Rehabilitation of prisoners is an extremely difficult effort. Inmates are segregated from the general public and forced to live in a society where crime is a way of life. For many, time spent behind bars will push them farther into a life of crime, but for others, the horrors of prison life and the lessons they learn there are enough to convince them to do anything possible to never become imprisoned
“The proven re-offending rate for adult offenders released from custody in 2014 was 45.5%.” This shows that the re-offending two years ago, was a big issue, the statistics were only done for adult offenders. Therefore, there is a lot of teenagers re-offending and committing more violent crimes. I believe that prison is a good place to keep violent offenders, and not offenders who have committed the crime because they were desperate for food or medicine. Prison keeps the violent offenders away from the public, and the public feels safe.
Recidivism and prison reentry has caused a challenge in the criminal justice system for many years. The reason that recidivism has caused a huge impact on prison reentry is because when a ex-prisoner is released back into the community, theres’s no guarantee that the ex-prisoner will not relapse and commit a new crime. The criminal justice should create better regulation to reduce recidivism in prison reentry. I think one regulation should be that prison rehabilitation programs should include programs that aim to help immates cope in the community when they’re released from prison. After prisoner’s are released from prison, I think offenders should continue with rehabilitation programs by choice or under community supervision.
Additionally, police could push perpetrators in the moment for their motives, as someone may not be inclined to initially admit to having a racial bias and committing a crime because of it. Police could do a better job to get the full picture on why a perpetrator committed a crime. This likely would require more training for police officers to recognize and understand racially motivated bias. Lastly, the Federal government specifically the Department of Justice could aid in the fight against hate crime by providing the funds and resources necessary. Specifically funds and resources
Police officers are meant to enforce the law, but why in some cases, does the law not adhere to them? With that being said, police officers need to be held accountable for such intolerable acts and need to be shown some sort of punishment because too many innocent men, women, and even kids are paying the price for the officers’ mistakes. As a way to try to prevent police brutalities and misconduct, body-worn cameras have been issued to document the behavior of police officers. This might have sounded like a good idea to stop police brutality, but in reality it had little effect and simply publicized the fact that police are abusing their power.
Police officers may need to use deadly force in certain situations when they are trying to enforce the law These police officers are people that risk their lives every day for people they don't even know. Many times these criminals are using deadly forces against them. The public needs to know they are safe. Police should possess weapons of deadly force. Instead of using deadly force, use of non- lethal weapons like tasers or tranquilizers allow a criminal to be taken in for questioning which could be positive in some situations.
Changing criminal behavior, not pausing it while incarcerated is what is needed to keep the public safe, making offenders aware of the destruction they have caused to society, and making them accountable via treatment programs and discipline. Unfortunately, upon release an offender may have set backs, being in a structured, disciplined environment, followed by complete freedom may prove bad for some. Many halfway houses are located far away from an offender’s residence, therefore even if employment is secured during treatment when released they return home to no job, or support, and are put back in the same situation. Community support is imperative in the effectiveness of halfway houses, sadly, many communities refuse halfway houses in their communities, lack of education and fear have been a huge
That is the reason for the “three strikes rule” meaning that if you are a convicted felon and have prosecuted for two felonies, the third time you incur a felony you will receive a harsh punishment. And that is the way it should be if you keep doing the same thing over and over that you have punished for it means you aren’t going to
The justice system in the United States of America is not fair. Michelle Alexander writes a great article “Locked Up In America” describing how people gets into the justice system and how their life is when coming out of jail. People that are convicted of any crime they are labeled as criminals and felons. Criminals does not get properly punished for their crimes if they did they wouldn’t be so many people going in and out of jail. The justice system should have different ways of punishing a person according to the crime they commit, just by putting them in jail and assuming that is going to change them is not a good way of going about that.
Intensive Supervision Programs are ineffective at reducing prison overcrowding, reducing correctional spending, expanding the sanctions available for law violators, enhancing public safety, creating a less punitive environment than prison, and lastly promoting the rehabilitation of offenders. ISP’s began to sweep the nation around the 1980’s and 1990’s in order to assist with prison overcrowding and correctional spending. This program was also designed for offenders who deserve more than parole, but not necessarily prison. Many obstacle’s came with the development of Intensive Supervision Programs including how to determine if these programs are effective or not. There are many type of offenders, ranging in multiple ages and committing various crimes.
Other programs are Orientation to the institution and faith-based and veteran dorms. Work assignments are also an important program to prison life. By using Operational assignments to perform everyday prison activities and Community operations the prisoners are allowed to work and earn a wage. This is lead by the PIECP who work with real world industries to provide prisoners work opportunities. Federal Prison Industries and UNICOR help in this initiative.
The way to stop people from committing horrific acts is to not say how bad the punishment will be, but to have a more effective police force laying down the
Since both the frisk and search was not reasonable or lawful, under the Fourth Amendment, this would be considered a violation and such evidence seized from Christina should be suppressed. The danger that would result if the court decided against my arguments is that there would be more police brutality. Although the concern that correlates with public safety is that there would be high crime rates, we need to find a way to balance public safety and an individual’s freedom. More often than not in today’s society, police officers are over using their power and often get away with it. As a result, people of color or Latinos are often the ones who suffer, since they are the targets.
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.
Recidivism has become a huge issue within the criminal justice system. This refers to an offender who have relapsed by re-offending, and ending up back behind bars. The criminal justice system has been given the responsibility to look beneath the surface of the individual, and try to figure out what is really going on in their personal lives. By digging deeper into the person’s past, present, and future, you are able to help these individuals with the necessary treatment to help them become rehabilitated and lower the recidivism rate. I believe that in order to help rehabilitate these individuals’ and to lower the recidivism rate there needs to be more educational resources, community resources, and funding provided to the offenders to