The statistics reveals that in a short span of time, Methamphetamine related criminal cases suddenly have increases the work for the lawyers and judges as many new Methamphetamine cases take place, which in turn piles up the illegitimate cases in the court. Also, it examines that the inevitability of handling these lawbreakers through the criminal justice system forces a weighty liability on the assets of public prosecutor, public supporters, high courts, probation subdivisions, community corrections programs, state correctional agencies, and public and private treatment facilities. If the caseload grows too burdensome, courts become the tailback because of their obligation to treat the cases individually and to
Many people believe that the crime rates increased during the Great Depression. James V. Bennett, the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, states that institutions like Alcatraz were necessary to control the security issues of gangster era criminals. According to Donna Raaphorst, author of Alcatraz- the History of an Island Prison, Raaphorst states, “Bennett and Homer Cummings agreed Alcatraz would alleviate the stress in the rest of the system. Confining the escape artists and the real troublemakers on the Island would result in less regimentation and a freer atmosphere in the other prisons and in American societies” (139). Bennett also claims that existing federal prisons were overcrowded due to the
The problem the Unites states have is the constant threat of terrorism. Illegal immigration makes it easier for terrorist to come into the U.S and harm to the people of this great nation. John says, “George W. Bush promised to fix the problem with Illegal Immigration and presents possible solutions to help with border control, provides technological capabilities,
Since 9/11, policies regarding terrorism have misappropriated U.S. immigration laws to promote anti-terrorism goals and this has had profound impacts on people’s rights by limiting the right to privacy, criminalizing undocumented immigration and creating a culture of fear and discrimination towards Arab immigrants. The first steps taken in regards to policy development were very restrictive, which included the USA Patriot Act passed in October 25, 2001 and the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act (EBSVERA) passed in May 2002. Instead of legalizing undocumented workers and reconsidering the restrictive nature of prior immigration laws, Congress responded six weeks after the attacks on 9/11 passing the Patriot Act. The Patriot
Since the founding of the United States of America, this country was considered as the country of immigrants. America was tend to be one of those countries that welcomed foreign newcomers who wanted to settle in the US for a better life. Nowadays, every person living in the US can undeniably be considered an immigrant or the progeny of the immigration. On the other hand, the problem that America is facing today is illegal immigration. Nowadays, illegal immigration is one of the major national issues.
We are a multicultural nation, and immigration has accelerated our formation and development. During the Second Great Migration for example, many Blacks moved from southern cities to northern cities that provided lucrative defense jobs. When they migrated, they took much of their culture with them, reshaping northern cities. With the current wave of Latino and Asian immigration, they are doing the same. When my class visited the Mission District of San Francisco recently, I saw how deeply Mexican and Latin American culture has pervaded the American social, cultural, and commercial
The Impact of Privatization on Prison Quality Crime policies adopted in the US since the 1980s as well as federal and state budget constraints have facilitated a crisis in the nation’s prisons. Campaigns like The War on Drugs, harsher sentencing policies, and the adoption of mandatory minimum sentences have resulted in overcrowding of the country’s prison system. The need for managing the rapid growth in prison population has driven the government to look for efficient alternatives to provide correctional services without increasing public spending, including the privatization of penitentiaries. Proponents of privatized prisons have long claimed that the private sector could operate prisons more efficiently. Subsequently, the US Government
By capitalizing on the presence of Islamophobia, politicians have been able to renew and grow radical nationalism. The use of entrapment and unnecessary surveillance has created an environment where the Muslim-minority can be easily targeted and identified as a threat through damaging rhetoric. The rate of anti-Muslim crime over the past two decades has risen exponentially, leaving many to have to fend for themselves and fight injustice in a society where their mere presence is considered threatening. Rhetoric framing the privileged majority as somehow under attack has allowed politicians to enter wars and maintain damaging military presence while justifying the acts, stating that they are necessary for national security. It is clear that until political rhetoric completely shifts away from its pattern of marginalization and Muslim-focused hate, Islamophobia will remain a painful element of western society, leaving many to suffer the consequences of acts completely unrelated to
I got to see a side of the criminal justice system that I have never seen before. After writing multiple papers on the War on Drugs, I am completely aware of the injustices it entails. Federal lawmakers impact lower-level, nonviolent drug defendants with their enactment of mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, even though they are attempting to target high-level distributors. Incarceration of these people destroys their lives because a criminal conviction makes it harder to live a productive life as you are not eligible for certain jobs, loans, etc. All things considered, my experience at the King County Drug Diversion Court opened my eyes to some of the changes occurring in our justice system in regards to the War on Drugs.
Since Nevada has legal prostitution, gambling and organized crime, it is easier for illegal sex traffickers to fly under the radar of law enforcement and maintain a very lucrative business here in our state. Nevada state officials along with the FBI and Homeland Security are trying to combat this problem. However, noble their efforts are, they find it very difficult to turn back the tide of sex trafficking that is landing on our great state like a tsunami. Lawmakers are afraid with the increases seen recently this problem will destroy our communities and make parents, families and children feel