Running Head: CRJS3 10 UNIT 4 ASSIGNMENT
Crjs3 10 Unit 4 Assignment
CRJS3 10 UNIT 4 ASSIGNMENT
Do you believe that labeling terrorism as a crime that can be committed domestically has
changed policing? How? Why? Provide examples.
Yes. Labeling domestic crimes as terrorism has changed law enforcement. For many years, the
US constitution has failed in executing deserving punishment to lawbreakers, especially in cases
of domestic terrorism.
Federal Hate Crimes Statutes have been used in dealing with cases of terrorism within the states
from 1968 but has failed terribly in protecting Americans. Due to new cases, it has been
amended periodically to fit the degree of crime and making new precedents.
The US federal government has remained agile on security since September 11, 2001 terror
attacks. Years later, the country has been prone to attacks not only domestically but
Robert Bowers organized an attack on a church in Pittsburgh, Penn., The attack killed eleven
believers and maimed many others. They had gathered in Tree of Life Synagogue for a worship
service. Being a domestic attack, the court charged him under federal statutes on hate crimes for
violating the worshipers’ freedom of religious beliefs forcefully and by force and attempt to kill
with dangerous weapons.
The charges on Bowers were below the weight of the crime. The laws in the case of Bowers
failed to hold him accountable for what...
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