It becomes such a powerful tool with a strong negative instead of giving opportunities (p.535-552). Because of media, the community sees them as dangerous and aggressive individuals towards society. Simunda (2014) discuss the general topics and consequences sexual offenders face once in parole or released. One of them is the community’s behaviour towards them. Avoiding the issue or the individual while others decided not to have an opinion.
About one in 33 black men were in prison in 2006, compared with one in 205 white men and one in 79 Hispanic men. Eleven percent of all black males between the ages of 20 and 34 are in prison or jail. The dramatic rise in the prison and jail population over the last three decades to 2.3 million people at the end of 2007 has only amplified the racial accusations against the criminal-justice system. “Either this country targets Latinos and black people for mass incarceration, or Latinos and black people are pathological criminals compared to this country 's heavenly white folk” (Rios). A white man could do the same crime as a black or Hispanic man but the person of color will get a bigger sentence.
It is a common fear that people have to be cautious of serial killers because they are terrified by the thought that they might become the next victim; although, very few murders each year are actually committed by a serial killer. Statistics have shown that one would be more likely to be murdered by a family member than a serial killer. Throughout history, the term “serial killer” has struck fear into the minds of people everywhere; however, people remain fascinated with this topic. When people think about a serial killer, generally the first person their mind jumps to is Ted Bundy, although they are unaware that he is not considered the “typical” serial killer. The average serial killer is described as a person who murders three or more people
Many states still kept their minimum sentence laws. Opponents of minimum sentence laws argue that they lead to more people in prison, waste taxpayer money, and devastates families. Along with these reasons, the laws also continue to affect minorities negatively and they fail to reduce the drug trade. People that support the minimum sentence laws argue that they help keep criminals off the street longer, cause crime rates to decline, and deters people from committing certain crimes. (Issues &
During the past few decades, millions more have cycled in and out of the system; indeed, nearly 70 percent of people released from prison are rearrested within three years” ( Alexander). Minorities are also much more likely to be arrested, experts estimate that at the rate of current trends 1 in 3 black men will be arrested in their lifetime compared to 1 in 17 white men (Hagler). The obvious disparities in these statistics reveal just how far deep racial discrimination runs in the criminal justice system. Minorities are discriminated against in every stage of their prosecution: from stop-and-frisk, to arrest, to sentencing and
Below is a picture of where Hae’s body was found. As you can see it would be hard to see the body, especially if you were not looking for it. This leads many to believe that Mr. S had something to do with the murder. Maybe he committed the crime, saw something suspicious going on so he stopped or he just happened to stumble across it. Either way Mr. S seems to be more involved into this crime than what the police say.
isn’t the only thing people believe needs to change; the reasons for arrests have been criticized by many. America incarcerates more citizens for drug related crimes than any other place in the world. Of the roughly 200,000 in federal prison, 52% are being held for drug crimes and only 8% are for violent crimes, such as: murder, assault, and robbery (Waldman, 2013). Many believe that the “War on Drugs” must become less aggressive because of its large contribution to the prison population. The distribution of prisoners by race has also raised concern among Americans.
Police officers are always looking for a target and they end up finding the perfect person to penalize. For example, many people are usually shocked when they find out that the reason they were pulled over was not, in fact, against the law, and end up penalized. In my opinion police officers should really focus on stopping crimes such as rapes, robbery, murders etc. Those crimes should have high penalties, but crimes such as speeding, driving without a license, carrying a small amount of drug should not equal the same prison time for a major crime for ethnic minorities. Therefore, unreasonable suspicions, pre-texts used by officers and jail time are things that play a huge role regarding the criminal justice system that affects the way ethnic minorities are
This law allows police and officers to stop blameless people and frisk them. This law usually targets youth and people of color and this is extremly important reasons to stop it. A first example that shows that the law is not legal is that tons of people who get stopped are innocent. The second example that shows the illegality of the law would be that it is a discriminatory and racist law. However, other people have different opinions, other people think that "stop and frisk" help protects people from people that look suspicious and may risk the safety our society.
Juvenile Justice Essay In the United States, there have been many cases where a juvenile would be found guilty and be tried as an adult. There are other cases where those juveniles are tried as adult forever. I am against charging juveniles as adults when they commit violent crimes, the juveniles lose many educational opportunities and the adult system is far too dangerous for the young juveniles. Juveniles are also young kids but only the fact that they do not get the same amount of education or experience that other teens gain. According to the article The Steep Costs of Keeping Juveniles in Adult Prisons by Jessica Lahey, the author states that the juveniles “lose more than their freedom when they enter adult prisons; they lose out on the educational and