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BSA Crime Prevention Merit Badge
Transcript of BSA Crime Prevention Merit Badge
Name Some Drugs
To know what crime is in your neighborhood you need to do some research.
Starting Your Workbook
See someone talking too long on a phone?
Wearing unseasonal clothing?
Asking strange questions?
Other people comment?
Avoiding eye contact?
Looking in windows?
BSA Crime Prevention Merit Badge
Crime Prevention &
1. Learn about Crime and Crime Prevention methods
2. Discuss types of crimes, their effects and your role
3. Teach others at home, school and with your friends
Types of Crimes
In the Criminal Justice system crimes are distinguished by their severity level
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Crime - An offense against the state or it’s people, or against the federal government, or it’s people, and is punished by the state or federal government.
Evidence - Verbal or physical material that is submitted to a court that offers proof or helps determine facts.
Suspect - A person who authorities think may have committed a crime, although it has not been proven.
Arrest - Physically restricting a person’s movement or depriving a person their freedom to leave.
Misdemeanor Crimes - a less serious crime that is punishable by fines and/or a jail sentence of less than 1 year.
Assault - Intentionally threatening or attempting to do bodily harm to another, coupled with the apparent ability and resulting in immediate apprehension of bodily harm.
Battery - Intentionally or recklessly causing bodily harm to another person or, intentionally cause physical contact with another person when done in a rude, insolent or angry manner.
Theft - Obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over property with the intent to deprive the owner permanently of the possession of the owner’s property having a value of less than $1,000.
Vandalism - Willfully injure, damage, mutilate, deface, destroy, or substantially impair the use of any property, public or private, in which another person has and interest and without the consent of such other person. (Criminal damage to property)
Trespass - Entering or remaining upon or in any land or structure, by a person who knows they are not authorized or privileged to do so.
Felony Crimes - crimes serious in nature, usually punishable by fines, prison terms or, in some states, death.
Murder - The killing of a human being.
Robbery - The taking of property from the person or presence of another by force or by threat of bodily harm to any person.
Rape - The act of sexual intercourse with a person who does not consent to the sexual intercourse
Aggravated Assault - Intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm and committed; (a) with a deadly weapon; (b) with intent to commit a felony.
Aggravated Battery - Intentionally causing great bodily harm to another person , or causing physical contact with another person when done in with a deadly weapon, or in any manner whereby great bodily harm, disfigurement or death can be inflicted.
Burglary - Knowingly and without authority entering into any building, home, tent or any other structure, with the intent to commit a felony or theft within.
Theft - Obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over property with the intent to deprive the owner permanently of the possession of the owner’s property. To be a felony, the property must have a value of at least $1,000.
Police Officers Role
The police have the responsibility and the authority to enforce the laws passed by society. This includes everything from speed limits to criminal laws.
Police Officers are 911 Driven.
They rely on others to alert them to crime
They want, they need more people to help protect the public
They Need you!!!
How would you research it?
What are the numbers?
Where did they happen?
Don't make it easy for a bad guy; discourage them
Fight Gangs with friends
Graffiti is a sign of a bigger problem
What are commonly stolen Items?
Where are they stolen from?
How are they stolen?
Starting a Neighborhood Watch
Recruit and organize as many neighbors as possible
Go door to door, hang fliers, and hand out crime stats
Talk to area Businesses for support or food
Contact your local law enforcement agency and schedule a meeting
The next step is contacting your local law enforcement agency. Invite them to meet with your group at a time and place convenient for your Watch Group. It is essential for your group to work in collaboration with law enforcement because Neighborhood Watch is a cooperative effort.
Discuss community concerns and develop an action plan
At the meeting discuss your concerns and issues in the neighborhood. As a group, you should create a plan on how to work towards lessening the impact of those concerns
There are wonderful resources that you can use to guide you on the internet and from your local police department
Create a communication plan
It is important to decide what type of communication will work for your watch group:
Combination of then all
Take Action: Hold Meetings and Events
Seasonal Crime Prevention Tips
Home Security Survey Training
Pass on area Crime Trends
Schools, Library's Parks all have something for you
Distorted sense of time
Magical or "random" thinking
Short-term memory loss
Anxiety and depression
Rapid heart rate
Slowed reaction time
Cocaine is bad for the heart
Cocaine can constrict blood vessels in the brain, causing strokes.
Snorting or smoking cocaine causes permanent lung damage
Cocaine starves blood vessles of oxygen causing ulcers
Cocaine can cause sudden, overwhelming kidney failure
cocaine can cause delayed or impaired bowles
Aggressive or violent behavior
Severe dental problems
Bone marrow damage
Initiates more common in the 14 to 15 year old age group
Careers in Law Enforcement
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
Help your community
Work hard in school
Say "NO" To drugs
Go to College
Stay Away from Crime