1. What was Studied? Reducing gun violence through a program that was formed in the late 1900s as this was seen as a new and innovative way into trying to reduce crime. Gun violence got to a point where action was needed to be taken and the consent to search initiative was introduced in a bid to reduce gun violence. What was studied is that if by taking away guns would the streets be safer for everybody concerned.
The Board is also accountable for collaborating with state police to develop an effective data collection system to track and report accurate statistics on domestic and sexual violence crimes (Executive Order 2012-17). The Board is legislatively mandated to develop policy recommendations to reduce incidences of domestic violence and sexual assault. Policy development is a critical component of the Board’s mandate. The Board is responsible for advising the Governor and state legislature about the impact of domestic and sexual violence in society, meeting the needs of victims, and recommending legislative and policy action required to end domestic and sexual violence (Executive Order 2012-17). Also mandated to implement public policy, the Board is responsible for supporting community prevention and awareness programs and public education campaigns to garner public awareness about domestic and sexual violence (Executive Order 2012-17).
On August 13, 2013 Pete Yost, a journalist with the Associated Press, published an article titled “Attorney General Eric Holder to Push for Sentencing Reform” informing of Attorney General Eric Holder’s view on the current criminal justice system at the time. Holder believes that the nation’s view of harsher punishments has become less effective as “Mandatory minimum prison sentences” have come to be the norm. (Yost, 2013) A proposed strategy that has been generated would focus the criminal justice systems attention to the “low-level, non-violent drug offenders [and] elderly non-violent offenders”. (Yost, 2013) The justice system has to take a new approach to enforce law that place minor drug offenses in jail for long periods of time and actually
Specialized courts are specific in what roles they play in the criminal justice system. These courts are handling domestic violence cases and drug court cases. The goals for these types of courts have multiple reasons like to reduce the number of people entering jails and prison. Lowering the overall recidivism rate for defendants and while lowering the cost of housing them. Since these courts been around they have shown success in what they are doing.
I believe that the best thing that we could do to reduce the violence, is to get law enforcements involved. If push comes to shove, law enforcements should seperate the gangs into different prisons. Although it could take years to work, it is one option we have at the moment. Another option would be to put them into a mental insituition or a correction
All in all, the Eighth Amendment has undergone quite a revolution in the last century. Its significance in the dealings of criminal law are paralleled by law as it quite literally defines criminal law itself. Most, if not all, cases that deal with the civil rights of criminals, such as the vastly influential Miranda v. Arizona case, which introduced the obligation to police officers to read suspects their natural rights, would have never came about if it wasn 't for the case which changed the meaning of cruel and unusual. As time goes on, society as a whole will evolve, hopefully in a more peaceful manner, and as such the Eighth Amendment will evolve alongside society, keeping up with how the public opinion feels about certain things along the way. In the near future, things like the death penalty might become horrific tales of the past to be left just a bad memory, and in the far future, maybe even things like manual labour will be outlawed with the rise of automation making such labour unnecessary.
Accordingly, various federal, state, and local agencies have joined forces on national as well as regional levels, to achieve better results. (Office of National Drug Control Policy) Community Oriented Policing Community Oriented Policing is a philosophy that recognizes that crime problems are best addressed when the police and the community work together to identify and solve problems. Cooperation between civilians and police forces working together within communities across the country have successfully decreased drug-related crime. Community Oriented Policing is a philosophy that acknowledges that crime issues are best spoken when the police and the city work together to identify and solve problems. Cooperation between civilians and
The NAACP criminal justice program had issued a policy change in the prison system. The prison system was known for harsh and unfair sentencing and the NAACP wanted to put an end to it. They did this by creating a reform that allowed for effective law enforcement practices that work to establishing use of force standards for law officers, eliminate racial profiling, and increase support for community policy strategies. Not only did they take steps to make this happened but they were also able to bring voice to those of color who were victims of harsh prison systems. The idea of this was a success and the fact that they took action makes it a success but I think that the NAACP can’t change things like they believe they can.
Through research on spreading awareness of child abuse, the educational and local sources proved to be the most effective; showing that the most efficacious approach to preventing child maltreatment is to resolve it through collaboration from intergovernmental organizations, better developing of family strengthening services, and better awareness from educational services as well as child protection services. The Australian Institute of Family Studies proves the dire need for “community based solutions by stating that, ‘in the past, efforts to prevent child maltreatment have been hampered by a failure to address the social forces (such as poverty, family breakdown, society's acceptance of violence) and the community level factors (such as poor access to services, social isolation, high unemployment) that impact on children, families and the propensity for maltreatment.’” (“Community-Based Approaches in Preventing Child Maltreatment”). In other words, child abuse in low income communities should be further prevented through community based
There are several old ways of solving crime according to many sources, but restorative justice is a type of rehabilitation process which focuses on repairing, and as the word suggest brings restoration. It rebuilds the lives of individuals who are involve in crime. While crime damages a person life, restorative justice repairs it (Office for Victims of Crime, 2000; Morris and Maxwell, 2001). There are three main stakeholders in a restorative justice process, these are the victims, the offender, and the community, therefore when crime is committed restorative justice sees it as an office against people and not against the state. I believe that in order for restorative justice process to be successful all three parties involve, citizens, victims,