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    Theft - Comparing Historic and Modern Responses to This Crime

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    Understanding the historical context of contemporary criminal justice responses is critical.

    Compare ancient governmental responses around the world to crime with contemporary responses to crime. Research ancient and contemporary responses to that crime. Analyze the commonalities and differences between the responses, and evaluate whether or not the responses are effective.

    What type of crime was selected?

    Explain one ancient governmental response and one contemporary governmental response to that crime and how crime is responded to from the relative cultural reality of that time period.

    Provide an example to illustrate points.

    Describe the commonalities and the differences in these responses.

    Explain whether or not to be consider either response effective and why.

    Finally, explain whether international responses to crime have helped shape the governmental response to crime where you live. If so, explain how.

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    The crime that I think you can choose and discuss is Theft.

    In Ancient Egypt, the one who committed theft often had their arms or fingers cut off. In Medieval Times, fines were often imposed on those who committed theft, while in Ancient Rome and Greece, thieves had the possibility of being sentenced to death. You can elaborate by reading the link below:


    In modern day USA, committing petty theft can typically lead to a fine, such as $1000 and imprisonment for up to 12 months. If the item stolen is larger, the crime can be punished as a felony or misdemeanor, as based on the judge's ...

    Solution Summary

    The Solution examines the various responses to a crime (theft) through history.