If we could make this happen, the number of people being sent to jail can decrease. People who actually need the help are mistaken for criminals on a daily basis. "Medical professionals can and do treat addicts as patients, not as criminals, with far greater success and with far less damage to the rest of society than vanquishing these hapless souls in a brutal and expensive war" (Geers, et.al. 3). If drugs were legal, no one would think you 're a criminal and they 'd still treat you with the same respect.
From beginning in ancient Greece and Rome to evolving in England to evolving into what it is now today, this practice has changed greatly throughout the years. Still, not allowing someone the right to vote when they have done their time for the crime that they have committed is a practice that should end. In Michigan, ex-convicts are given the chance to reintegrate themselves into society once they are freed, and one of the main ways they do this is by voting. Instead of fighting against it, Michigan should just keep allowing felons a voice with voting once they are freed from
Racial profiling is a very important issue that individuals in society face every day. This problem occurs in low income or poverty-stricken areas throughout cities and communities across the nation. Hundreds of anecdotal testimonials allege that law enforcement officials at all levels of government are infringing upon the constitutional rights and civil liberties of racial and ethnic minorities through a practice called “racial profiling” (Ward, 2002). So what is racial profiling? According to the National Institute of Justice, racial profiling by law enforcement is commonly defined as a practice that targets people for suspicion of crime based on their race, ethnicity, religion or national origin (National Institute of Justice, 2013).
Humans no longer cut off a limb for stealing or burn people at the stake for witchcraft. Now punishment has turned more into serving time for what you have done. There are other checks like probation, parole, and fines that criminals are expected to carry out and follow through the years. In America, we have this notion that people cannot change and once they become a criminal they will always be one. Because of this, states want to be able to take away more rights of the convicted felon population.
They were expected to lower crime rates, because people will possibly think twice before committing a crime if the mandatory minimum sentence is five year or if they have been convicted before, they will not want to be incarcerated again for double the time. Judges cannot change the sentence. All the reasons that the mandatory minimum sentencing laws were set into place appear to be good ideas, but they are ineffective. The law has not shown crime reduction. The history of mandatory sentencing in the United states for federal drug crimes had started with the passage of the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, also known as SRA.
Many police officers get off easily because they call it as self-defense, but it’s not. People being brutally beaten or killed, riots breaking out, mourning of neighborhoods, lawsuits against police departments all can be at stake of police officers using excessive force. This is part of the reason our country has been in an uproar. In the last few years’ police brutality has been at an all-time high. Because of it, movements have been started and protests have broken out.
However, crimes are committed whilst in prison, such as drugs and assaults. Some critics say the ‘three strikes and you are out’ law where repeat offenders get a longer sentence are wrong, as the third strike could be a lesser crime such as public disorder. Nevertheless, if just incapacitation and no rehabilitation some critics say will be costlier to society as they will go out and reoffend and, they are not employed and pay taxes. Rehabilitation is also a punishment which should improve the offender's behaviour and stop them committing crimes. Advocates of rehabilitation state prison does not work; however, critics of rehabilitation state prison does work as the criminal cannot commit a crime against the public while incarcerated (Cavadino, 2007 p 36/56).
The Vietnam anti-war movement is arguably the largest and most effective to date. It began with students on university campuses, but soon expanded to include minority groups, like civil rights activists. It divided the country for a time, but united it after certain events during the war. These included the Kent State shootings and war crimes in Vietnam. The protestors of the war had a massive impact on society at the time; they brought different races, genders, and classes all across the country together to protest the government and its choices.
Every day on the news there are all kinds of reports. Crime reports are a major part of today's events. Almost every day there are posts about crimes. The level of crime has risen immensely in every corner of the world. People have tried to understand the causes of crime, but if we look around the world we can see that many of the crimes are caused by people who abuse drugs and alcohol, people who think negatively towards others, and poverty.
Already since the 70’s, the media has been giving us many racial labels, one of the largest supplies coming from crime showed with “Law and Order”, and “CSI”. When dealing with different crimes, people of color are reflected in the demarcation of “them” and “us”. Whites are often represented as the “good guys”, or the strong, law obeying citizens. Meanwhile They often target people of color, sometimes without any sort of evidence at all. Writers and directors use racial stereotypes to make a more complex story with more
Some are more harsh than others, while some are very lenient. The states “Maine and Vermont allow voting to be upheld even in prisons”(FairVote). This is a drastic change when compared to states “Virginia and Kentucky [who] permanently eliminate one’s right to vote after becoming a felon”(FairVote). Only “thirty-eight states and Washington D.C. allow voting of felons after their incarceration”(Felon Voting Rights). Someone who has been convicted of a felony can have just as much passion or even care more about their civil rights than another citizen.
Innocent citizen have been placed in jail for no absolute reason. Everyone should have a fair treatment in court. I ask the United States Congress to please put an end to this. We should have an individual authority that’s loyal to the law and knows the laws by heart, other than a judge, in the proximity of the court. This way, whenever someone blameless is being accused wrongly in the court, the person can acknowledge it and report the incident.
Millions of Americans cannot vote because of a felony conviction. People who have done nothing wrong and people who have committed minor crimes have been removed from voting rolls. The American penal system was based on the belief that status in society can be redeemed, and the standards should not be changed for felons. After a felon has served the sentenced prison time, he or she should be able to rejoin society. Felons should have the right to vote restored after being released from prison.
Introduction In this paper I will be discussing the means of comparing and contrasting two prominent groups located here in America. These two groups are known as the Bloods and Crips. In result of the gang violence and the continuation of the initiations across the country has led to a vast uprise in crime and homicide since the start of the groups. I will begin this paper by explaining what a “gang” is and its effects on the demographics of its community and the effect it has on society along with the violence that can be caused by the two gangs. I will then talk about the beginning; the history of these two groups and their relations.
Even in today’s society, people who are committing vicious crimes, killing their family members, friends, or strangers that belonged to a certain class are now being caught. In this modern period, technology has advanced, which makes it harder for criminals to get away with crimes. Also, inequality is being exposed, because people are fighting for equality in the justice