112471 stories
·
0 followers

What is performance crime? - Definition from WhatIs.com

1 Share

A performance crime is an illegal act that is committed with the intention of being witnessed by an audience or seeking an audience afterwards. Typically, in contemporary performance crime, the perpetrator records video of the crime or has someone else record it and then posts the video to a social media site such as Facebook, YouTube or Twitter.

Performance crime can take many different forms. Examples include a hacker documenting a cyberattack taking down a website, an attacker recording a sexual assault and a teenager videoing a cyberbullying offense. Of particular concern are violent crimes. In April 2017, Steve Stephens uploaded a video to Facebook of the murder of Robert Godwin Sr., an elderly man who was seemingly chosen randomly. The video was live on the site for two hours before it was removed, and the case raised public awareness of performance crimes.

Other examples:

In 2013, an Ottawa teenager made bomb threat calls to schools all over North America. He shared details of the calls in a series of posts on Twitter, leading to his arrest.

In 2015, Vester Lee Flanagan recorded his shooting of two former co-workers and posted video on Twitter.

In 2017, four people in Chicago livestreamed the torture of a teenager to Facebook.

Criminals seeking attention is nothing new. Ray Surette, a professor in the department of criminal justice at the University of Central Florida, wrote about the phenomenon in his paper, "Performance Crime and Justice." As Surette said in an interview with ABC News after the murder of Robert Godwin, there have “always been people committing crimes with an audience in mind.” What is different now, however, is the ease with which social media allows those people to get their documentation of crimes in front of a large audience.

According to Surette, factors in the development of performance crime include the rise of celebrity culture in the 20th century, extending to celebrity criminals, the goal of achieving celebrity and the prevalence of social media. Surette further argues that, in the mind of the perpetrator, the existence of an audience for performance crimes legitmizes them and makes them socially acceptable. Even more worrisome, it may have the same effect on the audience.

Read the whole story
mikenova
2 hours ago
reply
Share this story
Delete

Violent Crime Rises In UK | Police Focus On "Hate Crime"

1 Share

Signed in as mikenova

Share this story on NewsBlur

Shared stories are on their way...

Read the whole story
mikenova
2 hours ago
reply
Share this story
Delete

Performance Crimes - Google Search

1 Share
Image result for Performance Crimes
Read the whole story
mikenova
2 hours ago
reply
Share this story
Delete

Performance Crimes - Google Search

1 Share
Story image for Performance Crimes from Vogue.com

What Are We Getting Out of Prestige True Crime?

<a href="http://Vogue.com" rel="nofollow">Vogue.com</a>-22 hours ago
This much has already been said about The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, which premiered on FX on Wednesday night: It is not really .... But compared to Cunanan, in an eerie and meticulous performance by Glee's Darren Criss, whose sadistic murders are punishingly graphic, ...
Story image for Performance Crimes from AV Club

The new American Crime Story is a worthy successor to OJ ...

AV Club-Jan 16, 2018
It's also a towering lead performance that threatens to upend The Assassination Of Gianni Versace's nobler aims. This is Cunanan's story, to be sure, a tragedy of wasted potential and unrealistic expectations complicated by internal and external homophobia. But The Assassination Of Gianni Versace also ...
Read the whole story
mikenova
4 hours ago
reply
Share this story
Delete

NRA-Kremlin connection? FBI investigates gun rights’ group’s work during election

1 Share

That's not quite accurate. Towards the end of Dubya's term, they changed the definition of deportation and who gets counted when tabulating ICE's statistics. Until recent years, most people caught crossing the border where bused back into Mexico under what was called voluntary returns and these weren't counted in the deportation statistics. It was basically catch and release. Under Bush and accelerated under Obama, people caught crossing illegally are fingerprinted, have formal charges in their records and are counted as deported.In the 1990s, there were over 1 million of these voluntary returns recorded per year.And if you read the article that you attached:In fiscal year 2015, 91 percent of people removed from inside the U.S. were previously convicted of a crime.The administration made the first priority threats to national security, border security, and public safety. That includes gang members, convicted felons or charged with aggravated felony and anyone apprehended at the border trying to enter the country illegally.In 2015, 81 percent, or 113,385, of the removals were the priority one removals.Seems to me that getting rid of violent criminals makes more sense in terms of allocation of resources than getting rid of a father of two who has lived here 30 years and paid his taxes ... unless of course you're deporting him because you're Trump and you're not fond of the colour of his skin.

Read the whole story
mikenova
7 hours ago
reply
Share this story
Delete

Jerry Chun Shing Lee faces charges - Google Search

1 Share
Story image for Jerry Chun Shing Lee faces charges from BBC News

Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held 'for spying for China'

BBC News-13 hours ago
Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a naturalised US citizen, was held at New York's JFK airport on Monday, the US justice department said. ... The justice department says that Mr Lee, 53, has been charged "with unlawful retention of national defence information and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, ...
Read the whole story
mikenova
1 day ago
reply
Share this story
Delete
Next Page of Stories