Curfew is a citywide order that keeps people homebound inside their homes or will face arrest. This system of keeping people out of public has proved to unuseful and outdated. According to Kenneth Adams, a criminal justice professor at the University of Central Florida, “The most useful aspect of a curfew is it gives an impression that the police are doing something” but they are not really doing anything useful other than using our tax money. Many people believe that curfew helps society keep things in order. The truth of the matter is it does the opposite and needs to be banned.
“Now it might coma as a surprise to you that cops don’t spend all their time at a donut shop” (shmoop). Cops don’t just get to seat there and do nothing. They are always watching out for trouble makers. Being a cop can be hard sometimes. For example when you have to knock on someone’s door to tell them their kid has been in an accident.
However, crimes are committed whilst in prison, such as drugs and assaults. Some critics say the ‘three strikes and you are out’ law where repeat offenders get a longer sentence are wrong, as the third strike could be a lesser crime such as public disorder. Nevertheless, if just incapacitation and no rehabilitation some critics say will be costlier to society as they will go out and reoffend and, they are not employed and pay taxes. Rehabilitation is also a punishment which should improve the offender's behaviour and stop them committing crimes. Advocates of rehabilitation state prison does not work; however, critics of rehabilitation state prison does work as the criminal cannot commit a crime against the public while incarcerated (Cavadino, 2007 p 36/56).
In reality, it doesn’t deter crime or lead to a safer environment. Curfews are ineffective, and do not fulfil their purpose. Curfews are often put in place to keep someone under the age of 18 from leaving their homes in the periods curfews are made effective (“Teen Curfews Should…”). This would ideally, deter teenage crime. The thing curfews are trying to prove is that restricting youths, forcing them to stay in their houses will decrease crime (Harrington).
The people mentioned in this article, such as Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo and Marilou Danley (Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend), feel shocked that anything like this could even happen, as do I and most of America. Marilou Danley described her boyfriend to be, “a kind, caring man” (Winsor and Jacobo 2017), she believed him to be incapable of hatred and hurting people. I believe that this event will change security measures at hotels and will cause people to be extremely diligent in crowds and sceptical of people’s motives. Also, I believe that no matter how many regulations the government puts on guns, criminals will find away around them and use these weapons for harmful activities. When this investigation is over I hope that the government will enforce laws more proactively and help bring closer to the families involved in this tragic
As he spends more time at the North Hills Group Home and the rehabilitation centers it is helping Reef not to fall back into his original habits. The quote “Once a criminal, always a criminal” should not be used as they characterize all law breakers, reminding us that certain individuals can learn from their mistakes, reconsidering that criminals can change. A change in lifestyle can affect criminals attitude & mind in a positive way. At the beginning, Reef was sentenced to North Hills Group Home. Reef was limited on such things like his constant swearing and being able to go
Overcrowding Prisons Prisons are overcrowded throughout the nation. The number of incarceration is rapidly increasing. Innocent prisoners are taking up space, and money is crucial. Prisoners are competing and struggling for a living. Therefore our two choices are to release the prisoners, or overcrowd them into jail.
Because they have expanded their role and can offer options for those on probation and those charged with a crime, this supports current initiatives to prevent putting everyone in jail or prison (Latessa & Smith, 2011). These homes are focused on reintegration and not just rehabilitation; furthering the effectiveness they provide communities and offenders (Latessa & Smith, 2011). Finally, the costs on taxpayers are far better going to community residential programs than compared to the cost of incarceration (Latessa & Smith,
Do curfews keep teens out of trouble? Many teens would probably say that having a curfew really doesn’t help with keeping them out of trouble but I would say it does. Many teens have curfew already due to the state not allowing them to be past 11 on a school night. Many of the curfews are for them be home safely. They want the teens to be out of trouble.
The officers said that it frees up their time during curfew hours to do other police work. Consequently, kids do not go out because they know they will get in trouble. This response shows that the cities think that kids would stay at home because otherwise they will get in trouble, but actually, it is creating a temptation to sneak out. Accordingly, this may be the reason for teenagers to commit crime. Mayor Jerry Abramson of Louisville, chairman of the Mayors conference task force on youth violence, said the survey showed