Different society will have different thought toward the idea of deviance and crime. The process of constructing and applying the definitions about deviance and crime can be understood of a moral enterprise. Becker was suggested that we call these people who were involved in these activities as a moral entrepreneur. There are two kinds of the moral entrepreneurs which are the rule creator and the rule enforcing. The rule creators can be done by individuals acting either in a group or by alone.
If it was not for King’s leadership in the Civil Rights Movement and his teachings of civil disobedience, segregation might still be present today. Civil Disobedience is not only represented in the past, but is also shown in modern day activities such as protests against police brutality. The principles of these protests align with Thoreau’s ethics, as they do with mine. When the police began showing brutality towards the citizens, it was against the citizen’s standards of morality, which caused them to revolt and protest. The consistent theme of civil disobedience has been conscience, a person’s inner voice that pilots them through their thoughts on morality.
A comparison between the Due process model and crime control model Within the criminal justice system, there are two competing models: the crime control model and the due process model. These two models were constructed by Robert Packer and each represents a particular school of thought. In managing crime, there is the individual i.e. the suspect and there is the society. The due process model is seen to focus on the suspect whereas the crime control model focuses on the society.
Adopting a Durkheimian point of view, polices role will shift with less of an emphasis on the use of force, but a problem oriented method of policing (Griffiths 2015). This method entails the develop of new social working skills for the police, and an emphasis on taking power away from the state and putting it more in the hands of the community, in an attempt to empower proactive prevention, this is consequently achieved through trust between the community and police (Griffiths
In the textbook there are two models of justice being explained they are the crime control model and the due process model. The crime control model is where emphasis is being put on reducing crime that is going on by increasing the police and prosecutorial powers. The due process model puts emphasis on protecting the rights of the person. The supporters are concerned about the lawbreaking aspect of it. The supporters see the need to protect the public from predatory criminals.
I agree with your point on how the Strain Theory shows how America really does push people to do crimes. When you think and it no reasonable person wants their family to go hungry or lack shelter, so they commit crimes to which they believe is there only hope in order to provide some type of living. But, I do think it's more than the economy that pushes people to the streets. I believe it has to do more with the society as a whole that needs to understand why people commit crimes. More so, instead of just being about punishment we need to be more about rehabilitating people rather than punishing people for mostly non-violent
In order to try and solve or find out what is a social problem we must first know what is considered a social problem. According to Macionis a social problem is a condition that undermines the well-being of some or all members if a society and is usually a matter of public controversy. It other words it has to be something that makes Americans try to prove why their views is right on a certain topic. I believe that so many social problems would be solved if Americans would be more open- minded instead of having a one sided view. The topic I chose to write about is police violence.
Since house arrest allows the individual to reside in their residence with of course rules to follow, but they are in their comfort zone. While community service allows that person to really see how the world is functioning and how their actions cause a tear in people’s lives that they do not even know. 4 Should community service always fit the crime, or should these sentences be based on the needs of the community? Explain. Even though some judges have made community service fit the crime it did not sound like it was benefiting the community.
Structural functionalism argue that deviant behaviour plays an active constructive role in society by ultimately helping to cohere different populations within a society. The possible solution to social deviance is to carry out social reforms that will have an impact on the social condition that cause crime in the first place. Police need law enforcement procedures that would enable them to catch serious criminals. Many judicial reforms could be carried out that would make the courts more effective. To control criminal deviance, government should guarantee equal opportunity to all individuals increase legitimate opportunities for advance and obtained a good wealth in area when these not exist.
The Unwanted Heroes Whenever someone is in a dangerous situation, sees a crime committed, or a kidnapping happens, the American Law Enforcement is immediately involved or contacted. According to an article on Law Enforcement, Law Enforcement is a government’s means for maintaining law and order, and for providing safety to the citizens. Police, although they are not wanted or liked by most citizens, are necessary for stopping people from doing illegal jobs. They provide safety by putting people, who break the law, in jail or giving them a fine. Law Enforcement is a specific group of people trained to enforce legislative and penal laws, which are meant for keeping order, and providing safety for citizens and property.