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NYPD Reportedly Wants To Ban "Career Criminals" From Subways

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The NYPD reportedly wants to issue the worst offenders an order of protection barring them from entering MTA property—if someone was caught breaking the order, they could then be arrested immediately.

  1. In banning career criminals, what types of criminals would be banned?

Crime scars: Recessions and the making of career criminals

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Voxeu is Centre for Economic Policy Research’s (CEPR) policy portal – was set up in June 2007 to promote the dissemination of research-based policy analysis and commentary by leading economists. The intended audience is economists in governments, international organizations, academia and the private sector as well as journalists specializing in economics, finance and business as economics students. This article explores the impact that recession has on youth, youth employment and crime.

  1. What is typically the result of recession?
  2. Why is it the youth who graduate during a recession more likely to be involved in crime?
  3. Give examples of a disciplinary versus criminal matters in the classroom.

Career criminal accused of living in home rent-free for 5 years

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This is a news article regarding a convicted felon has lived rent-free for nearly five years in a half-million dollar home, according to court records and neighbors in the upscale Cherokee County community.

  1. Is Phyllis Peterson a career criminal or would you say that she has embarked on a criminal career? Support your answer.

Ruling: Cut sentences for “career criminal”

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This article by Elaine Silvestrini, reported for the Tampa Bay Times reports on the Supreme Court ruling regarding the federal definition of “career criminal”

  1. How did the federal prosecutors define career criminal?
  2. What did the Supreme Court determine regarding the federal definition of career criminal?
  3. What impact has that the Supreme Court ruling had on criminals already convicted under this law?

Investigating Charlotte's career criminals

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WBTV interviews the Police Chief, Sheriff, and District Attorney who discusses the frustration of dealing with repeat offenders.

Time line of arrest in Mecklenburg County:

  1. What is the primary concern of the Chief?

Criminal Career Patterns

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This bulletin discusses the criminal careers of offenders, specifically the links between offending patterns in adolescence and in adulthood. This bulletin is a product of the National Institute of Justice and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention are components of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART).

  1. How does this bulletin define “prevalence”?
  2. When does prevalence peek?
  3. What have studies determined as the average length of a criminal career? How should this information impact long-term sentences?