Financial abuse, such as being robbed,also sexual abuse for example being sexual abused or raped. There is a common mistaken in what people believe that only abuse happens within a care setting, however this isn 't true. service users can be vulnerable in their community, if they look different or behave differently to the acceptance norms in society, they are easily targeted by groups. Because they believe they will not resist or they believe the vulnerable person is not considered reliable witness if a crime is committed against them due to their vulnerability. Abuse mostly happens in residential care homes, because they provide the potential for abuse to happen to an
The impoverished conditions in which the residents of this community live are difficult based on the surrounding violence and discrimination they face. Tre, Ricky’s best friend, is able to survive the surrounding violence and discrimination through his father’s sensational leadership; he therefore knows what to do in situations he faces among his friends. However, his friends are not so lucky. For example, Dough doesn’t have great leadership or a father figure, but is raised by a single mother who is determined to get her children to succeed; nevertheless, her main focus is Ricky because he has the most potential; he is an
U.S Criminal Justice System United States criminal justice system may not be termed as the worst in the world. It is equally not the best system due to a variety of uncoordinated and uncomplimentary efforts among the components of the system that include the corrections, the police force, and the court system. Each of these components has a varying degree of responsibilities in the criminal justice system, which need be executed concurrently. However, due to lack of coordination, the relationship between the elements is characterized by conflicts, friction, and poor communication (Peak, 2012). The police service is also intended to protect the public, but in most instances, the relationship between the force and the public is tarnished so
When focusing on homeless youth, it will be challenging due to the amount of stress and issues they are dealing with from living outside a stable household. A homeless shelter that primarily focuses on the youth has brought on a negative impact because of the lack of social support with the youth and the amount of rules and regulations that homeless child has to follow. Too many rules in a child-centered shelter could cause a homeless child that has been living on their own or a financially unstable household to leave the shelter and return to their previous lives. Usually a child that has grown up in the streets describes youth-centered shelters as being the worst of both worlds, lacking the social support they need and enforcing to many strict rules for them to follow (Andrea Krusi,
For example, the activities/routines that households and families partake in bring about a lower opportunity for victimization to occur in comparison to activities that take place away from the household. A weakness is that in crimes that involve a person being directly victimized, the theory’s stipulation of the lack of a capable guardian leads to victim blaming. It insinuates that we are not capable to properly guarding ourselves from perpetrators and we are at fault for being victimized, whether it be due to our inability of protecting ourselves or it be caused by our routine activities. That is highly problematic, especially when people who have been sexually assaulted or raped are constantly blamed and told that they could have prevented it. Another weakness it that it seems to need further and more extensive testing.
Although some believe that criminals do not deserve the same rights as civilians, the transition from the real world to life behind bars is taking enough rights away on its own. Prisoners should be protected from cruel and unusual punishment, sexual harassment and sex crimes, and poor living conditions. These crimes behind the walls of prisons make it difficult for inmates to adapt and feel safe. Their safety is being neglected, not only by other prisoners, but by the workers themselves (Hunter). Staff members get away with these crimes so easily; in return, they provide resources to the prisoners that are challenging to get such as cigarettes, extra telephone cards, and helping them pass drug tests.
Rehabilitation in Prison Prison is one of the main sources of punishment as well as rehabilitation in the United States and began as penitentiaries designed to form a more perfect society but quickly became overcrowded, understaffed and dangerous places. The prison system of today fails to meet the needs of the current situation in the United States and requires the cooperation of the public, prison officials as well as the government to fix our broken prison system. Prisons in the United States are currently not focusing enough on rehabilitation and using outdated methods causing psychological trauma leading to a higher chance of criminals returning to a life of crime.
Because of their unfamiliarity with the local language, immigrants often feel alienated within their communities and become uneasy about voicing their opinions, resulting in a compliant attitude that is often misinterpreted by Americans as ignorance. As a first-generation immigrant, I want to combat this issue and become an advocate for outspokenness among minorities. The immediate struggle immigrants face when arriving in a new country is assimilating into the local community, which can be attributed mainly to weak skills in the local language. It is not uncommon for immigrants to arrive in
Mass incarceration is somewhat overlooked by those on the outside and those who are on the inside are considered forgotten about and viewed as less than. But the reality is, these high rates of imprisonment effect many areas of the community. Not to mention the social costs linked to the communities from which these immense population of felons come from. Pattillo, Weiman, & Western, 2006 analyzes how this disregarded population can sometimes increase criminal statistics after the prisoners return into the same community they left – which is another point rarely ever talked about. Other than the invisible consequences that mass incarceration provides, there are even more myriad studies offered surrounding this topic, identified in The Prison
The story of Troy Davis and his conviction can be seen as an example of how the criminal justice system has been manipulated into a system of racial segregation. In this situation, Davis was convicted as the shooter when evidence of his innocence was provided. In addition, a lack of evidence against Davis, including the lack of a murder weapon, one of the most crucial pieces of evidence in a murder case, generates further curiosity as to how Davis was found guilty of the shooting. The fact that the officer killed in this situation was white almost certainly increases the significance of the case. A white officer, serving his country, shot and killed by a black man, made the headlines and further portrayed the image that all black men are criminals.
Out of the countless systems that America has, the criminal justice system has the most complication. Many judges, lawyers, and even prisoners have views on how to improve the criminal justice system but, to be able to pin point the problems of the criminal justice system you must discern what the causes are. Most would say that the problem with the prison system is the overcrowding. A few says the sentencing causes chaos in the criminal justice system. I believe that one or the main problem with the criminal justice system is the sentencing.
Consider with me for a moment that you have been wrongfully convicted or accused of a crime. From the first arrest to the closing of those cell bars you have tried your best to prove your innocence but you weren’t able to and felt that no one would know the truth. You felt helpless because no one would listen let alone believe you. Every night you would lay in the cell hoping that someone would soon realize you are innocent of the accused crimes and do not deserve to be incarcerated. Eventually, you were exonerated maybe days, weeks, months, or years after the initial incarceration; no matter the length of time the damage is still done both mentally and physically.
Incarcerated Americans face many challenges when they attempt to re-enter society. Inmates that are released from prison have no money, no job, and in many cases, no place to live. On top of these challenges former inmates face, they must also navigate the same pressures and temptations that landed them in the American prison system in the first place. To make matters worse, these ex-offenders are typically released into the same environment that they left when they were originally incarcerated, adding to the dangers of these temptations. The key elements that create a successful reentry into society post incarceration include; finding and keeping a solid, decent paying job, finding a safe place to live, preferably away from the dangers