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Future Crime Scenario
University of Phoenix
CJA
323-Criminology
Dr. Edward T. Armstrong
October 16, 2007
Future Crime Scenario In a world filled with much advancement in medicine and technology, doctors have the opportunity to research and find cures. Research has become immensely elaborate and is accepted among many individuals as a means to find cures for many deadly diseases. The controversy behind new advancements and new cures, such as stem cell research, continues to cause concern on a national basis. Such technological findings have been considered by some people to be deviant acts and are not socially accepted. Controversial issues relating to the altering of human organisms has created a stigma of being a deviant act. Extensive research for scientific breakthroughs and innovative technological advancements in the medicine field has provided the necessary tools to improve human life. Many would argue that genetically altering human organisms is immoral and would cause problems beyond our control in the near future. In the following scenario, a doctor has made it clear that whether or not a patent is granted for his research, he will continue with studies either in the United States or overseas. A patent can be approved if all measures of the project have been consented upon by the Federal Government which would allow the creator the opportunity to protect the invention or discovery from other companies trying to create replicas to seek profit. Fortunately, this doctor does not need to be concerned with continuing the research since no law prohibits anyone from conducting further research in the United States if the patent is not granted. No prohibitions exist on scouting other national policies and regulations regarding patents using computer advancement to have the capability…...

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