Apparently, we have a tremendous problem on our hands. 51 Crown Prosecution Service > The CPS was established following the 1982 Philips Royal Commission on Criminal Procedure, which identified serious inconsistencies and failings in the legal capacity and decisions to prosecute of the police forces. See Paul Rock, ‘Victims, Prosecutors and the State in Nineteenth Century England and Wales’ (2004) 4(4) Criminal Justice 331, 343-4. Take, for instance, the person who comes home to find that their home has been broken into while they were away and their television, stereo and other belongings have been taken. They phone the police and proclaim, I’ve been robbed!” In fact, since they were not home and the belongings were not taken from their person or the immediate vicinity of their person, they were not robbed; rather, their home was burglarized. The confusion is understandable, since people watch a lot of television and actors often dramatically moan, I’ve been robbed!” Sometimes they are correct, but more often the term is used in error. This is easily explained since most screenwriters haven’t gone to law school. One simplified distinction is that robbery is a person-on-person crime. Burglary is a property crime. American business was instrumental in the creation of the political system and intellectual class. Capitalism has been denigrated and watered down in the name of regulation and equality. Social Liberals desire greater equality in incomes, rarely defining how far down the road to absolute equality they are willing to travel. To achieve Social Justice, the redistribution of income can only be accomplished by governmental control of economic activity—known as collectivism. Everything that is true of collectivism is true of Socialism. Central Planning is necessary to realize redistribution. Examples in the United States include the National Planning Board founded by FDR in 1934; the Social Security System; and the Full Employment Act of 1946. In a sense, America’s educational tradition suggests a meritocracy in which higher degrees denote access to greater opportunity. However, because earning this degree does not itself confer any automatic authority upon a person, the U.S. is not a true meritocracy. Today, Singapore offers a modern example that aligns closest to the concept of meritocracy. Here, academic achievements play a deeply determinant role in opportunities for economic advancement, professional mobility, and civic leadership. Though this approach has helped Singapore to become a thriving economy, some express concern that its meritocracy enforces sharp hierarchical divisions between members of the public and a small population of intellectual elites.
In the past few years, the area of politics and culture has moved from the margins of cultural inquiry to its center as evidenced by the number of persons who identify themselves as working within the area and by its growing institutionalization within sociology. Politics and culture” suggests that each term constitutes an autonomous social realm; whereas political culture” suggests the boundaries of cultural action within which ordinary politics occurs. Bourdieu’s emphasis on boundary making, Foucault’s disciplinary mechanisms, and Habermas’s conception of the public are setting the research agenda of scholars who focus on macro-level social change. Interdisciplinary dialogues are emerging, conducted on a landscape of historical and contemporary empirical research. Four sub-areas have crystallized: first, political culture, which focuses on problems of democratization and civil society; second, institutions, which includes law, religion, the state, and citizenship; third, political communication and meaning; and fourth, cultural approaches to collective action. Promising directions for future work are historical ethnographies, participant observation and interview studies of political communication, and studies of political mobilization that examine how emotion operates in politics. Paradigms are not yet firm within this area, suggesting that politics and culture is a disciplinary site of theoretical, methodological, and empirical innovation. Yes, good information here but I’ve been trying to get involved in foreclosure cleaning for about a year now. I had ONE realtor call me and I did a free bid, but then he came back and wanted me to basically cut my bid in HALF and then wait for 60 days for a payment. NOT happening! I’ve heard horror stories of people getting involved in this, then not getting paid by the realtors. Good luck to you all, I’m still waiting for the right “connection” in this. Socialists such as Keir Hardie were conscious of the idle poor and had no time for them. Most 19th century socialists preached the importance of temperance, because of the propensity of poor people to drink and the obvious consequences. Why are factions a threat to American democracy? Because, in all of the political infighting and cutthroat style maneuvering in Washington, the best interests of most Americans are being ignored. Did you know that, when President Obama originally presented his Health Care Reform bill, he was told by Karen Ignagni that, in order to get health insurance companies to back him, he had to support the individual mandate, which Obama had opposed during the campaign? The result was that, in all of the kerfuffle over the bill, those who supported the public option were ignored.
We can collate wants, opinions or desires of a large population, if the capability of information technology is made to work for us. Also, appropriation of resources or, fetching other forms of wealth, becomes child’s play, that too, with hardly any possibilities of dissatisfaction or mistake, if the phenomenal computing power made available by the digital revolution is put to use. Even the introduction of a new type of governance, ‘real time government’, is possible if all citizens are connected to a central server directing the various elements of government. It can also be programmed to act on the input from citizens thus connected, appropriately, deciding on the continuation of the present government at predetermined intervals, as well as, choosing new government. The process of collecting people’s will, offering candidature, and other such elements can be made user friendly to such an extent that, the direct involvement of people in the act of governance is greatly reduced. On the surface, socialism seems to be a very good system for people in general. Universal health care, affordable housing, child care programs, the whole nine yards is provided at the expense of the nation (or taxpayer). Crime rates are generally lower, cities are less violent in socialist societies and generally speaking life APPEARS to be far easier for the average citizen. There is even peaceful protest against government policies in socialist countries so they also seem to respect things like free speech and political activism. This seems to be a pretty good way to go eh? Taxation is high but there are price controls and housing provided so why should the actual tax rate bother anyone that much when you do not need money for the basics? As said earlier, this seems like the way to go. Democratic socialism, a growing U.S. political movement in recent years, lands somewhere in between social democracy and communism. Like communists, democratic socialists believe workers should control the bulk of the means of production, and not be subjected to the will of the free market and the capitalist classes. But they believe their vision of socialism must be achieved through democratic processes, rather than revolution. There is no need to guess if Democratic Socialism works. Venezuela was the richest country in Latin America only 20 years ago. That’s when they practiced Capitalism. Then they voted for Democratic Socialism and Hugo Chavez, the darling of the American Left, took over. Crime – An act in violation of the penal laws of a state or the United States.