We can be there in only an hour at the speed I will be driving! Frank Trippett’s excerpt from “A Red Light for Scofflaws” explains how we should get rid of “minor” charges because it is putting these people that do these certain thing in a category with “scofflaws” or people that break the law all the time. He shows this by giving some examples of what some people would get one of these charges for, like a speeding ticket or littering. People need to have these guidelines or they are not going to do the right thing, if people are not getting an consequences they why would they listen to them if they don 't want too. Others believe that we should get rid of it because if humans make these mistakes you will be label to harshly for what you have done. Its as simple as if you don 't do the crime you won 't do the time. The …show more content…
People are taught to learn from their mistakes but what do you learn from if there are none? If people are not getting in trouble and you are not getting any consequences for certain things then what is going to stop people from doing them. Littering and speeding is going to become more and more acceptable and the world is going to become dirtier and more people are going to get hurt or die from crashes. That is just two of the things just imagine if people did not have any of these minor offenses, our once beautiful nation might turn into complete anarchy. Secondly people need to not look at these as more of a warning. It 's not a felony charge, you are not going to go to jail or prison for it. Frank Trippett believes that we need to get rid of the minor charges because it puts you in a category with other people that are like repeat offenders. But if we did not have the consequences we do what is stopping these people from doing these things and before you know it, our country is going to be a wreck. Law and rules are put into effect for the betterment of mankind that is why we need to have people obeying them and learning from them at all
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The Whipping Boy is a Newberry award-winning book by Sid Fleischman that follows the story of Prince Brat (as he is known by everyone behind his back) and his whipping boy, Jemmy as they embark upon an action packed adventure when they run away from the castle. The chapters in this book are short and include a few pictures. The story is pretty action packed as it happens in about a twenty-four hour period. The story has a good moral to it about two unlikely friends from different backgrounds coming together, learning more about each other, changing their ways, and becoming friends.
In the cases of ‘Coker V. Georgia’ and ‘Kennedy V. Louisiana’ a very important question was brought up; does the death penalty constitute for cruel and unusual punishment in regards to the rape of an adult woman or child? Most people can attest to rape being one of the most egregious criminal acts, but how do we keep a fair punishment, and not lose sight of the reasoning in our eighth amendment in such cases? Case Information In the case of Coker V. Georgia, a man by the name of Ehrlich Coker, who was already imprisoned for multiple cases of rape among many other offenses, escaped prison and raped again along with several other unsavory acts. He was sentenced to death for his post-escape rape.
Franklin, J. (2000).Three Strikes and You're Out of Constitutional Rights - The Prison Litigation Reform Act's Three Strikes Provision and Its Effect on Indigents, 71 U. Colo. L. Rev. 191. This article hypothesizes that the PLRA Three Strikes provision or law goes against the equal protection element provided for in the Fifth Amendment due process clause and hence, it is constitutionally suspect. The methods used to find information and data to support the hypothesis are qualitative whereby the researcher reviews past documents and records regarding the three strikes provision.
It is difficult for someone who has committed and convicted of a crime to ever be free of association from that, regardless of whether or not they change their deviant behavior in hopes to turn their life around. It is easier to understand that someone who is convicted of a serious crime should be tagged with a label in order to allow the public to feel safe. If a criminal is convicted of a petty crime I believe that it would be more understandable to allow them more lenience in order for that individual to seek
The exact definition of a juvenile is a “young person” who has yet to reach their 18th birthday. The average life expectancy of someone living in the U.S. is about 79 years old. Proposition 21 requires juveniles to be viewed and tried as adults, including receiving adult punishment such as a life sentence. If a juvenile receives a life sentence before they reach adulthood, more than three-fourths of their life is gone (“California Proposition 21”). Juveniles don’t even have a fully developed brain and as a result, can’t fully understand the circumstances that they find themselves in.
“ The Better Pick” “No matter how harsh your punishments, you’re not going to get an orderly society unless the culture is in favor of order” (Woon 183). In “Time to Assert American values,” by New York Times and “Rough Justice” by Alejandro Reyes, both passages argue for and against the punishment prescribed in the Michael Fay case. After carefully analyzing the two texts the reader realizes that the article “Rough Justice” has the most relevant and sufficient article to support these arguments because of the way the author uses a sustainable amount of evidence and facts to back up it’s claims, as well as, strong rhetorical appeals. One example of how “Rough Justice” has a stronger appeal to it than “Time to Assert American values,” is its
But they fail to realize that the system we have now throws anyone in jail no matter if the person committed the crime or not. They also fail to realize that the current system sentencing isn't organized or fair because there are people out there innocent and people who don’t deserve that time that was given for petty crimes. The current system doesn’t seek for justice, they see everyone who gets arrested as a criminal and feels they should be thrown away for a very long time and that isn't fair. Sentencing reforming is highly recommended due to the outrageous modern sentencing practices we have today. People go to jail or maybe even prison for such petty crimes that doesn't deserve the many years that were given to them.
If an individual grows up doing a precise thing their entire lives and everybody else around them does the same thing, it is seen to be correct even if it is morally wrong. A bunch of individuals is not going to see anything wrong with what they do since everybody else around them is doing the same thing. The one option to discontinue this ignorance is by means of schooling and awareness of their actions and what the penalties could also be. Until a man or woman’s lack of understanding
For many years and throughout the United States children have been disobeying rules as well as the law. Children are usually taught right from wrong but there are some that still choose to do what they want to do and go against their parent’s rules and the laws that are set within the states that they reside. So, once a child has made the decision to break a law and commit a crime, they are considered to be a juvenile delinquent. Most juveniles are either given rehabilitation or they are placed in a juvenile detention center, but it only depends on the type of charge they are receiving from the crime they have committed. Throughout this research I will be discussing a case of a juvenile who was waived to adult status.
Speeding There are many effects of speeding, such as ticket fees, going to court, driver important class, and a rise in insurance. All of these effects will make you rethink speeding, no matter what the causes for speeding are. Speeding is a very serious matter that could be prevented. Running late, or just wanting to go fast are two of the major causes of speeding.
Reform has been at the epicenter of society for years. Humans are far from perfect, and we must work to improve upon our mistakes through change. One blunder that hangs over our heads is the legal driving age of sixteen, and it is imperative that this wrong be righted. As it stands right now, anyone at the age of sixteen can drive a car, granted that they have supervision. But this measly protection pales in comparison with the bigger picture.
Most of us teenager usually forget what they have studied during in driving school especially about road laws and usually break them without realizing the consequences for example running red light, U turning at no U turn junction and speeding. i. If we all agree using this act, all of them will always remember and obey all the road laws. This will also help them to drive more careful and make them think twice before breaking the law. ii.
Can you imagine waking up behind closed walls and bars? Waking up to see your inmate who is a 45-year-old bank robber and you are a 14-year-old minor who made a big mistake. This is why minors who have committed crimes should not be treated the same as adults. Some reasons are because the consequences given to minors in adult court would impact a minor’s life in a negative way. If a minor is tried through a juvenile court, they have a greater chance of rehabilitation.