In today’s society drugs are seen is bad and un-ethical. However, it is just the perspective on how everyone views society. If we are told something is wrong, and see someone doing it, you are more likely to be the one to “point the finger.” Yes, drug legalization sounds horrible and of course it would be considered un-ethical but this is what we need to change. We need to change our perspective on certain matters and need to focus on the more important issues in our society. Decriminalization is the lessening of criminal penalties in relation to certain acts, perhaps retroactively, though perhaps regulated permits or fines might still apply.
The aim of mental health courts is to connect people with mental illness, that display deviant behavior, to mental health resources and social services that can better deal with cases such as these as an option for individuals who need to be treated more than they need to be imprisoned (A Promising Alternative, 2011). One good reason to creating drug and mental health courts in a community is their goal to problem solve rather than just push defendants through the conveyor belt or revolving door
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.
The truth of the matter is it does the opposite and needs to be banned. One reason why Curfew should be eliminated is it targets the wrong people. Experts have said that little criminal activity happens overnight which proves that most of the kids that are being kept inside are not looking to break any laws. In Ferguson and Baltimore police blamed teens for most of the problems but their logs showed that most
Which then makes it harder for the officer to gain control. If the officer cannot gain control of the problem, then either the officer will be injured or the suspect will get away. According to Ken Wallentine, police rarely use force; so why would you take away and reduce their ability to use force, when it 's rarely used. Most often individuals who say police use too much are often talking about officers who lack the necessary education. So under those circumstances simply provide more training instead of wanted the law enforcement to reduce the amount of force can they use.
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).
Judge didn’t feel that the offender should serve time based on his anger. Another step alternatives to traditional prosecution is post incarceration diversion. Post incarceration diversion is A structured treatment or program typically reserved for chronic low-level offenders immediately following their release from incarceration that is aimed at getting these offenders to stop committing crimes. An example of post incarceration diversion is, when they send juveniles to scared straight programs to get them to stop committing crimes. Another step alternatives to traditional prosecution is, deferred sentencing.
This sentence is to eliminate preventable death tolls nationwide. The theory of deterrence is that people who do wrong will fear punishment, causing them to act within the law. There are two different types of criminal deterrence, specific and general. Specific deterrence focuses on lessening the probability of having a repeat offender. The Three Strikes Law plays in accordance with this type of deterrence.
Another factor to consider is that not all crimes result in the immediate arrest and conviction with the guarantee of apprehension; therefore, the overall deterrence effect becomes reduced. A scholar in crime and punishment, Michael Tory states, “At the very least, macro-level research on deterrent effects should test the null hypothesis of no effect rather than the price theory assumption that offenders’ behaviours will change in response to changes in legal threats” (3). Tough on crime policies and an increased severity on punishment will not advocate for the desired deterrence affects. Instead, our current criminal justice system seems to actively ignore the failing legislatures and laws that feed into increased recidivism rates. Yes,
For example, with the War on Drugs, “many policymakers insist that legalizing drugs is unthinkable” (Best 221). In fact, according to Best, “maintaining a strong commitment to the prohibition of drugs may not have particularly positive instrumental effects”. Yet, “they affirm society’s commitment to sobriety and other moral principles” (Best 221). Similarly, with the War on Terror, people who appear to express criminal activity are prosecuted because policymakers adopt positions associated with values that support structure in the society (Best 221). Furthermore, some crimes may be considered more harmful than others because the values that the crimes break weigh heavier than other values.
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.
For the most part, individuals with a severe mental illness are not violent and thus, placing gun restraints on everyone with a severe mental illness would not target the correct subgroup that would most likely conduct violence (McGinty et al., 2013). Another concern about banning weapons from people with severe mental illness is that the policies cause the population to develop harmful ideas about individuals with severe mental illness (McGinty et al., 2013. Consequently, people with severe mental illness do not go into treatment (McGinty et al., 2013). Misconceptions about severe mental illness are not the only contributors to stigma; labels can also have a large effect on how the general population feels about those with severe mental
The criminals who think they can get away with their crimes, also think that they will not be executed if convicted. 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
a. Victims of lighter crimes were more readily to cooperate in the process versus those of high distress victims. After conferences or mediations, the high distress victims were far more likely to remain angry and fearful of the offenders (Daly, 2015). b. Victims from graver crimes may not view the restorative justice system as beneficial.
1: I disagree on the author point of view that there should be minimum sentences, because this will send wrong massage to drug addict people. 2: Though sentences will raise the fear to people and they will avoid using it. 1: I fully agree with author that there should be proper rehabilitation program for drug offender inmates so that they can return to society again and fully give up the drug uses. 1: I agree that some private jails’ guidance are not good. 2: They don‘t give much time on them and they do not give proper guidance to inmates.