Chapter 11 discusses common robbery
and specialized robbery and the criminal investigative techniques involved in
solving them or prosecuting suspects. Analyze both of the robbery
cases below and address the corresponding questions for one
of the fifteen convenience stores in your community have been robbed
within the last month, all between 11:00 p.m. and midnight. The suspect,
who was captured on security videotape in two of the robberies but wears a
ski mask over his face, is apparently responsible for the robberies. His
modus operandi is to enter the store when it is empty, point a gun
(revolver) at the clerk, and demand all the money in the cash register.
The suspect speaks with a stutter and had difficulty speaking during one
of the robberies. The clerks all said they smelled alcohol on the
criminal investigation actions should be taken?
considerations should be noted for the perpetrator and the victims?
this case solvable? Should it be pursued? Why or why not?
operandi is method of operation; robbers
often repeat their MO, which can be useful in figuring out who committed a
particular crime” (Becker & Dutelle, 2013,
p.313). There are many different kinds of
robbers from all different lines of
work, and each has there own motivate for committing the crime. Although,
each jurisdiction has there own definition. “The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program defines robbery as the
taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or
control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or
by putting the victim in fear” (Robbery, 2010, para.1).
There are many
different kinds of robberies, ATM robbery, Commercial Robberies, Residential
robbery. Armed Robbery when a person carries a dangerous weapon, and causes
harm to a victim. Aggravated robbery,
when a robber causes harm to a victim by using force. Both are punishable by
law. A prosecutor needs to find you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Depending
on the severity of the robbery, can be a Class 1 or 2 felony. “In Wisconsin, a
felony is defined as any criminal offense that is punishable by imprisonment in
state prison, all other criminal offenses may be sentenced to confinement or
placed on probation, and/or fined” (Carmichael, 2013,
p.7). If under the age of seventeen you could be convicted as a adult. Depending on the state you could get anywhere from 4 to
15 years in prison, and a lesser crime probation. Street Robberies, “Robberies
occur predominately on the street, there is little useful evidence available to
responding officers” (Becker & Dutelle, 2013,
happen to certain individuals at a
certain hour, second, or minute of a day, and they are distinguished, and in specific locations. Guns are the weapon robbers
like to use although knives, clubs, brass knuckles, broken bottles have also
The first is a street robbery that occurs especially over midnight.
The offenders have been able to attempt and event complete several thefts
within the last few day at the convenience store. The offenders have been using
force to threaten the victims, the cash clerks at the stores. The offenders
also seem to target certain victims. However, after arresting a stutter and
under alcoholic influence suspect raises a point of concern. Researchers
believe that the consumption of alcohol tends to intensify a perpetrator
tendency to involve them in violence.
The alcohol influence link to crime has been rampant and calls for the
use of alcohol and drug policies in dealing with the crime. The measures to for
legal action will have to depend on the measure of the criminal violence
(Bassiouni, 2008). The perpetrator is under influence of alcohol, which is a
In the first place, it is good to first to consider seriousness of the
level of crime since and damages. It is also good to consider that the robbers
are armed and they threaten the clerks using the guns to get money (Liem,
2011). Then the crime involves a case of armed robbery that calls for a maximum
punishment by the law. It is also
necessary to understand that the crime might be as from the influence of getting
money for alcohol or other drugs. The person under influence might cause more
risk to the victims since he or she consumed a mind-altering substance.
This case is solvable and thus requires going to the next extent since
it is a serious crime, and has been happening several times. It might be a
planned syndicate determined to terrorize the community and thus pursuing it
would be the appropriate option to ensure that we unearths all the issues.
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