Nowadays, we could think that the world is an amazing place where thanks to laws everyone can enjoy their live in peace. however, it is not like that, eventhougt there are thousends of laws that should protect people fom iniquities, they just protect mayorities on the population leaving the weak and small groups without legal support. The thought shared by Dr. Martin Luther King on the Letter from Birmingham Jail "An unjust law is a code that a numerical or power majority group compels a minority group to obey but does not make binding on itself", this shows how back in the twenty century laws were not exactly created thinking ethically, and a century after that there are still unjust laws. An example of legal but not ethical law is the
America's prisons are overpopulated and the population is growing each year with increased drug activities. Low level drug offenders, comprised of 39 percent of the overall prison population. In the article " Department of Justice low-level drug offenders: a defense perspective" defines low-level drug offender as one who has been convicted drug trafficking offense but has no prior commitment, history of violence, known involvement of sophisticated criminal activity, significant "public risk factor," and pending detainer (Katz 28) . This group isn't hardened criminals and don't live a life of crime; rather they are motivated by profit. They are less likely to return to prison when compared to hardened criminals.
I have always had an interest in the criminal justice field, but my greatest influence was in the eighth grade when a police officer, Michael Owens, gave me my first ever West Virginia Legal Codes book. By giving me this book, he influenced me a lot. He showed me that I could do anything I set my mind and that he believed in me, just by giving me a simple book. Since then, I have committed to my decision of becoming a lawyer and is why I now take Criminal Justice courses at my local technical school.
Do ex-convicts deserve a second chance? Ernest Martinez believes that for some convicts their crime was “a matter of poor judgment rather than of faulty character.” Martinez wrote an essay targeted at Hispanic business owner to persuade them to hire or give a second chance to ex-convicts. Martinez’ fails to create a compelling essay because of his use of the word ‘people’ in the title, his use of diction, and his extreme disconnect between paragraphs.
Some families experience different forms of abuse. In David French’s play Leaving Home, the father gets abusive when his children don't listen to him. Even though Jacob can be verbally and physically abusive, I feel sorry for him because the family keeps secrets from him and he can’t effectively communicate his feelings. One of the reasons why i feel sorry for jacob is because he's younger son, bill a keeps his engagement a secret from from him. jacob finds out about the engagement by finding rings receipt in the garbage.
Administration of parole is divided into two divisions: the independent model and consolidated model. Although each model is fairly different from one another, in both models probation services are sometimes combined with parole services in a single statewide agency. Under the independent model the parole board is responsible for making release and revocation decisions, as well as supervising the parolee. Consolidated model is similar but in this type of administration the board makes release and revocation decisions and the supervision of the parolee is under the direction of different agencies. The parole board has a tremendous amount of responsibility when dealing with parolee because they have to generate public support acceptance.
Hi I agree with your cost assessment involving jailed inmates, but not as most people imagine prison cost. My concern is with the private corporations that profit from jailing US citizens, it is business model aimed at legally embezzling American taxpayer dollars, these corporations deploy few ethics in their day to day business practice. Being only concerned with keeping their facility at, or near capacity. Consequently, unsavory governing officials scramble to meet contractual “lockup quotas.” Taxpayers pay for any empty beds should crime rates fall under quota.
Solitary confinement, in my opinion, is cruel and unusual punishment. If there was not a mental-health crisis in America, and there was in fact a rehabilitation-focused prison system, solitary confinement would be greatly reduced and used much more sparingly. What is the point of driving people to madness by putting them in isolation? It would be so much cheaper for tax payers to change the system to a more effective one that actually reduces
During the early stages of the criminal justice system, policymakers realized that children who are involved in delinquency, tend to mature and become productive members of society. To aid these individuals in their rehabilitation, it is important that their past transgressions remain in the past. The concept of expungement is the “removal of a conviction from a person’s criminal record”(Kessler, 2015,p.409). The term of expungement does not mean that the records are destroyed. The records are not completely removed they are still used for law enforcement purposes.
In America there is an large number of American teens that are serving life in prison without a chance at parole, but it is with good reason although people may argue the fact that teens still have undeveloped minds I think they have the common sense to know that in no way is it okay to take away someone's life away and some people say that everyone deserves a second chance and they learn from there mistakes but how comfortable would you be knowing you next door neighbor is a murderer? Also you have to take into account that that person apparently thought someone else shouldn't be able to live another day on this earth so why should that person be able to ever walk free on our earth again, doing such actions as if they are a god of some kind is unfathomable, but a big part in the sides is perspective because people like me who want to live in the