A crime is any act or omission that violates a law which results in a punishment. Punishments can range from the payment of a fine to incarceration in jail. The level of the offense or crime will usually be set in proportion to the severity of the crime. For example, parking in a two hour parking zone for three hours is a crime. The punishment usually involves the issuance of a ticket and an individual paying a fine. On the other end, robbing someone at gun point is a much more severe crime that can result in a lengthy prison sentence.
We have been living in advanced and developed age which gives many comforts and good living style to mortals as compare to bygone era but still there are some sins in our society. Crimes that are happening in today’s modern world varied. For example:
Cybercrime - Cyber crimes are any crimes that involve a computer and a network. In some cases, the computer may have been used in order to commit the crime, and in other cases, the computer may have been the target of the crime. Anyone using the internet can be a victim of cyber crime. Examples include identity theft and child pornography. One way the government is combating this crime is through the Cyber Crime Reporting Website.
Youth crime – Persistent, antisocial, illegal, or criminal behavior by children or adolescents to the degree that it cannot be controlled or corrected by the parents. It endangers others in the community, and it becomes the concern of a law enforcement agency.
Human smuggling and human trafficking - Illegal enslavement, kidnapping, rental, or sale of human beings for their labor, esp. as sex workers or low-level workers. The government has taken a number of measures to combat human trafficking, including a higher maximum prison sentence for perpetrators. The government is drafting a new Act to combat forced sex and exploitation in prostitution.
Illegal possession of firearms - Substantial fines and prison sentences may be imposed for the illegal...