Nonetheless, everyone flows through the same system; the differences of the sentencing appear to be massive given to the elite wealthy versus the condemning normally set to the mediocre citizen. The O.J Simpson case, for example. A Public court found him at fault under unlawful murder. However, the Main court overruled them leaving O.J in the clear. Peyton Manning, for instance, the Professional football player was harshly indicted of rape.
This article discusses individual cases and crimes and gives analysis of the arguments made against death penalty in real world. Firstly it discusses the deterrence argument while going through a number of cases. The conclusion is that it has no effect on reducing homicides but ironically it breeds violence as in some cases offenders committed a capital crime in a territory where execution still prevails while they could have easily avoided it. Second thing discussed is the cost, the research in article shows that it costs significantly more money to put a convict to death than to incarcerate him for life in a prison. Moreover it is shown that in many cases criminals are executed while there are reasonable doubts in their convictions and some have avoided execution by just a few hours before being exonerated.
Some inmates regret what they did, others see it as an accomplishment. Some inmates are wrongfully committed. When adding that to the millions of dollars spent on death row inmates, how can 't we see that life imprisonment is a productive way of dealing with the inmates? Even though the death penalty may seem like a way to help victims and make criminals suffer, it is not effective.
Painful, lengthy executions constitute violations of the 8th Amendment, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment”(NCADP). Capital punishment can give 2nd hand trauma to the victims & the families. Studies show that the Death Penalty can cause additional harm to the families. The death penalty can even cause the family to be traumatized by two deaths if the offender and the victim are related or friends. People can actually be traumatized because of a man named Carol Pickett, a minister who witnessed almost 100 executions in Texas, attributed his severe health problems to the stress involved with executions.
(143) Consequently, Alexander wants us to know from this just how much ex-felons are treated as second class citizens, if even citizens, in our own country. Through this course, by discussing Alexander’s argument on life after prison, I have opened my eyes to the reality of the harsh treatment of ex-convicts in this country. I now feel it is important to be aware of and fight for the rights of those released from our corrupt prison system so that they can be given a real second
Glaucon goes on to tell the story of The Ring of Gyges. In this story, a man is given a ring that has the power to make him invisible, so that he may perform unjust actions without anyone knowing it was he. Glaucon uses this story to touch on his thoughts about the nature of justice. He believes that by nature, people only act justly because they believe that is what is expected of them. If someone had a ring and they actually chose to not use the rings, others would praise that person, but ultimately, people would think of this person as a fool for not using the power they had.
It is arguable that Fugitive Slave Act decreased abolitionist activity because it provided incentive for Northerners to comply with it. Federal commissioners who determined whether a person was truly free or not was paid a double fee whenever they decided someone a fugitive. Not only that, but any Northerners caught helping blacks, runaway or not, faced the risk of a thousand dollar fine and up to a year in jail. But, as argued by historian Lincoln Austin Mullen, in his article Fugitive Slave Laws (1793 and 1850), “Northern reaction to the law was swift and angry.
Over the last 40 years, we have spent trillions of dollars on the failed and ineffective War on Drugs (Aclu). Drug use has not declined and drug markets are become more resilient to the mass incarceration of drug offenders. There is always another drug dealer standing by, ready to replace the one who has been sent to prison. Along with the War on Drugs, the changes in sentencing policies contributed to higher levels of incarceration at both the state and federal levels.
After reading both articles about incarceration, I am in more support of the article The Greatest Correctional Myth: Winning the War on Crime Through Incarceration. There are many reasons as to why I chose to support the claims made in this article. Firstly, almost everyone who has been previously incarcerated or is currently incarcerated will eventually be released back into society. With that being said, the way our correctional system is set up is not beneficial for those released convicts.
I strongly believe that death penalty should not even exist because it is costly, inhumane and it is not a crime deterrent. In the first place, there is no denying that death penalty is always cruel and inhumane. There are many ways to punish the criminals, so
He mentions that those who oppose using flogging likely disagree with its use because they feel flogging is degrading or brutal (Jacoby 198). To this, he counter argues by mentioning how jail is just as brutal, if not more brutal than flogging. (Jacoby 198) Consequently, Jacoby explains how being in jail can be brutal, saying that in 1994 it was reported by the Globe that the number of raped inmates each year was more than two hundred thousand (Jacoby 198). This information makes the reader weigh out how they feel about flogging verses jailing using the information just given and the information given in the beginning of the argument.
6: After that the prison are making their own profit. 7: After that United State has second largest prisoners to citizen ratio in the world. 8: Finally, author compares the white Americans and Africans people booked in the drugs abuse crime. 9: He states that, Americans and Africans are much higher percent drugs abuse violation that can reduce rehabilitation, education, and poverties. 1: I disagree on the author point of view that there should be minimum sentences, because this will send wrong massage to drug addict people.
This is certainly a conflicting issue. While it is fair to value the welfare of law abiding citizens over the welfare of convicted felons, placing restricting on felons presents the issue of those felons lacking the ability to become a contributing member of society. Like you mentioned, that can provide the push needed for them to return to crime rather than working towards a steady life of their own. Further research into the costs and benefits of such restrictions is necessary to determine whether these types of restrictions actually do benefit society overall like they intend to.
Ever since the beginning of the prison system, people could argue that riots were the cause of either the guards being too strict or the guards being too lenient. When analyzing the California hunger strike of 2013, and why so many inmates decided to participate, we can clearly see inmate-balance theory at work. The California hunger strike lead by Todd Ashker is best explained by inmate-balance theory because the criminal justice system was too harsh by giving confirmed gang members life sentences in solitary confinement. Inmate-balance theory can be defined as “maintain[ing] that riots and related forms of collective protest occur when prison officials take abrupt action to reassert control” (Useem and Reisig, p.320). When we take this definition
Many felons go back to the same iniquitous behavior because after they served their time society still punish them with voting rights, the ability of carrying a gun, or even basic as getting an apartment. I truly believe in some cases, not having a second chance results in having a high unemployment and crime rate. The idea that people deserve a second chance is an important American value. In 2010, there were over 2 million individuals classified as a felon in the United States.