media is that hand gun violence is on the rise in urban areas in Ontario and BC; essentially Vancouver and Toronto.

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Questions about armed robbery [Jun. 24th, 2007|10:43 pm]
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Hey I have a couple questions about one of the most feared crimes, a street mugging.

1) Is there any data out there about what percentage of muggings are commited by gang members as opposed to independent rogue criminals?

2) Is there any data about what percentage of muggings are commited by 1 person vs. 2 or more people?

3) Any data out there about what percentage of armed robberies end in gun shots or beatings even when the victim was compliant?

4) If you are held up on the street, what do police recommend you should you do? Should you scream loudly to attract attention? Do you run after throwing down your wallet? Slowly back away? Does the mugger usually take off running?

I realize that there may be no hard stats on most of this, but even if you can give me youre own personal guess or hypothesis, it would be really helpful!
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Yet another class question. [Apr. 19th, 2007|10:57 pm]
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Next semester I'm taking a class called CRJ 624: Computer Applications in Criminal Justice Research. From what I've been told, learning how to use SPSS and other similar software is a big part of the course.

Anyone ever take anything similar? If not, anyone ever use SPSS? How difficult is it?
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