A criminal’s past can obstruct his or her future; however, people who have been incarcerated have paid their debt to society and should be provided a fair chance to access resources that would help them reestablish their lives, support their families, and become productive in society (Legal Action Center, 2008). As drug-related felons previously demonstrated difficulties in adhering to their civil commitment of abiding by federal, state, and local laws, there is still a need to help provide individuals with resources and benefits once they have been released from local jails, as well as, state and federal prisons. People may experience a difficult time transitioning from incarceration to the community. Long sentences of jail time could cause a disconnection between the felony drug offender and society, causing the offender to readjust outside of the prison environment and adapting to cultural changes (Legal Action Center, 2008). Receiving student loans, food stamps, and other forms of benefits and assistance after they’ve completed their sentence would help drug-related felons to reestablish their lives, support their families, and be productive in society.
This being said, it is crucial to identify ongoing issues in today’s society, understand how they contribute to unlawful behavior, and seek a solution. For instance, tackling issues such as health care and education, which provide severe inequality and adversity, would create an equal and safer society that would thus reject any need for criminal behavior, Davis herself suggests, “Rather, positing decarceration as our overarching strategy, we would try to envision a continuum of alternatives to imprisonment-demilitarization of schools, revitalization of education at all levels, a health system that provides free physical and mental care to all…” (Davis 107). It is clear that prisons and
As each character in Oates’ works deals with violence and loss in their lives, their experiences with their family and with their own alienation are vital to their discovery of their own definition of justice. While previous experiences with violence help characters decide how to avenge new violence, religion is the most formative in helping them decide if that vengeance is righteous. Even though fear may paralyze some characters from taking action against those who hurt them, it ultimately motivates them to take action, even if that action is not in the form of revenge. In order to discover how to properly get revenge on who hurt them or those they love, many of Oates’ characters experience alienation from their family, allowing them to form
Not only will I be helping others, but I will be preventing an offender from repeating the same mistake. Not only with a single individual but even a community. The more offenders I can help the more likely I will be able to reduce crimes in a certain community area. Although "it 's not guaranteed that the offender will be too happy, but this is where one as a probation officer needs to be physically and emotionally strong to get the job done." (Pauline Tait).
Some of these things include: Will I be able to overcome the past failures in my life to complete my degree (Mastery in Arts of Counseling), will I have the self-esteem to be able to perform the tasks the career has entailed for me, and will I be able to uphold my contract as a learner of the Christian teachings, so that I may be there for the people that need my help with their struggles. Something that I will do differently as I travel down the college pathway is that I will prepare better, keeping my mind progressive and clean so that my time is better managed. I will also incorporate all the aspects of my life in to one learning experience , in other words I will try to connect my time at working at the food pantry, going to school, interacting with the media, and attending church. I enjoyed the video that was assigned to us regarding Andy Stanley’s lecture on choosing the path of the wisest choice. I find the inspiration and clarity in this video to be a helpful guide in paving an organized and productive mindset for
There should be a way of ruling with compassion where even those with authority should show a sincere desire to help because it lessens the amount of hostility when correcting one’s behavior. Also, there should be programs that will help convicts to function better in society upon release so that they do not go back to the same mischief. Mass Incarceration serves to be problematic within the United States of America, but there can be solutions and hopefully one day there will be a public official will come along and implement these
Additionally, many residential school survivors actually want their stories to be told so they can shed light upon the injustice that their people endured and so that no other decisions are made out of ignorance. Major events that happen in the past stay relevant to society today no matter how long ago those events may have happened, so sometimes instead of avoiding discussions about past conflicts we can continue to speak up and develop a better society together through those
Furthermore, when information sharing is increased it allows greater access to data on sex offenders. This would help law enforcement to promote justice by having equal access to information. However, at this stage there is not enough research to show to what extent this will impact the justice system’s efficiency. Members of the public can protect themselves Proponents for sex offender registers claim that they provide an effective preventative tool because, if people know where offenders reside, those in the community can protect themselves from the risk that sex offender pose. The supposition is that by knowing a sex offender resides in your community, the community can take steps to prevent being victimised.
The system is put into place in hopes it will deter juveniles away from future crimes to keep their life on track. If the juvenile justice system had a few improvements and more people supported it then it could become a very successful system. With the system already making modifications, there is still a few changes left that
There’s a multitude of things that need to be repaired in our system, and prison is one of them. Prison reform is an important issue because we need to take care of everyone and with the way we treat criminals, we do not see them as equal. We need to assess illegal acts correctly instead of trying to put people in jail for the rest of their lives. We also need to work more on how we try to rehabilitate people. Instead of barring convicts off from the rest of us, we need to teach them how to integrate, so they can live better lives than they did