Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Human trafficking is to big of an issue to be kept in the dark because if it is ignored, then it will make things worse. Human trafficking is a worldwide crime, especially in the United States. Men, women, girls, and boys are being forced into labor and are sexually abused to gain personal profit, which are sold illegally for these actions. The people that experience human trafficking are affected because they need freedom and remain affected even if freedom is granted. Human Trafficking is a popular trend for criminals in the twenty first century and this negative activity must be stopped by apprehending the human traffickers, educating the community of what to be aware of and what it is, and also to report any signs of
False Confessions One of the biggest problems that our criminal justice system is facing is false confessions, whether they are coerced or done for attention. In an article written by the Innocence Project, it states "More than 1 out of every 4 people wrongfully convicted but later exonerated by DNA evidence made a false confession or incriminating statement."(1). What would lead someone to open their lives to judgment and persecution, by confessing to a crime that they didn 't commit? There are many possible reasons, ranging from duress, ignorance when it comes to community laws, and mental impairment. Some individuals also don 't have the mental capacity to understand just what they are admitting to, and the training for interrogations
They suggest applying a three ‘P’ approach, as the preferred method to address human trafficking issues. The three P’s are: prevention, protection, and prosecution. Prevention involved the implementing of policies and creating campaigns that help to inform and educate the public in order to better respond to and address human trafficking. Protection lies particularly in aiding the victim of human trafficking and ensuring that they have the help they need in returning to society effectively. The third P, prosecution, involves the ruling by governments against felons who have committed the crime of trafficking others.
Alexander explains how discretion is granted at almost every stage of the legal system, especially regarding the discretion that prosecutors have, jury selection and policing. Also, many of those arrested either get no legal representation or are given public defenders who are too overworked to truly dedicate their time, and rarely go to trial due to the pressures of guilty plea bargains. To add to the misfortune, arrestees are not told how a guilty plea will negatively damage the rest of their life, due to debt, denial of public assistance, loss of voting rights, and the social label of being a felon. Innocent family members are punished sometimes too, for if they are caught housing a criminal they can face losing their home, food stamps, and welfare. Alexander makes it clear that convicted criminals aren’t the only ones being affected by the vicious consequences of the legal system, but that their families are
This can cause mental suffering, as it could with anyone who is awaiting the day of their death. Many of those who are against capital punishment consider this cruel and unusual punishment. When you execute someone, that person can not be rehabilitated. Because sentencing someone to death can weigh heavily on someone, those members of the jury may let someone walk free, rather than sentence them. Innocent people can be wrongfully convicted and
So, it is never justified to use utilitarian morality in decision making.” (Source D). There have been many cases of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in people who have been subjected to torture, but beside the effects of the torture is the view we are given off when we torture a human being for only information. It makes our country look bad and the way we do things
Many people say that people who are incarcerated are untrustworthy that only want to start violence. That they are scum and that they are not going to change no matter how long they are locked up. Many people believe that prisoners are all in there for dangerous acts and that they are not innocent. But not all prisoners are not bad people and a huge majority of them are in prison serving nonviolent crimes. That when they are released from prison they want to better themselves and move on from their past mistakes.
Many people may not report counts of sexual assaults to police; however, they are seeking relief from consulting organizations. According to the Regina Sexual Assault Centre, concerns of how police investigate sexual assault are directly the result of the consistent underreporting of sexual assaults(Latimer, 2017). Furthermore, the way police handle such delicate cases has come into question. A lack of faith in an authority figure can make is very difficult for victims of sexual assault to report the crime. This lack in faith is reinforced by the unlikelihood of convicting the attacker.
Other form that the trafficker used to control the victims are threat to harm the victim’s family, lock up the victim or even forced them to use drugs. As a result, victims become trapped and fear leaving the work cite. The victims do not even have basic control over their daily routine like sleep and eat. The victims may suffer psychological trauma, shame, emotional attachment, or physical threats to themselves or their families’ safety; therefore, the victim is completely controlled and often too afraid to try to escape. The traffickers often told the victims that if they attempt to run away or escape they
Certain states have banishment/imprisonment and the death penalty, and several have minor punishments. The job of law enforcement is to guarantee that citizens obey the law. Lots of people are scared of penalty and without punishments, no one would obey the rules and laws. People are used to being told what to do with their bodies, this means no sex before marriage and no abortion. There is not equal justice for teenagers if they love each other they legally still cannot have sex, or the male will face criminal charges if the girl gets pregnant.
Their goals were aligned with said causes. The movement’s eyes were set on the destruction of political machines, the breaking apart of big business and the power of the “robber baron”, the curbing and end of social injustice (in some forms), the end of child abuse and child labor, illiteracy, alcoholism, and crime, the improvement of the overall health, welfare, and safety of the country’s people, and the conservation and protection of natural
Rape in the military is a datable topic because some people maybe too ignorant to believe such a horrendous act can happen in our military. Some people may believe that the reason why we don’t hear about many rape cases in the military is because they don’t occur. Others may disagree and say that these victims are too afraid of speaking up because of the hate they will receive because they are tarnishing a fellow soldiers reputation.
Today, people are innocent until proven guilty. For the people accused it was hard to find evidence that proved their innocence so they remained guilty. Also, he did not allow a lawyer for the people that were accused of witchcraft. He expected them to be able to defend themselves when most of them did not