They want to make sure when punishing an immoral act, there is benefit to society. Shaw says this because utilitarianism does give established laws and reasoning behind them. Shaw also says that Utilitarians say that our system of punishment as it functions, succeeds in rehabilitating many convicts and discourages them from future mistakes. his reasons for saying this. I think that Utilitarians favor exploring the alternatives because doing something to someone, even a criminal, who has committed a heinous crime, morally wrong, and two wrongs do not make a right, it is setting the wrong view for society.
The first step to fixing a problem, however, is to admit that there is a problem that needs to be addressed. We all know that our system is flawed, the real concern is how do we fix it? I do not believe that there is a way to completely fix the issues; instead, I believe that we would only minimize the injustice that currently exists. The first contact that an offender has with the criminal justice system tends to begin with a police officer. By having more defined policies and procedures emplaced at police departments, the biases that we have can be controlled and minimized significantly.
Giving an offender the wrong intensity of treatment for their risk level, such as high intensity treatment to a low-risk individual, can have negative effects since a low-risk offender may already have protective factors in place. Another pro of the RNR model is that it has the advantage of targeting dynamic issues that are directly linked with a crime; This allows treatment to adhere to problems that may decrease future
This ideology could also bring up another problem that could be a direct cause of this program, and that would be a rise in crime. A huge reason for crime deterrence in our country is knowing that if you do commit a crime, you will be handled and dealt with, in a swift manner that is justified for the violence you have commited. For most people, the thought of punishment, and or death is enough to deter someone for committing a serious violent crime. If you were to add to our society the possibility of losing your life for a reason that is “justified” to our country, even though you have committed no wrongdoing, would increase the likelihood of someone commiting a crime solely because they know there is a chance in their death without any wrong doing on their
As such, the public should have more sway in the decision making process for proper punishment for the officers in question. Furthermore, the details of the investigation should be made public so that the law enforcement agency employing the offender cannot pull punches in regards to their punishment. In effect this would lower the chances of negative police deviance as there would be no room for making a horrendous decision that affects the life of another individual. This is not to mention the fact that such a public disgrace goes beyond the slap on the wrist that the agency usually attempts to use. It would single out the offender and keep the agencies public face intact as opposed to giving every officer a bad name as a result of a few bad
In my opinion, the positive aspect of this research is that the author gained the trust of the gang members, while at the same time, the negative aspect of it, is that he had to witness the illegal activities which he (presumably) could or did not report. In know that researchers have certain ethical/responsibility to uphold, however, in this scenario, I would think that the author’s life would be in danger if he reports these illegal activities that he’s
The differences The due process model is pegged on the belief that it would be better if a criminal found innocent goes free rather than have one innocent person in jail. On the other hand, the crime control model argues that it is better to have a innocent person detained, questioned, tried and found innocent then let free than have a society full of criminals roaming
However, Devlin and his beliefs on human action fall short in situations in which a person’s behavior causes no harm. From a utilitarian standpoint no individual’s happiness is diminished and the potential for a society’s moral principles to crumble based off of this one action is unjustified. It is also presumptuous to assume that the behavior of one individual will eventually influence others. This concern of widespread adoption is simply one of an infinite number of realities that may develop for this society. In this same
Criminal Justice today is extremely important from how someone is prosecuted to how someone is helped in a situation. If there was not a Criminal Justice system, people would not know right from wrong. If they did it wouldn’t matter as much, they would still do as they pleased. Criminal justice isn’t just to correct people for doing wrong, it is also to protect people at the time and in the future. In order to do the above, there have to be different levels of authority.
The murder cases can be related to the Criminal Procedures, Section 5 in chapter 10. In all three of the cases, there was a mention that when the policemen had gotten a call at the station from witnesses or bystanders, they had a probable cause to go and investigate the crime scenes and search households of the accused defendant. Usually there would be a need for a warrant, but because of the bystanders and evidence that were shown (surveillance camera, audio record, witnesses, etc), policemen are able to go and investigate without a need to get a warrant. All of the evidence that was presented to the people of the court were obtained legally and to be established that the defendant’s guilt is “beyond a reasonable doubt.” For Johnathan Sanchez murder trial, there were many stolen goods that were involved before
Real action is helping people be equal. So, starting a food bank and making sure people are fed or working for equal wages or getting rid of the box the denies past incarcerations the ability to get a job are all ways that the playing field is equalized and that people have a voice. There is nothing that is violent about a food bank, yet it is one of the most basic needs being met. In Los Angeles last year, there have been lots of protests. In the protest, they normally stand against the police shootings, when a police officer has killed an innocent person.
Law enforcement has many tools they use to when determining how to approach a call. Whether the call is a traffic stop, a domestic call, or looking for a suspect to a crime. They all use their experience and judgement or better known as police discretion. Officers use their years of experience and knowledge to decide how to approach a situation. They have to come up with strategies to deal with each situation.