One of these is to keep persons suspected of committing a crime under secure control before a court of competent jurisdiction determines whether they are guilty or innocent. Incarceration also punishes offenders by depriving them of their liberty once the court of law has convicted. Moreover, incarceration deters criminals from committing further crimes
Firstly, even if the prison did want to pay prisoners minimum wage it would be nearly impossible, and with catastrophic results. America is already so far into debt and we pay taxes in order to pay prisoners to stay in a cell, have food and fresh water. These cost an immense amount of money; “We now incarcerate more than 2.2 million people.” This is a quote from the Angola prison Warden, Burl Cain. So if there are just 2.2 million people in just one state then, imagine how many people are in prisons in the 50 states.
In the documentary Locked Up: Prison in America the main problem that is discussed is that due to mass incarceration there is an overflow of prisoners and the state can not house them all. One of the main concerns is that a lot of these prisoners are being locked up for non-violent crimes and it costing the state millions of dollars to house them in these prisons. For example it was getting so out of hand that they were forces to let one of the inmates out six months early because they needed the space to house all of these inmates in an already over crowded facility. Even though all of the people being interviewed for this documentary were African American I do not think that race plays a part in whether or not some get locked up. If you commit a crime you have to do the time for it regardless the color of your skin.
In fact, mass incarceration and “tough on crime” laws have been extremely ineffective that instead of reducing crime, it increases it. There are several different ways to effectively reduce crime other than these two strategies, such as reforming certain policies
Introduction Traditionally criminological theory and criminal justice practices have been focused on the criminal in an effort to reduce crime. The United States had over nine million crimes reported to law enforcement in 2016 (FBI, 2017). Such a large number of crimes lend to the notion that there must be many similarities in offenders and comparable incidents suitable for analysis that fall within accepted criminological theories to provide predictable concepts that could be utilized to reduce crime. This simply is not true. Crime and its causes are complex due to a number of various factors that may motivate offenders and furnish suitable opportunities.
The intention of my research is to expose the racist tactics in the criminal justice system that have been camouflaged. I am prepared to explain how racism contributes to the vast number of incarcerated African Americans, and other minorities. The criminal justice system has created and perpetuated racial hierarchy in the United States, and has done so throughout history. I propose the question: Are minorities being targeted within the Criminal Justice System? African Americans are criminalized and targeted because of their skin color, and it is not fair.
There are other effects imprisonment has on an offender, for example mental illness, suicidal, isolation, the fear of being attacked or preyed upon, also the low self-worth one has. This is the more formal aspect of the criminal justice system. The juvenile justice system has the same effects of incarnation on young person as the adult system. Incarnation damages an adult, it is for this reason that the juvenile justice system try to avoid placing youth criminals into the young
To elucidate, a disadvantage of both biological theories of crime and sociological theories of crime is that they both maintain that either biological or environmental factors are the direct cause of criminal behaviour. It appears that these theories argue that genetic factors and environmental factors directly cause criminality when, in fact, these factors simply make individuals more likely to commit crimes, rather than being the direct cause of criminality. If individuals would engage in criminality due to the influence of these factors, then everyone who is influenced by these factors should be committing in crimes; however, this is not the case. Neither the biological perspective nor the sociological perspective address this issue. Moreover, it is impossible to determine the extent to which these factors affect individuals.
Many people argue that he government allocate every year a special budget for the jails and prisoners. They think that this subsidy is used to provide all the criminals with their necessities and management such as water, food and electricity regardless the number of prisoners. thus, these people may pretend that the number of criminals will decrease by killing them, but the money that will be saved will remain the same even if it will be used in a different way. In addition, the taxes will also be the same, so why killing people! While this part of population think that the government will not save money when we kill people, I argue that by using the capital punishment, the government will save money; which can be used differently and in other fields.
It will act as a deterrent to anyone who posses the idea to pose a threat to the society. In other words, it discourages delinquency posed by youngsters, and keeps dangerous types of criminals such as serial killers or murderers away from other residents. In conclusion, vocational training and education should be put into consideration as a replacement for imprisoned punishment in tomorrow’s