Here's where I begin applying crime scene cleanup practice theory to more general theories of criminal behavior. What's the possibility of a crime scene cleanup theory have to do with criminality? It applies specifically to sherfiff-coroner (medical examiner) crime scene cleanup cronyism between county employees and crorrupt crime scene cleanup companies.
Ideal leadership meant brute force applied to control over individuals and the group. Rape, murder, and mayhem existed in the hands of a leader only so far. Once group tolerance for such acts became unbearable, the group or individuals rebelled against the leader. The Ideal in such groups meant that " no one owed anything to anyone else, except non-interference." (Henry Sidgwick, The Methods of Ethics) All were free to relate with their leader and vice-versa. A tacit understanding combines group members as they seek justice, retribution, and restitution. So this ideal meant obedience follows from a shared sentiments for the leader; eventually, though, this ideal becomes customary and at risk within a generation if not sooner.
a. Self-defense: Self-defense meant more than bring harm if not death to attackers. Where a victim had poor defenses, as in the case of women and children, threats of their rape, murder, or both meant running away. Running away meant leaving group protection and resources. Perpetrators, bullies, had their way so long as leaders and group members accepted the rule of brute force within their ranks.
The weak and defenseless still had their psychological and social skills. As to their wits, these soon proved useful or not. Useful, their intelligence became a genetic marker for future generations. Their social skills included deception, out-and-out lies, and skillful manipulation. We must ask in this light, "Is it any wonder that the crime scene cleanup business has so many thieves and liters in its ranks?"
For the weak but wise and scrude, 911 and contract law remained in the future by thousands of years. With self-appointed defenders, the defenseless placed a wedge between bullies, thieves, sexual predators, and murderers. Creating alliances with stronger individuals and submitting to their will became an obvious form of self-defense. No longer victims, but capable of controlling others with psychological and social skills, the weak and defenseless learned quickly.
We must wonder how such self-defense tactics came into the realm of the shaman and other spiritual leaders; for self-defense; these individuals had their imagined connections to nature's ways and the awe and reverence that comes with nature's powers. By harnessing nature's resources and powers, one became self-reliant for a sustainable existence and self-defense.
2. Deterrence: As generations of victims passed and the social order required greater defenses for individuals and its own survival, deterrence grew. The greatest good to emerge from deterrence clearly meant prevention of future transgressions. Deterrence means we have no need for crime scene cleanup services.
The accumulation of wealth from our agricultural revolution soon required more sophisticated forms of wealth protection. Protecting future harvests meant setting examples of those who would steal or murder for surplus-value, growing profits from grain harvests. Hunting-and-gathering no longer influenced group cohesion where agriculture called for greater hierarchy and spiritually derived nature worship. Seasons soon gained a new prominence in group thought as social order responded to seasonal conditions.
Marauding bandits soon came with the seasons and deterrence meant creation of a standing army for deterrence.
Deterring individual thefts as well soon motivated the creation of codes of conduct, laws.
The Law of Moses, for one, came to codify individual conduct for generations as it does today. Written language ensured law's transmission from generation to generation along with spiritual wisdom and learning. Now criminal law had a name and a code.
Roman law created individual responsibility in codified terms new to social control. Now retribution and restitution were measured against victimization of others. Victimizing others meant knowing beforehand that a social order meant to bring lethal consequences to the perpetrators. This consequence followed written procedures for all to understand. Deterrence became a working form of social control and progress.
The emergence of feudalism brought great monarchies to power. The land question arose as the agricultural revolution created wealth and land meant wealth. With monarchies came landed administrators for the crown, feudal barons. Their reach and power over restitution became a claim of their own since they, more-or-less, owned the emergent peasant class. Crimes against individuals leading to restitution meant paying off a victim's baron. Barons, not victims, claimed restitution since the Barons lost income from the murder of a peasant. Crime scene cleanup took place for free.
Now criminal acts were violations against the growing power of the state. The victim became a side issue; the true issue of trivialization of codes became defense of the state. As heads of the state, the landed aristocracy, their tenets' victimization meant nothing more than tenens as witnesses for the state. This outcome remain well in place today. See The State of New York versus Perpetrator.
Day-to-day needs were barely met during the feudal era as the growing seasons grew shorter at times. Cold spells meant starvation for many. Disease like the Black Plague in the 13th century reduced rural farm areas to vacant pastures.
Families reduced to one or two members hardly got by on their baron's land. Producing an agricultural product required great labor power. We can see how an individual crime against these weakened peasant farmers and communities threatened many others.
A a depersonalization of the individual occurred with the State's power over restitution, another emerging process depersonalized human relationship in once rustic, rural areas. The Industrial Revolution called forth cramped buildings to house newly arrived peasant workers from rural areas. The industrial working class now emerged as a weak, unrecognized social class.
Relationships grew depersonalized. as the industrial revolution spread across the continents, as today. Crimes against individuals went unresolved In the isolating social conditions created by tenement life-styles, among strangers rather than kin, meant victimization without hope of family or even state intervention at times. Crime scene cleanup had no connection to coroner body movers either.
Law enforcement began a trajectory toward professionalism near this time. Crime became more sophisticated and more deadly as manufacturing made weapons more affordable. Schools of sociology arose in University attempts to bridge the gap between philosophical considerations and social problem identification, definition, and social control within more humanistic standards. Retribution, restitution continued as themes in the emerging crime justice field, and isolation became a third element in American Criminal Justice.
Besides adjusting law enforcement to emergent social patterns of new sorts, social scientists sought to inform theories of justice with social data. Empirical studies helped to identify ethnic conflicts along with social variable like employment, alcoholism, domestic homicides, juvenile delinquency (yet to be defined for many years), and more.
Besides a Logical-Empiricism derived from Positivism's arrival, studies into dangerous areas of human physiology arose to define criminality. Physiognomy and theories of race and racism began to arise. Charles Darwin's cousin, Sir Alfred Galton played with these notions, including anthropometrics.
Now began a search from a scientific application of Biometrics to the criminal justice system. We would seek the same attention to detail in crime scene cleanup work. Measuring head sizes, categorizing head shapes, and so forth became an growing approach to identification of common denominators among the "criminal class" of England. A serious and brilliant scientist, Galton's own objectivism lost sight of the implications of his theories and methods.
We might easily at this point look to Galton as fathering Social Darwinism. Actually, the ideas of Social Darwinism proceeded this phrase. For centuries the West had labeled dark skinned people as biologically and intellectually inferior to the light skinned people of the northern countries, including Germany and England. As England grabbed colonial lands around the world, race as a working term became a rationale for treating indigenous people harshly.
Ernst Haeckel, a brilliant German ocean biologist and follower of parts of Darwin's ideas, seized upon both Darwin and Galton's ideas. In effect, as the 19th century German pedagogy (child education) developed, biology in Germany became heavily influenced by both Darwin and theories of race.
Naturally, racism quickly followed and Jewish as well as many other ethnicities came under "scientific study.
" Criminal Justice had now found its way into a terrible, nightmarish path to genocide under the notion that the State must protect itself from inferior races: to wit, Adolph Hitler's anti-semitism found a willing and "educated" population to manipulate. Crime scene cleanup victims became a world event as a crime and justice began a horrific bi-polar relationship.
So now where the victim justice system helped weak and infirm, the criminal justice system became an arm of the German's repressive state apparatus for murdering the weak.
But carrying notions of criminology into this Fascist, racist direction takes us too far from crime scene cleanup victim discussion. Hans von Hentig, a German criminologist, carried this approach to a typology for finding key ingredients to the criminal-victim dyad. Of course crime scene cleanup follows this theory as the end-game practice.
He sought to find those social areas calling out criminal intent and those calling out victimization. For example, a person that consistently leaves their car running whiile shopping begs for his car's theft, all things considered. Some have blamed Jack the Ripper's victims for their presence on dark, desserted streets. In short, a victim's characteristics may contribute to their victimization as in the case of crime scene cleanup victimization by local government fraud, a sign of the return to fuedalism.
Here we have a representation of von Hentig's classification of victims, which has a very tiny bit to do with crime scene cleanup.
|1. The Young||Children and Infants|
|2. The Female||All women|
|3. The Old||Elderly persons|
|4. The Mentally Challanged||The feelble-minded, insane, drug addicts, alcoholics|
|5. Immigrants||Foreigners unfamiliar with the culture|
|6. Minorities||Racially disadvantaged persons|
|7. Dull Normals||Simple-minded persons|
|8. The Depressed||Persons with various psychological maladies|
9. The Acquisitive
|The greedy, those looking for a quick gain.|
|10. The Wanton||Promiscuous persons|
|11. The Lonesome and the Heartbroken||Widos, widowers, and those in mourning|
|12. The Tormented||An abusive parent|
|13. The blocked, Exempted, or Fighting||Victims of blackmail, ex tortion, confidence games, like crime scene cleanup fraud.|