I especially agree with this trend, because I think that we should find help for the offenders that have mental illnesses and substance abuse rather just sit them behind bars and punish them. Yes, they need to be punished for the crimes they committed, but they also need to be treated for their illnesses. I also agree with the trend on adjusting sentences, simply because I believe that we should give offenders and prisoners a sentence that goes with the crime that they have committed. The more severe their crime is the more time I believe that they should get. If an offender committed a petty crime I do not believe that they should get a severe punishment.
my final argument .Keeping it within the objectives set out in the Youth Criminal Justice Act, I would like to make mention of a Restorative Justice approach when dealing with such youth in violation of administration of justice charges. According to much research done on this topic of Restorative Justice Alternatives to sentencing, this type of sentencing has been found to be not only a viable alternative but also a productive one. This type of justice will not only cut back on the cost of using the court system but also the cost of incarcerating youth for violations of administration of justice charges. The current cost of housing the average inmates are the following according to the National Crime Prevention Centre: “The annual cost to house an adult male inmate in a federal institution ranges from $40,000 to $70,000; for juvenile inmates, the average cost is $100,000; for female inmates, it's $108,000.” Would the average community member taxpayer in society be willing to pay this money for juveniles who might be otherwise dealt with better in another way such as Restorative
The criminal justice system can change the revocation and prison practices to reduce recidivism in prison reentry because the system can use voluntary parole release to integrate parole release guidelines that can be formed mostly on prediction of recidivism. Reconsidering post-prison supervision and services can reduce recidivism in prison reentry programs by using stronger community supervision systems, target services, and surveillance to offenders with excessive risk and need profiles. Working with the community and increasing techniques of informal social control can help reduce recidivism in the prison reentry program by expanding association with family members, law enforcement, ex-convicts, community support for offenders, victim advocates, and service
I did not realize how much of a problem those individuals have when it comes to the criminal justice system. The information is very important to the criminal justice system. When looking into the police enforcement, prison system, the court system and even the safety of the community knowing and understanding the basic information with serious mental illness people is very important. The author provides a lot of information in this chapter. The author covers a lot of different aspects when it deals with the serious mentally ill.
Introduction The topic of this paper is the South Carolina Department of Corrections. This agency was selected due to the authors’ current major of Criminal Justice. While attending classes at Tri-County Technical College I have covered many aspect of the criminal justice system as a whole along with the area of corrections. Although I am familiar with the topic, this will be in depth to the South Carolina Department of Corrections and how this agency interacts within the state government. The goal will be to apply an insight to corrections as a whole, how these state departments functions, and provide research on the details for this agency.
The main parts of a criminal justice system can best be described as a discretionary model, because so many steps are taken from the stages of committing a crime to being prosecuted and possibly release from correctional institutions in the future. Each one of these steps have a serious deciding elements in them that play a role in the prosecution of a criminal. As stated in the text book “no two cases are alike, and no two defendants are alike,” (Barkan, 17). Because of the uniqueness of each case and the people involved in it a system must be put in place to insure that at every stage of the criminal justice system there is a set of questions and decisions that are being made effectively and properly. This insures both fairness and structure to what is
The are several types of sentencing that follows what is intended to be an impartial judicial proceeding during which criminal responsibility is ascertaining. Majority of the sentencing decisions are made by judges, although in cases such as death sentence cases, a jury may be involved in a special sentencing of the sentencing process. Unfortunately, sentencing decision is one of the most difficult made by any judge or a jury especially when it impacts someone’s life. Additionally, there are numerous sentencing models in the United States such as determinate, indeterminate, and mandatory minimum sentencing. First, determinate sentencing is a set term of incarceration and sentencing could potentially be reduced by good time.
Technical revocations are more common in probation and parole agencies. This type of probation violation can result in offender relapse in supervision. In the article “Technical revocations of probation in one jurisdiction: Uncovering the hidden realities by Stevens-Martin, Kelli; Oyewole, Olusegun; Hipolito, Cynthia, focused on the increase of technical violation. There was a case study conducted that compared offenders who violated their supervision and offenders who completed their supervision (Stevens-Martin, Kelli, Oyewole, Olusegun, Hipolito & Cynthia, 2014). Background information was obtained from several different sources that examined demographic information, probation offense and criminal history (Stevens-Martin et al, 2014).
Race, social class, or gender are disparities that determine the outcome of being sentenced to jail or prison. In reality, there are some measures we can take to reduce biased sentencing towards offenders. From my point of view, a solution would be to offer the offender determinate sentencing schemes which is, a judge will sentence an offender to a punishment for an X number of months or years of incarnation, probation, and so forth. This would help reduce biased sentencing, recidivism, and help the offenders rehabilitate the offender of the
In order to maintain social and societal stability, the criminal justice system is comprised of many processes that seek to accomplish this. The main components are: law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Correctional officers supervise work to ensure those convicted of a crime do not violate their agreements and play an essential role in the justice system by overseeing the daily custody of offenders. This topic intrigues me because all I know about the correctional officer field, is what I have heard on the news or seen in movies/television programs, and popular culture’s depiction of this field doesn’t seem to portray them in the best limelight. I have the pleasure of knowing someone in this field, and have known her for ages.