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Criminal Investigations Special Investigations
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  1. 5 stages of abuse (domestic)
    • 1) Emotional abuse - control victims life
    • 2) Isolate the victim - shut off potential support systems
    • 3) Threats - against them, the children, family, and pets are made. so they don't leave
    • 4) destroying belongings 
    • 5) physical stage - may start as shaking/pushing, escalates to extreme physical assault
  2. definitions and characteristics of domestic abuse offenders
    Domestic abuse: Conflict between spouses, children/parents, domestic partners, current/former dating relationships...

    arrest are up 130% in the past decade, due to mandatory arrests

    • offender characteristics:
    • 1) white males, 25- 29 are average arrested suspect,
    • 2) females account for 16% of arrests
    • 3) Insecure and emotionally stunted
    • 4) abuse alcohol/drugs as a coping mechanism
    • 5) come from all socioeconomic classes
  3. definition of child abuse 
    Types of abuse
    characteristics of offenders
    triggers for abuse
    Child abuse: any act or omission that endangers or impairs a child's physical or emotional health and development

    • 4 types of abuse:
    • 1) physical (25% reported)
    • 2) emotional (54% reported)
    • 3) neglect (3%)
    • 4) sexual (11%)

    • abusers characteristics:
    • 1) parents 75%; relatives 10%; non-related 6%; 
    • 2) often abused themselves 
    • 3) more prevalent in young marriages & parents with low self-image, and unable to control child
    • 4) often triggered by stressor (location/job changes, relationship problems)

    • book:
    • 1) parents are isolated; and paranoid
    • 2) child is different. may be physically or mentally retarded, or unusually intelligent 
    • 3) unrealistic expectation of the child's abilities or accomplishments; or may be intolerant of immature behavior 
    • 4) family experience a crises
    • 5) parents have explosive tempers; may be addicts
    • 6) child is unwanted, premature, or illegitimate
    • 7) parents or caretakers are not the biological or natural parents
  4. definitions and characteristics of elder abuse offenders
    • 10% of all elders suffer some fore of elder abuse.
    • 3 times more likely to be abused if they live with someone

    • 1) continues over a period of years, mistreatment found among all ethnic and economic groups. 
    • 2) nearly half of all abusers are children or younger relatives of the victim; spousal abuse accounting for 40%
    • 3) the abuser is suffering from a stressor, (psychological, emotional, or mental disability, or other stressor) in addition to being the victims caregiver. 
    • 4) drugs or alcohol problems are common, and can be financially dependent on the victim
  5. Percentage of Americans (by gender) who have been victims of child abuse
    • 5 % of all surveyed males
    • 10 % surveyed females
  6. the percentage of all murders that are domestic homicides
    15% of all homicides are domestic related
  7. Characteristics of organized crime in the U.S.
    Organized crime: pertains to any group of suspects who have formed a highly organized, disciplined association engaged in criminal activities.

    • 1) may be small, but they typically involve many people in the planning and execution of illegal acts.
    • 2) continuous commitment by its members. 
    • 3) elaborate planning and lack of impulsiveness in committing crimes
    • 4) financial gain - both legitimate and illegal mean- is goal. achieved through violence and intimidation, inspired by greed, corruption
    • 5) close-knit membership;
  8. identify the first American ethnic organized crime group.
    Italian started the mafia - La Cosa nostra - which is traced to the sicilian mafia
  9. Categories of classifications of fires (name and definition)
    • cause of fire can be classified into one of five categories:
    • 1) Natural - forces of nature (ex: lighting)
    • 2) accidental - unintentionally by human beings (ex: faulty equipment or smoking)
    • 3) suspicious - suspected of being intentionally set
    • 4) incendiary fires - are classified as arson
    • 5) Unknown - unknown cause if the investigation is improper or if the scene is so thoroughly burned that the definite conclusion about cause cannot be reached

    • Incendiary fires:the fire is intentionally set, using varying methods. 2 main types.
    • 1) handheld flame: a heat source applied directly to a combustible material
    • 2) delayed devices: fuses, times or other delay will cause ignition later.

    typical motivation are: financial profit, revenge, vandalism, and crime concealment
  10. organized crime group that is the largest and best-armed (according the the BATF)
    • motorcycle crime groups are the largest and best armed
    • four gangs. Hell angels, outlaws, pagans, and bandidos.