Also, some critics of specialized courts are in favor of traditional adjudication and prefer to go “back to basics” even though evidence shows that specialized courts are effective in their goals in the criminal justice system. Upon an evaluation of the benefits that specialized courts has on a community by way of promoting positive change in individuals to better themselves and the community as a whole, it is recommended that the court administrator move forward with efforts to create specialized courts and support ongoing funding to sustain these types of problem solving
The aim of this program is to help the inmates get rid of their criminal behavior as well as their criminal tendencies. By providing counseling and group therapy session, the prisoners get the support and motivation to perform better in developing working skills, learning and getting rid of their criminal tendencies. Inmates seeking for mental help and group support for their problems are eligible for this program. Inmates who only wish to chat with others who have the same problems as them are also eligible. The intended outcome of this program is that the inmates get motivated to perform better.
I think that it is important that probation and parole officers have the knowledge and understanding of psychological and sociological constructs and theories because they can assist individuals in identifying their needs and formulating treatment plans to manage problematic behaviors. Probation and parole officers oversee offenders sentenced to probation and those who are serving parole. Probation officers work with convicts who are released from confinement while they are still under court supervision during a testing or trial period. Probation can be given in lieu of a prison term or can suspend prison sentence if the convict has consistently demonstrated good behavior. On the other hand, parole officers work with parolees, who are inmates
Furthermore, since personal perception and social perceptions of mental illness affect each other, programs and policies implemented should not only be focused on providing care for mentally ill individuals but must also cultivate a healthy attitude towards mental illness in the society in order to reduce stigmatization of mentally ill patients and thus make it easier for them to seek help and re-integrate back into society. Such programs and resources should be available and accessible but individuals who need and want them should not be afraid to access them but rather, empower them to take ownership of their own wellbeing. Corbiére, Samson, Villotti and Pelletier (2012) maintain that education and advocacy can help dispel wrong stereotypes and incorrect presumptions about mental illness. Such measures would also help the public look after those who are vulnerable to mental illness and therefore encourage them to seek
The mentor is someone who is a community role model to whom the teens can turn when they need help or simply talk to about problems. Individual and family counseling can also be helpful in dealing with the challenges of living in a crime risk environment. Parenting classes are also effective for teaching positive discipline methods for guardians of troubled
A positive life experience could help criminals discontinue criminal activity for a short period. On the other hand, a negative life experience may result in a return to criminal behavior. A return to criminal behaviors can lead to increased violent actions by the criminals. It is important that individuals learn from life experiences in order to model social accepted behaviors. Their social,
In general, victims who have been involved in the restorative justice process report a positive outcome. Gaudreault even admits that restorative justice “has proven to be more effective alternative to prison or other forms of punishment.” When restorative justice is used properly, as it seemed to be in the McBride case, it can be an effective means of helping everyone move on from the crime. Patrice Gaines in her article “Restorative Justice is a Good Alternative to Incarceration” tells of her personal experience in the criminal justice system. According to Gaines, she feels her life would have turned out much different had she been offered the chance to participate in a restorative justice system, rather than be sent straight to prison for her drug crimes. Everyone seems to be able to agree that for certain crimes and for certain offenders and for certain victims restorative justice can
While some may believe that historical revisionism leads to naïve beliefs such as Holocaust denial and justifying past genocides, they do not take into account that these are not constructive disagreements and most of the historical revisionism that happens is supported by evidence and is legitimized by scholars in the history field. The consensus aspect of historical revisionism is what reduces the “illegitimate distortion of the historical record” which is referred to as historical negationism (“Historical negationism”). Historical negationism is rarely done by respected historians and should not be accounted for as all of historical revisionism, as it rarely results in the production of robust knowledge or argues in good-faith. The objective of historical revisionism is to produce better knowledge of a historical event by incorporating new evidence and using reason to explain it. Historical negationism does not have these positive aspects and seeks to make knowledge less robust by making it implausible.
I believe that restorative justice could be a good idea for the United States if it is used correctly. I think that if restorative justice is used correctly, it could really benefit everyone involved: the victim, offender, family, and the community. Some of the restorative justice ways can also help victims move past what has happened to them and live a more normal life again. I think restorative justice would also benefit the United States because it can help the offender have a better life after. I think that restorative justice needs to be used correctly because if it is not done right it could actually cause more harm.
The primary goal of the probation system is crime reduction and protection of community, with treatment oriented activities better left to agencies in the community better able to meet the social needs of the offender (Martinson and Wilks, 1977). The American Probation and Parole Association (2001) acknowledged that probation sustains the offenders’ ability to continue working and to protect his family’s ability to continue working and to protect his family’s welfare while avoiding the stigma and possible damaging effects of imprisonment. Similarly, United Nation Institute for Crime Prevention delineated the goal of probation system to enhance rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders into the community in order to strengthen their ability to live peacefully with others in the community setting (UNAFEI,
What services do they receive? I believe that probation officers are the best chance for youths to be rehabilitated. Not only are probation officers there to make sure the youth follows court orders and attends any assigned programs, but I believed probation officers also serve as a social agent in the life of the juvenile to help
"Rogers believed that we are free to make choices and control our destinies despite the burdens of the past (book Citation here)". Existential therapy focuses on what clients are experiencing “here and now” which could bring both sides to an understanding of what’s going on. This encourages individuals to rely on their own values and develop themselves to their highest potential. The characters in the movie faced many hardships and endured much pain because of discrimination and prejudice so that is why they have that anger built in. The client centered approach would allow them to feel accepted and also feel like they have unconditional support as well as empathy.
I agree, a counselor must be knowledgeable in treating abuse victims. Also, the counselor should be skilled in several techniques, because using only one technique might not be as helpful. In addition, the counselor needs to understand the context, which the abuse occurred, because there might be other deficits (Gladding, 2015). Therefore, by the counselor being skilled and different techniques in treating abuse, will allow them treating other issues. When working with a victim of abuse, the counselor should have a safely plan for the victim.
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
Therapies such as these come in handy by allowing the youth and their family to communicate. The family is an integral part in the life of adolescents. Next, out of home treatment programs are efficient in helping youth change their ways. These programs evaluate the youth, their crime and then decide how restrictive the program will be for the youth. All of these are done on a case by case basis.