Two of the most important concepts are the Strain theory by Robert K. Merton and General Strain theory by Robert Agnew. Strain theory describes that society puts pressure on individuals to achieve socially accepted goes such as the American dream. Though they lack the means to have the American dream, which leads to strain, but might lead to the individuals to commit crimes. On the other hand, Robert Agnew’s General theory describes as seeing crime as a coping mechanism to help people deal with socioemotional problems that are generated by negative social relations. Each member of society has similar goals and aspirations.
These laws, then, uphold old notions of chastity and virginity, while providing a weapon against men from social groups we do not like. They also deprive women in their mid and late teens of choice under the guise of protecting that choice. The highly “patriarchal and paternalistic” law is what Delgado sees an area for further revue. With the lack of women being charged for such crimes, he questions things such as pressured intercourse and sexual love involving two consenting individuals. He also believes that women are scarcely charged with statutory rape because it is how it “should be.
Such approach of conveying the vital information to the audience is fairly useful as evokes different feelings which in fact urge to read more on the presented topic. That is because the given statistics is taken from the credible sources and that in turn, makes it appropriate enough within the provided context. Moreover, Beaty, in order to appeal to her readers, uses pathos while explaining a variety of emotional behaviors. In particular, the author introduces a number of killers, including John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and Jeffrey Dahmer. By doing this, she analyses their psychopathic tendencies developed from abusive families in which they have not received enough love and care.
Yes, I would agree that some people are just evil, but that is NOT the majority. That is a very, very small minority group and for that, they should serve the appropriate amount of time (Just Deserts). Rehabilitation focuses on the idea that, for the most part, criminals commit crimes due to factors outside their control. I argue that the majority of life choices made by criminals’ and noncriminals’ alike are because of these outside factors. These outside factors shape our actions in all cases and must be adjusted to help people’s process in society.
For instance, for this student, before reading this book, I would categorize this different types of abuse differently, from more severe to less severe, and perhaps giving less importance to those I viewed as less severe. But it is important to understand that for each of these victims, each abuse was very serious, very severe, and they should be treated equally. This book is also a great source of understanding for those who were perpetrators of abuse, especially against children, it will help them to understand the consequences of their actions, and how perhaps once act, have completely changed the life of a child. This book is also important to parents and those who work with children, when we, as adults understands the risks that children, adolescents and any person who is not able to protect themselves are facing, we hopefully can be more vigilant of children, women and any possible
That is both a good and bad side to this situation. Yes, these offenders will be thinking twice of whether or not they should even attempt to try and commit a similar crime but there is a downfall to it. Although the sex offenders might be thinking twice they might also be coming up with me clever ways to do what they want and get away with it. Some sex offenders may also be scared of the harsh punishments that they are likely to receive. If sex offenders are indentified in the community if a sex offender is caught doing the same crime they are likely to receive a worst punishment from which they received before.
It is ethical in most case to consider the nature of the crime committed as opposed to pre-trying the victim because he or she belongs to a certain group, (Weitzer, 2005) Detailed Outline: 1. Profile policy Profile policy as stated in the previous sections mainly deals with the selective discrimination of a group of persons basing on their race, religion color as well as social status, (Ingram, 1998). 2. Ideas for presentation relating profiling as a policy The main aspect that falls under profiling mainly relates to the law enforcers as well as a dominant group in a certain region. This usually involves sidelining of individuals who are being treated differently, (Tuch, 2005).
John Hagan as well as Hagan’s colleagues was of the opinion that a difference in parenting styles as well as the amount of control used to raise boys and girls will intimately result in the socio-cultural gender divergence (Hadjar, Baier, Boehnke & Hagan, 2007:35). According to Anon (2016:1), there is a large difference between males and females when investigating criminal behaviour, males predominantly commit more violent crimes and commit more crime in general. The power control theory presumes that males are given more freedom when being raised, thus they are more likely to take risks and become involved in deviant behaviour (Hadjar et al, 2007:34). In contrast, women experience a stricter upbringing, thus, women take less risks (Hadjar et al, 2007:34).
Also, it can lead to unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases (STD), which include the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and other physical injuries. Social consequences may be extreme; for example, a family may feel that the victim has brought dishonor to them and victims may be forced to marry the perpetrator, ostracized, or even killed (Shalhoub-Kevorkian, 1999). Public policies and efforts to educate women about the seriousness of this crime and encourage them to notify the authorities and seek care immediately following the aggression may reduce the complications involving such crime (Vertamatti et al., 2013). Despite the potential negative impact of sexual assault on mental, sexual, and physical health (Postma et al., 2013); most victims do not use professional services and do not report the assault to the police (Wolitzky-Taylor et al., 2011). So, it is difficult to determine the real magnitude of sexual violence and the statistical data regarding sexual violence is limited (Alempijevic et al., 2007).
Knowing this, what would one say that this would play in perception and the social stereotypes of our society today for our criminal justice system? As of late, a lot of current perceptions and stereotypes play into the fact that the criminal justice system is the oppressive tool that creates the racial inequality because of how easily accessible social media is now days. Criminal justice professionals must always be aware when making choices and justifying their actions in serving the public with justice, security, and protection to society in the world we live in of a multicultural and diverse population. Actions can be intended to mean one thing but, it is the perception of those watching the social media and those around when criminal justice professionals must make decisions that make challenges for serving such a diverse population now
Application of Sociological Perspectives Introduction Sociology plays an immense role in helping us understand the happenings in the society. Sociology is thus essential in understanding how society works and to plan how to deal with various problems associated with it. It also helps in the understanding of how institutions such as family and home, school, religion, government, and the community contributes to the development of individuals. In addition, it provides solutions to problems facing the society such as crime. This paper examines an article in the Huffington Post by Reilly (2017) that offers an insight into the increase murder rates in the US.
This process of simply choosing alternatives rather than keeping the patients incarcerated is effective. This also decreases the risk of dangerous occurrences happening to the public-- once these patients are finally allowed to return, of course, they are less likely to behave in ways that may harm themselves or someone else. In order to fully maximize the potential of the program, it is crucial that proper tests are administered to assure the patient’s true need for such programs. These tests should include morality tests, in which a simulated scenario allows their decisions to be projected for others to see. This would also defend this 3-step process against the idea that many criminals may plead mentally insane to avoid a more extensive punishment that they may actually deserve.
I believe that restricting hate speech can influence violence because the public would learn to care for one another. Although the first amendment protects freedom of speech, there should be limitations. The hate speech can turn into dangerous speech as it raises bigger ethical issues because it is conveyed publicly and loudly. Ethical issues affect us all in society not just the person being victimized. If we had restrictions in how people express themselves about others, people will tend to be more careful about what they say or publish on social media.