These outside factors shape our actions in all cases and must be adjusted to help people’s process in society. Correctional programs are used to make this adjustment do that once a criminal is released back into society, they will not choose the same means to reduce the outside strain caused by certain factors outside their control. I would argue that restorative justice is a facet of rehabilitation. Restorative Justice focuses on alleviating the harm that crime caused to society, the criminal, and the victim. The analogy given in class to explain restorative justice was also recapped in the book.
Public shaming is an alternative to incarceration because it is an act of specific deterrence, in that an individual would be deterred from committing the crime again due to being humiliated. Home confinement and electronic monitoring are another possible alternative to incarceration. Home confinement reduces the cost of housing the specific individual in state and federal prisons. Electronic monitoring would allow the offenders to work while they serve out their time which again, would reduce the prison populations. Boot camps are another option for alternatives to incarceration.
In this case Mr Austin did indeed plead guilty to aggravated assault causing harm. The result of this plea was a slightly reduced sentence. 3. The judge cites his reason for sentencing as a deterrent to both the accused and the rest of society. That is to say that the judge hopes the severity of the sentence will deter Mr Austin from offending again and serve as an example of the possible punishments for a crime of this severity to the rest of the public.
Destiny Colon I definitely think that malingering or faking insanity should have an added punishment for the offender who is trying to get away with the crimes that they committed. I feel like if they have some sort of way to show the offenders that malingering will cause more harm than good, there would less false insanity pleas (even though the numbers are already low). Malingering only really postpones the trail and makes it harder for everybody involved in the case. Zanathul Ahmed I do think that the media likes to exaggerate the amount of times that someone actually pleas for insanity. It’s a much more compelling story for a show if they have someone raving about they’re crazy.
Second, the Bureau could prohibit the construction of new super-max facilities and implement alternatives to limit the negative impact of indefinite super-max confinement. Although it is clear that super-max facilities will continue playing some role in American prisons, some adjustments could be made to alleviate the risk of mental harm afflicting inmates. The state could adopt a number of different alternatives. First, the State could disperse or concentrate the most violent and disruptive inmates throughout the system by meticulously planning the best options (Mears 2006). Second, the State could build segregation cells in each prison for each facilities ' most disruptive inmates (Mears 2006).
These people should think deeper than that ,and they should see how making small crimes might make people accustomed to making crimes in general, a person who littered the ground yesterday might come tomorrow as a murderer, and you can only blame his impulsiveness on that. People should start following the rules since they are only benefiting the society and the members of
Supposedly capital punishment was created to deter criminals from committing horrible acts of rape and murder, however, today judges and the jury are eager to make anyone the scapegoat for the crimes committed; even the innocent. Nowadays, the judicial system becomes more discriminatory, toward gender, income, and race, in capital crime cases because of the desire to find, what is hoped to be, justice. When someone is convicted of any crime and is in the process of being arrested it is a law that his or her Miranda Rights must be stated before the arrest takes place. One of the major rights stated is “ If you cannot afford an attorney one will be appointed to you.” Now, if the person being arrested has a higher income normally the attorney hired is very experienced and can make the most guilty person sound innocent. On the other hand, if the person being convicted has a lower income and has to receive their attorney from the court there is a high chance of losing the case.
The main purpose for our criminal justice system should be to stop future crime. General deterrence would be a good way to set an example to communities who disobey the law. Allowing bystanders to see the punishments of crime will instill fear into them, causing them not to repeat the crime they witness. Specific deterrence allows for criminals to still be in society, but every time they think about doing something illegal they will have a negative feeling. These method focusses on educative function allowing people to learn from their mistakes and preventing further complications.
In my opinion, after doing some research, and reading that some countries have taken action, such as Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Iran, Malaysia and Vietnam, I feel like there is hope for the problem. I think more countries should enforce laws and punish smugglers, maybe not with punishments as severe as the death penalty, but definitely teach them a lesson; however, I also read that there will always be a way for smugglers to escape punishment and evade capture. Also, after reading a rehab center’s opinion I realize that their idea to attack drug trafficking as if it is a business. Companies are only in business of people want to buy their product, so if people no longer want the smuggled drugs the problem would be resolved. If we know someone who is using or abusing illegal drugs, we need to get them help.
Two fundamental strategies that authorities have attempted to use to discourage sex offenders are giving the alternative of synthetic and/or surgical mutilation for sex offenders and reducing the caseloads of caseworkers to guarantee strict supervision of these sex offenders. On the other hand, as sex offenders who were sent to jail, eventually at some point return into society, It is believed that their is trust in place that therapists can treat sex offenders as they endeavor to completely reintegrate into society as reputable citizens (Kersting,
Flaws of the Crime Control Model In the Crime Control Model it seems as though any citizen can be a committer of crime and that individuals should be okay with being monitored because if you are not doing anything wrong then you wouldn’t mind more of a stronger police presence so that they can arrest, investigate, search, convict, seize, and arrest more individuals (Crime Facts 2015). This logic is fundamentally flawed and not what our founding father’s had intended when building the foundation of this country. To give those in power as well as the police force more control will lead to making more monsters in this world. The crime control model takes away a certain level of accountability for police officers such as the legal pathways they
Why we should incarcerate drug users Currently one of the less heated but still talked about debates is the issue of what we should do with those who have been caught using illegal substances. Some people say that we should be giving them rehab, and some say that they deserve to be in their. Both sides have their points, but the evidence points towards incarceration being a better option. The reason our judicial system incarcerates drug abusers are because enforcement will discourage drug use, it will keep them away from innocent people, and it will punish the addicts so they know not to do it again. While there are many reasons to be for the legalization of drugs, many people forget that the reason they’re illegal is to discourage drug
The findings showed that society constructs a criminal justice system that scares future criminals off by making an example of those who commit it.” What this means is that capital punishment will marginalize murders. It pushes them to the edge of society so that they cannot commit crime again. Accordingly, it will eradicate and terminate the future threats of dangerous offenders who are inclined to bring to community while behind bar or after parole (Shepherd). A second disputation of those who advocate capital punishment is that it is “just and moral”. One of those who believe this is Casey Carmical, who is professional translator and blog writer of website called “Casey 's Critical Thinking” pertaining to current social and political issues.