Paper Assignment Sociology 100 Del Blake Dr. Whitaker 1. The film that I chose to analyze was Shawshank Redemption. The movie Shawshank Redemption was released September 23, 1994 and told the story of Andy Dufresene. A hot shot banker who finds himself convicted of a crime he said he didn’t commit, the murder of his wife and her lover. In 1947 he was sent to Shawshank Prison where the story revolved around Andy’s transformation to prison life and his journey as an inmate in the prison.
For modern police officers this an important principle, this is not always followed and not following this principle causes many unnecessary tragedies and conflicts. This principle should be used by the general public as well, in case of an incident, to only use self-defense if absolutely necessary. The seventh principle of peel is a really important for everyone to remember. This principal helps people understand that there is not much difference between the public and officers. The principal explains that the police are the public and the public are the police, the only difference is that police are payed and make it their full-time duty for modern police officers and public this is important for people to remember because of big divide between the
Ronald Joncas, an inmate in the documentary, notes that it is illogical to expect the inmates to behave as humans yet they are treated like animals while in jail (Edge). The idleness in the cells prompts the prisoners to do the craziest of things including cutting and even sacking their ball, such an inmate may end up crazy after the jail term, and the prison, therefore, fails in its objective which is correcting the behavior (Edge). The filmmaker aims to draw the attention of the federal government and the state of the prisons in America. Solitary cells should be minimally used so that they serve as a corrective measure and not making the inmates worse. The information is accurate because it is based on real life experiences.
“The Guest” When it comes to making decisions, sometimes, one must fight with his or her conscience. Depending on the situation, the better decision could feel like the wrong action to take. But in some situations, like in the case of the protagonist in the story “The Guest,” no matter what decision is made, it could have unfortunate consequences. For Daru, it appeared to be a lose-lose situation no matter what decision he made, although he clearly made a bad one. Had he taken the prisoner to the jail himself, it would have weighed heavily on his conscience, while turning him loose could have meant capture or death anyway.
Law enforcement officers scan and collect information to analysis crime in their communities then they create a plan to rectify problems and then re-assess so they will know if they had success. It is important to note for success the police need to work closely with community leaders to ensure, “proper levels of police discretion and that the police are focusing on problems the community want resolved”
The Crucible of Doubt A name and its attached reputation are very important. John Proctor, when he is condemned to hang for witchcraft, he decides at one point to make a false confession just to save his life. He confesses in front of the judge and a few witnesses, but when he is asked to sign his name to the testimony. He doesn't want to accept the document, ‘Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life!...How may I live without my name?” John Proctor's exclaims “That he cries of his whole soul” But he is willing to confess to a few officials, but he is not willing to append his name publicly to this false confession.
Losing something that you have had for a long time can affect the way you act and feel. In the movie The Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne, experiences the death of freedom. The movie follows Andy Dufresne who is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison for the murders of his wife and her lover and is sentenced to a tough prison. However, only Andy knows he did not commit the crimes. The way Andy deals with death of freedom is that he helps the warden and guards, he builds a library and escapes from the prison.
Ageism barriers between the elders and the younger generation and the lawyers lead to ineffective communication in the justice system, Victims of ageism also feel the lack of confidence that the legal system can deliver justice for older people. Ageism is also an easy target for sexual assault. They fear shame especially in relation to sexual
Many people may not report counts of sexual assaults to police; however, they are seeking relief from consulting organizations. According to the Regina Sexual Assault Centre, concerns of how police investigate sexual assault are directly the result of the consistent underreporting of sexual assaults(Latimer, 2017). Furthermore, the way police handle such delicate cases has come into question. A lack of faith in an authority figure can make is very difficult for victims of sexual assault to report the crime. This lack in faith is reinforced by the unlikelihood of convicting the attacker.
Addressing this issue causes a huge debate due to stigmas. Many believe that any convicted criminal should be set away from society. This is due to the stigma that anyone convicted is a “delinquent” or is “crooked, evil, or a possible murderer.” But, it is quite naive to believe that prisons should be set separate from society. It is crucial that services are provided inside those walls to aid the inmates whom-with a few exceptions- will be released and it is our job and in our interest to ensure that they will not return to crime and be locked up yet again. Assisting them would be to not lock up people for pretty silly crimes, to relieve the problem of overcrowding, to not believe that a person of a darker skin tone is more likely to commit a violent crime, to as a whole support non violent offenders to turn around their life during their sentence and be released ready to start over and be welcomed back with open arms instead of silenced whispers and icy stares, to rid these prisons of industrialization and profit and encourage rehabilitation, rejuvenation, and