Is the threat of being arrested larger than the threat of not affording food for yourself or your children? And has the amount of sex workers decreased at all since laws were put in place? In this essay I will attempt to explain why decriminalizing selling sex is a more humane option, with a focus on the United Kingdom. Preventing violence For as long as we have had civilization, there has been people willing to pay for sex, and for as long as we have had poverty, there has been people willing to do anything to get out of it. This is the first and foremost reason why criminalization doesn 't work.
After reading both articles about incarceration, I am in more support of the article The Greatest Correctional Myth: Winning the War on Crime Through Incarceration. There are many reasons as to why I chose to support the claims made in this article. Firstly, almost everyone who has been previously incarcerated or is currently incarcerated will eventually be released back into society. With that being said, the way our correctional system is set up is not beneficial for those released convicts. Having individuals locked up and hidden from society is not the right way to go about punishment.
Selective incapacitation targets a specific type of offender, the type that is generally dangerous and more likely to continue offending outside of prison. Their prison sentences may be lengthier because of their unstable characteristics. There is a problem with selective incapacitation though; discrimination between races and ethnic minorities happen because they are more commonly found to be in the selective incapacitation approach. The other more expansionist approach is general incapacitation where the broad use of imprisonment is utilized “to achieve large gains in crime prevention by locking away even minor offenders” (Alarid & Reichel, 2017, p. 20). However, with this approach, the problem posed is overpredicting which results in avoidable long sentences for a population that would generally not
Another step alternatives to traditional prosecution is, deferred sentencing. Deferred sentencing is a twist on deferred prosecution that puts off sentencing instead of putting off charges. An example of deferred sentencing is an offender who is arrested for selling and using meth, and as a requirement they need to plead guilty to there charge and complete a court mandated treatment program. Along with the mandated treatment programs, the courts will expunged there charges as long as they complete it. Another step alternatives to traditional prosecution is, the Drug treatment alternative to prison
It is necessary for those who refuse to accept unjust administration of punishment. Capital punishment is often justified by saying that by executing the murders birth of new murders would be prevented. Executions especially when they are more painful and public create a sense of horror and halts those tempted towards criminality to violate laws. In countries such as Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Nigeria and New York crime rates are exceptionally high and this affects the population there. The police also works inefficiently in these countries and the criminals easily escape from punishments.
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).
Many people have struggled for years with being addicted to drugs and have been sent to jail for it rather than getting treatment. There’s also been lots of violence because of the drug trafficking, which has been a worry some issue in some countries. Despite all that, there has been evidence for a change. The Global Community can win the Drug War because with a new approach and a few modifications, we can stop the chaos and help those in need. One thing that could possibly help is that if they made drugs legal, we could easily help stop most of the issues between individuals.
Some see the death penalty as the correct punishment for severe crimes such as dealing drugs or murder, but others believe that the death penalty would let these criminals off to easy as they wouldn't have to live the rest of their sentence, or even life, in prison. Listener relevance: this punishment is currently being considered in the united states, included in the White House Opioid Crisis Plan. One of the reasons people want to keep the death penalty is that it’s “the ultimate warning”. They believe that administering the death penalty on a criminal will deter others from committing the same crime because they will see what the consequence is. Another reason some believe the death penalty is the correct punishment for drug dealers is because the drugs they sold could have caused someones overdose and they should suffer the punishment for their
“I support the death penalty because I believe, if administered swiftly and justly, capital punishment is a deterrent against future violence and will save other innocent lives" (Bush). George W. Bush is trying to emphasize the importance of the Death Penalty because it contributes to many factors in society. The Death Penalty is an action that is taken upon by the Government, which legally terminates the life of a convict due to his heinous crimes. There are many groups and individuals who have different views on the Death Penalty, although, it creates a huge impact towards the ones affected by the case. Those individuals who are against the punishment don’t realize how crucial the crimes that convicts commit and the amount of damage they have caused.
A huge problem across the nation is that offenders are returning to prison after previously being convicted of a crime. This may not seem like a big deal, but this shows that our prisons are failing us on the one thing the system promises to do, which is to keep us safe. Prison is supposed to be a place where we use deterrence to try and keep people from doing illegal things, but obviously it is not working. Since recidivism is such a huge issue, we need to find the issue and figure out how to resolve it to better our country and our people. First, let’s discuss the economic aspect of recidivism.
The article explains how sexual assault continues to be a problem until this very day. When someone is sexually assaulted, it is very hard for them to cope with the fact that someone has touched them in the wrong way. For the ones who commits the assault, it will only become worse for them. A National Study says, “The main source of inmates’ knowledge of prison sex appears to come from their conversations with other inmates”(Response to the Prison Rape Elimination Act). Some inmates could portray the role of acting as if they are there for the victim to talk to, but there are other things that could result from this.
A broken finger is a minor, non-life threatening injury, and could have occurred while the prisoner resisted the officers. If the prisoner decides to file a petition in court, he could use the Whitley v Albers case as a precedent and the eighth Amendment’s cruel and unusual punishment along with excessive force to argue his case. 2. A prisoner was prescribed medications that made him feel unpleasant, but prison officials forced him to take the medications regardless of his protests. This inmate has a case against prison officials
“America’s Unjust Sex Laws” is an editorial published in the Economist that argues that America’s laws for sex offenders is too stringent. The author makes tenacious arguments that gets the reader thinking, however most of the arguments that were made I contest with. “America’s Unjust Sex Laws” argues that the sex offender laws in America are too harsh. It begins by discussing “Megan’s Laws” and the Adam Walsh Act of 2006 to describe the current sex offender laws. The author then goes on to discuss how large the sex-offender registry is in order to support their first point that harsh penalties shouldn’t be imposed for minor crimes.
Essentially the purpose of this bill is to lessen the punishment on minors who are forced into sex trafficking, while helping to provide them with recovery programs that are stated in other bills. Along with this, the bill also harshens the punishments for those who solicit the victims and the victimizers alike. If this bill is passed and made a law one of the limitations that will be lifted off of a victim of trafficking is that they can report the crime without any set date. Currently victims can’t report the crime if it is more than 5 years ago. This bill is so states can adopt safe habor laws which basically make sure that a trafficking victim is treated as a victim not a criminal and is given the proper help they need.
Few manuals exist to help diagnose a patient mental health and these are the International Classification Disease and Related Health Problems (ICD-10-CM) and DSM or known as the diagnostic and statistical manual. These diagnostic materials have huge impact on are legal and political issues today. Sexual Predators who have been incarcerated also deemed to suffer from paraphilic mental disorder are now allowed to have indefinite preventive civil commitment for criminals who have completed their prison sentence. This means that the states can decide whether or not to keep sexual predator locked up beyond their prison sentence, that they think is high risk rejoining society and might commit another crime. While mental health caregivers used ICD’s and DSM’s to diagnose a patient, the criminal justice system also uses the DSM’s as a legal basis for sentencing and committing sexually motivated criminals to psychiatric care.