The author also states that because manufacturer’s are no longer providing correctional centers with the drugs, the states are considering bringing execution methods from centuries ago back in practice. Alternative execution methods such as the electric chair are being considered. The discontinued legal drugs and shortage has caused secrecy in how the drugs are obtained. Because correctional centers are buying drugs from the Indian black market illegally, the Drug Enforcement Administration
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.
Sexual assault and rape are serious social and widespread health issues. Women are overwhelmingly the victims of these actions, while men are nearly always the perpetrators. This can be proven when analyzing how women clearly do not experience equality in regards to gender hierarchy, the prevalent abuse of power by men in the workplace, and the underreporting of sexual violence and how it is rarely seriously prosecuted. In regard
The issue of the death penalty is becoming excessively actual nowadays, especially due to the idea of humanization. Both the supporters as well as the opponents of the death penalty are claiming that their position is the correct one. While some of them speak about the justice, the commensurate with the criminal act deterrent, or the lack of possibility to perform a criminal act once more, their opponents argue these claims with substantial proves. The opponents of the capital punishment in the criminal justice system claim that the costs for death penalty overcome the costs for keeping a person in prison. Moreover, they point at the lack of justice and fairness in the process of capital punishment determination and the possibility for an innocent
Eventually, society shifted attitudes by their motto, “tough on crime” which led to transferring more frequently more juveniles to adult courts. The results of these policies have shown the recidivism rates for juveniles have increased when prosecuted in adult court versus juvenile court. Society has failed the system. Because of this failure, reforms needed to quickly be put in place so that we change the importance back on the best interests of the youth. Focusing on the youth instead of the crime with resources for the purpose of equipping them to succeed will help our juveniles reenter society.
Thomson’s article “Startling Finds on Teenage Brains” allows readers to understand that unlike adults, juveniles undergo biological changes which increases the likelihood of them committing crimes. Compounding this evidence with society’s infatuation with violence as depicted in Jenkin’s article “On the Punishment of Teen Killers”, readers can begin to acknowledge that contrary to adults, juveniles who commit heinous crimes are not in complete control of their actions. Furthermore, as a society we should no longer stand to sentence juveniles to life without parole because juveniles are still “malleable”, able to be reformed which is made evident in Garinger article “ Juveniles Don’t Deserve Life Sentences”. As informed members of society we have to be bridge builders, who are capable of crossing between the adult and adolescent world. It is only through these bridges that we are able to rescue kids from themselves.
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.
A few sociologists relate the full coordination of women into the cutting edge workforce with an increment in cases of sexual harassment. Social scientist are to a degree disparaging of normal ways to deal with managing sexual harassment - especially in the workforce. Numerous associations have made deliberate efforts to raise awareness and attention to issues related to sexual harassment, however social scientist suggest moving the center from distinguishing cases of sexual harassment to pinpointing elements that add to examples of sexual harassment with a definitive point of diminishing future events. Women 's activist lawyer Catherine MacKinnon contended for the legitimate acknowledgment of sexual harassment as sex discrimination in her 1979 book Sexual Harassment of Working Women. In the book, MacKinnon states that in view of the conventional sex parts of
Homosexuality has been more accepted in our society during the past years, (even though we still have a lot of work to do) but now, bisexual people are the one that have to face many of the prejudices the gay community faced before. The same (stupid) things that had been said to homosexuals: that they were disgusting, unnatural, having sex with everyone or confused about their sexuality, are now what bisexuals are hearing about them. And one of the craziest part of it is that many gays are repeating this against people
For instance, De Boer helps the reader understand more about the assessment tools that are clinically useful in measuring sexual dysfunction and names tools would be less suitable for assessing sexual dysfunction for someone taking antipsychotic medications or experiencing schizophrenic symptoms. Previous research stated that further emphasis should be placed on developing a first-rate standard in measuring sexual dysfunction to which De Boer responded, by asserting the need for further evaluation of the sexual dysfunction assessments available at present. Although his study provides a foundation for assessing effective sexual dysfunction tools, further research is required in order to understand and implement more effective forms of assessment tools. Overall, De Boer assessed currently used assessment tools of sexual dysfunction and began to formulate a foundation of clinically useful assessments in order to better understand the depth and severity of sexual dysfunction symptoms exclusively in patients taking antipsychotic
This article explains how the justice system addresses the issue of substance abuse and criminal offenders. Many feel that the answer to this problem is more severe punishment, however, this does not solve the addiction problem. Many times it was believed that our prisons release inmates who are have not received treatment while incarcerated, or do not have the follow up treatment that is needed to reduce recidivism. Currently inmates undergo treatment before and after incarceration have shown a reduction in criminal behavior. Caulkins, J. P., Kasunic, A., & Michael A C Lee.
Suspects commit crimes and often the victims are left wondering why the suspect’s rights seem to be more important than those of the victim. It does seem like an unfair game, the bully gets afforded everything, the victim left to suffer. In order for the justice system of the United States to stay the most balanced and civil rights friendly system in the world; suspects’ rights have to be respected and guarded so chaos doesn’t take over. Police officers through the years have gotten better with training and experience, guidance by prosecutors, and increased motivations to “do the right thing” to ensure suspects are processed correctly, and interrogated within the constraints of the U.S. Constitution. Seeing a conviction through to the end, the suspect afforded all protections under the law, and the victims seeing closure is the ultimate testament to how far law enforcement interrogations have come since Miranda.
Better decision-making by prosecutors involves exercising prosecutorial discretion in favor of adolescent rehabilitation. Whether to transfer an adolescent often rests on the prosecutor in most states, however, the lack of specific standards guiding prosecutors in their discretion makes the transfer process susceptible to abuse, ultimately influencing the disparity. Nonetheless departing from traditional rehabilitative goals, transferring adolescents into the adult criminal justice system has proved unsuccessful with unintended consequences. As such, offering alternatives in lieu of incarceration may yield a more positive outcome for rehabilitation and towards reducing the disparity by diversion and community-based alternatives. Holding adolescent
Saxon later asserts that “It remains to be determined whether integrated treatment for pain and substance abuse would improve outcomes for active troops and veterans who have both problems.” (Andrew J. Saxon, “Returning Veterans with Addictions”). This indicates that treatment might even worsen the addictions of returning combat veterans. This is a valuable point because it means that trying solve substance abuse within returning veterans is like a gamble, some might escape but more likely, it’ll only worsen the already horrible situation that combat veterans are in. Returning combat veteran might be able to escape substance abuse with proper treatment but it is more likely that they will only end up in a worse situation than
They would not offer something like probation to a deranged murderer if they confessed to killing someone. I do think they are necessary because like I said for those who only commit small crimes it is easier for them to go through probation or house arrest instead of throwing a potentially nonviolent offender into a jail where they can become a violent offender. I think economically it is a good idea as well as socially to have the plea bargain. If benefits the community and judicial system because it prevents overcrowding and changing a person into something worse than they were as well as makes the process go a lot faster so that the criminal can be dealt with so other things that need to be addressed can be addressed. I would not change the plea bargain; I think that it is a good idea in most case scenarios for those who have committed small crimes because those with big crimes are still going to be dealt with in a harsher