They say this because if the juvenile courts are accommodating than the minors may not understand the severity of their actions opposed to if they were to be put through a one-size-fits-all method that they may respond better. However, if minors are tried in juvenile court it may be more effective. They should do this because there they can be given methods of rehabilitation that may help them. In conclusion, juveniles should not be treated the same as adults when it comes to committing crimes so that they have a better chance to rehabilitate. Minors should not be treated the same as adults when it comes to committing crimes.
No one exceeds the law so much that they are exempt from punishment for committing a crime. The law and justice systems are here to keep us safe and someone could use their “mental illness” to escape incarceration and put others in danger. It would be unwise to let a gang leader go free from a life sentence in prison, because he was ruled insane, and he could still endanger someone. The Insanity Defense is rarely used in the United States and it would be wise to get rid of it altogether so, it can’t be misused by criminals looking for a way to escape imprisonment. The Insanity Defense should not be able to excuse someone for fair punishment for their
These method focusses on educative function allowing people to learn from their mistakes and preventing further complications. If the government main goal was deterrence, then there would be less crime and fewer people in prisons. This would help with taxes and improve communities. Additionally,
This was accomplished by turning down the evils of alcohol consumption. In Doc. A the “Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents” the people didn’t think that it was according to place young criminals in the same prison as the regular criminals for punishment. The House of Refuge was established because citizens did not want to corrupt the youth more. Dorothea Dix was an essential person in this reform; Dix traveled observing punishment centers.
There are more factors that play a role into how a criminal is made. The only good evince with this theory is the extra Y chromosome but with that it isn 't guaranteed for them to be more aggressive and violent. If lets say the whole population with that extra Y chromosome was in jail then they could say that 's the reason but the fact that less than 2/3rd are in jail then it 's not a liable fact. I you look into the psychological theory then it could be proven over biological. It will look how being around that criminal will spark these actions.
Modernity now looks at the soul of the prisoner, the aim of punishment now is to study the crime and transform the criminal’s behaviour so that the criminal gets a chance to live a normal life in society again. Modernity is no longer only bothered with questions like who committed the crime, but more importantly what were the factors behind the crime? Was he of sound mind, social background? The modern penal system needs a whole set of assessing, diagnostic, prognostic, normative judgements (p-19) concerning the criminal to be done by experts (magistrates, psychiatric experts, prison officials…) to determine what would be the normal conditions for the crime. The Judge in the modern system certainly does more than judge.
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
As an American society, we focus solely on punishment because of the idea of revenge but in order to help society prosper and grow prisons must gear their focus to help prepare offenders for the real world. Without rehabilitation many offenders often go back to committing the illegal crimes that placed them in prison the first time. Rehabilitation not only helps change the perspective of offenders but it also introduces them to an alternative way to live life outside of prison. Some forms of rehabilitation include anger management classes, educational classes, and vocational training. Through anger management classes, inmates would learn about different ways to cope with stress and how to control their aggression.
The criminal justice system, like any system is designed by human beings and hence possess the possibility of a loophole for criminals. Needless to say, the system was introduced in order to maintain law and order as well as provide a safe community for the people. If this is true, then why do we get to witness crimes, some beyond the horror of one’s imaginations and later find that the court decided to rule in the accuser’s favor by making
Often criminal confessions obtained through the use of physical force are considered coerced, and in most cases, they cannot be used against the accused in a court of law. Scientists believe that police coercion may have an even more powerful impact and influence on venerable people such as juveniles, the mentally disabled and the mentally ill who admit to the crime to escape the long, harsh interrogation process and procedure. It is worth noting that coercion interrogation is more than the use of physical force to extract information from a person. The process begins by wrongful classification of an innocent individual as guilty which prompts the officers of the law to subject him or her to an accusatorial interrogation. Scientists believe that captives have information in long-term memory that they choose not to share, but the extended application of techniques and methods that induce stress and discomfort will eventually force them to release the information.