Because they have expanded their role and can offer options for those on probation and those charged with a crime, this supports current initiatives to prevent putting everyone in jail or prison (Latessa & Smith, 2011). These homes are focused on reintegration and not just rehabilitation; furthering the effectiveness they provide communities and offenders (Latessa & Smith, 2011). Finally, the costs on taxpayers are far better going to community residential programs than compared to the cost of incarceration (Latessa & Smith,
Jail cells can be a bit solitary and confined, and are intended to be a punishment for adults not teenagers. Creating academies or institutions would be to all of our benefit because recreational instructors, counselors and psychologists would be at their disposal to help them engage into becoming better citizens. The interaction with other juveniles with the same background and experiences will help them mend their problems and become more open to voicing their problems. Closing opinion * Restatement &
Focusing on the youth instead of the crime with resources for the purpose of equipping them to succeed will help our juveniles reenter society. Inputting structured programs and guidelines is much more promising for succeeding rather than face the devastating effects of being housed in adult prison systems. Juveniles should not be treated as adults. They are juveniles in our court system. Revealing their errors of their ways with proper guidance and showing them the correct path to follow, an awareness is being shown of their wrongful actions.
As he spends more time at the North Hills Group Home and the rehabilitation centers it is helping Reef not to fall back into his original habits. The quote “Once a criminal, always a criminal” should not be used as they characterize all law breakers, reminding us that certain individuals can learn from their mistakes, reconsidering that criminals can change. A change in lifestyle can affect criminals attitude & mind in a positive way. At the beginning, Reef was sentenced to North Hills Group Home. Reef was limited on such things like his constant swearing and being able to go
There’s a multitude of things that need to be repaired in our system, and prison is one of them. Prison reform is an important issue because we need to take care of everyone and with the way we treat criminals, we do not see them as equal. We need to assess illegal acts correctly instead of trying to put people in jail for the rest of their lives. We also need to work more on how we try to rehabilitate people. Instead of barring convicts off from the rest of us, we need to teach them how to integrate, so they can live better lives than they did
The criminal justice approach looks at removing the offender from society as a way of protecting the public from potential further victimisation. Incarceration also acts as a deterrent to others, particularly where a more severe sentence is imposed. The situational approach goes on to discuss which security measures are most effective in protecting the home, for example, a burglar alarm in itself can be seen to be ineffective compared to having locks and doors on the windows. It also explains that a suggestion of occupancy deters an offender because of the increased risk. Signs of social cohesion, such as Neighbourhood Watch, also help prevent domestic burglary as it increases the detection rates.
Aggressive behaviour may negatively influence other inmates and other people working within the prison such as prison wardens and health care professionals working within the facility. The presence of aggressive prisoners may make these people stressed and depressed. So, giving chlorpromazine to reduce aggressive behaviour may be necessary to ensure the safety of the wardens as well as other inmates if other methods prove unsuccessful. To conclude, the disadvantages of chlorpromazine use in prison greatly outweigh the benefits it brings. It can be considered as an option for certain cases but other more effective measures should be considered to tackle the problem regarding the aggressive behaviours of prison inmates.
Bastoy prison prioritizes rehabilitation as the primary strategy to reduce the risk of future murdering, rather than punish the murderers (Ugelvik & Dullum, 2012). This is because they believe that reducing the risk of reoffending is the most important things to do and if it is failed, what is the point of punishment. For Foucault, “the punishment were intended not to efface a crime, but to prevent its repetition.” Hence, Bastoy aims to instill the values of responsibility, trust, accountability and leadership. It is proven to be effective because the recidivism rates for Bastoy prison are just 16% compared to the rate in the U.S. which is 60% (Ugelvik & Dullum, 2012). The conditions of confinement are focusing on reducing the risk that a murderer will return to commit the murder after they are being released.
Having individuals locked up and hidden from society is not the right way to go about punishment. Instead the correctional system should guide and mentor those convicted and should help alter their behavior so that they are more suitable to live in society. Sentencing someone to prison without giving them the tools to correct the behavior that was problematic in the first place actually defeats the purpose of the punishment because the individual will likely repeat the same offense over
There are a multitude of things that need to be repaired in our system, and prison is one of them. Prison reform is an important issue because we need to take care of everyone and with the way we treat criminals, we do not see them as equal. We need to assess illegal acts correctly instead of trying to put people in jail for the rest of their lives. We also need to work more on how we try to rehabilitate people. Instead of barring convicts off from the rest of us, we need to teach them how to integrate, so they can live better lives than they did
The main purpose for our criminal justice system should be to stop future crime. General deterrence would be a good way to set an example to communities who disobey the law. Allowing bystanders to see the punishments of crime will instill fear into them, causing them not to repeat the crime they witness. Specific deterrence allows for criminals to still be in society, but every time they think about doing something illegal they will have a negative feeling. These method focusses on educative function allowing people to learn from their mistakes and preventing further complications.
When a judge is considering sentencing to convict an offender specific deterrence should be more valuable than general deterrence but both are needed in the sentencing process. For the offender not to reoffend specific deterrence need to be embedded to determine the certainty of the crime. So the offender will not commit the same crime twice. Overall doing the sentencing process the judge have the right to use this offender specific deterrence to promote general deterrence to the public. This will allow other to fear the consequences and possibly punishment if they commit this specific crime.
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
I’m referring to the medium to lesser charges, including drug charges and immigration. There is a whole spectrum however of those lesser charges those inmates could benefit from in this way of prison education. In conclusion, a change must be made to the way government runs the prisons and what could be beneficial to make this change and what is currently not working. The number of inmates is one of those changes that could be extremely beneficial, not only to society but also to those specific individuals who have minor charges and deserve a second chance. The women and men that do ever get this second chance at life, truly never get a real second chance if they are not assisted with tools to