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Treason: An attempt to overthrow one’s own government. True crime: Stories in books, magazines, or films or on television programs that are based on actual crimes. Trusts: Organizations formed by combining several major industries together to stifle competition and run smaller companies out of business. xxxvi Crime and Punishment in America: Almanac V Victim compensation: Payment of funds to help victims survive the financial losses caused by crimes against them. Victimization: The physical, emotional, and financial harm victims suffer from crime, including violent crime, property crime, and business corruption.

The whip was a symbol of authority and used frequently. Whipping was administered swiftly, usually on the plantation, and was often severe. If death resulted, the overseer was normally not charged with murder unless the situation was extreme. Slaves were considered property, and the courts did not expect that a master would intentionally destroy his own property. Eighteenth century developments The influence of religion on criminal justice steadily decreased through the 1700s. Towns grew and their populations became more diverse.

AP/Wide World Photos) be poor farmland. It was also a breeding ground for malariacarrying mosquitoes. The survivors slowly spread out onto surrounding lands but the harsh winter of 1609–10, known as the “starving time,” again nearly wiped out the struggling Virginia settlements. Adding to this delicate existence were numerous American Indian tribes. The Indian peoples greatly outnumbered the early European settlers and the colonists were nervous and suspicious of them. Relations with the Indians deteriorated quickly as the English treated them with little or no respect.

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