In conclusion, The 8th amendment is something that needs changed. It should say that ¨if someone commits a crime, an equal punishment shall be given in return.¨ I have three reasons to support my claim, one of which is the fact that criminals have to easy of a punishment. Another is that my version of the amendment is fair. My last one is that if someone is doing a small crime they get an even smaller punishment, so you need to up the punishment. That is my
We would lose regard for human beings. Then the struggle would become a mechanical thing. When you lose your sense of life and justice, you lose your strength,” the text talks about how if we decide to use violence it comes with other unforeseen repercussions and goes into detail of what these consequences are. The references to time provide a contrast and traits of similarity in order to further reinforce Chavez's supportive stance on nonviolence. The use Dr. King, Gandhi and mentions of history in itself provide an ethic to the writer by point out past examples that have proved to be key in rebellions and
They want all to pay for their actions and believe many get away with to much so punishment is key to correction. The only similarity between these two reform arguments is that the child gets the consequence, whether they are sent away for help or locked up in prison with older more serious
Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), holds an important position in the United States law history of suspects, giving some the right to preserve their innocence and others the chance to remain silent even if they are guilty.To be a free, just nation, there lies many important responsibilities upon the lawmakers of the nation, which leads them to consider every single fact relating an individual’s rights. I personally give my stance in the favour of this decision. There are many important cases related to fundamental rights of fairness of the suspects in the United States history such as “Mapp v. Ohio, 1961, Gideon v. Wainwright, 1963 and Escobedo v. Illinois, 1964, but Miranda v. Arizona was granted the top position by U.S. government. Ernesto Miranda was arrested in 1963, being charged of kidnapping and rape. He confessed his crime, within his two hour interrogation.
Francis T. Cullen Assessing the Penal Harm Movement Explain the rise of the penal harm movement. How does this relate to broader issues in corrections today? The key rationale behind corrections is to punish law breakers while also reforming offenders to be constructive in society. However, the utilization of the penal harm movement, and the unintended consequences that arose from this movement suggests otherwise. This deliberate measure has deteriorated the main purpose of correctional facilities.
Someone under terrible and extreme issues may not have the ability to handle the unfair and harsh punishments given to them. Some people believe the mental illness should only be taken into consideration when the time of sentencing presents. This shows how some states chose to abolish the insanity defense and replace it with the GBMI, which carries a penalty of crime. The GBMI allows the time of imprisonment to become varied; the defendant can prove he or she no longer classifies as mentally ill after the treatment in order to have freedom from jail (Semaje). This is especially important to promote the safety of the public, for the defendant’s rights and society.
Colson Capital Punishment: A Personal Statement Charles W. Colson was imprisoned for his role in the Watergate scandal and uses his faith to justify capital punishment in the most extreme cases, such that is proportional to the crime committed. Summary Charles W. Colson makes many fine points about the support of the use of capital punishment. He quotes many bible passages including (Acts 25:11) when he states “If… I am guilty of doing anything deserving death, I do not refuse to die,” (Paul). Essentially, Colson believes that one must accept the proper punishment for their wrongdoings, even if that is death, and that “by not punishing moral evil the authorities are not performing their God-appointed responsibility in society,”(Colson). He also calls attention to “...the fundamental truth of biblical anthropology: the soul that sins must die; sin incurs a debt that must be paid.” Colson has also argued the sacredness of human life.
According to Valerie Wright, author of "Deterrence in Criminal Justice", society seems to agree with the old adage that there should be minimum mandatory sentences for crimes. This "stance" on crime is society 's deterrence for would-be criminals to know that if they do the crime, they will do some time (1). The question though that begs to be asked is: should prison sentences for nonviolent offenders be rehabilitative in nature? Should the "three strikes you are out rule" be applicable for those that commit nonviolent crimes? Should these sentences be altered to provide rehabilitation services, such as community service, probation or some sort of supervised out-patient treatment?
The focus of this perspective is also on the offender. It involves harsh punishment for those who break the law. The thought is that the harsher the punishment is, the less likely someone would want commit a crime. This group of people want abolish legal restrictions on law enforcement, suchlike profiling people. Another thing they would like to accomplish is to diminish the exclusionary rule.
In In Cold Blood, Truman Capote conveys the message that the death penalty can be used wrongly and unjustly. Capote conveys through his novel that the way in which death penalty convicts are tried and convicted is unjust and that there should be a much more straight forward way in which they are convicted and sometimes sentenced to