This is a problem that is nationwide, and it usually affects individuals of a disfavored race, class, or sexual orientation. Police brutality must be stopped so even the criminals, who are a part of the public, have certain rights, particularly, civil rights. Police brutality causes a major concern in today’s
Much of the Assyrian law concept of justice is comparable to the Babylonian law because both had many very harsh punishments. For instance, if someone were murdered, the family of the person who was murdered could decide how the murderer was to die. This concept of justice was, again, based upon revenge (Reilly, 2012). This concept could be applied in the present-day society so that it can discourage offenders from committing the crime. Ultimately, it would keep people from committing crimes in
After careful consideration and discussion regarding the punishment imposed on Tom and Andy in the story “The Strangers That Came to Town”, I have come to the conclusion that this punishment was fair and appropriate for the time and setting of the story and for the type of crime that was committed. By having to endure hours of mosquitoes, heat, hunger and public humiliation Tom and Andy were taught to see things from another person’s perspective, in this case the Duvitch’s. This is an important lesson that I feel will help to put an end to Tom and Andy’s ill treatment of those they perceive to be lower than themselves, as evidenced by Andy’s own words describing how he felt following his punishment “…it was my greatest lesson in humility”
Retribution is punishment inflicted as a form of vengeance. Deterrence is the instillation of fear of punishment in a potential offender. Incapacitation in the context of corrections is setting punishments that prevent crime but not necessarily deterring it. Lastly, rehabilitation in corrections refers to the restoration of someone who is convicted back into society. Currently, the main focus of our corrections system is a crime-control model.
The victim deserves similar level of protection and attention from the court like that of an accused i.e. a victim 's interests need to be balanced vis-à-vis that of accused. Victims of crime go through mental and physical trauma and suffer throughout their lives , as there place in the society changes. A victim is certainly entitled to reparation, restitution and safeguards of his rights and criminal justice would look hollow if justice is not done to the victim of the crime. In recent years, the Legislature and the judiciary have taken gradual steps to develop the necessary principles by which appropriate compensation could be paid to the victims of crimes.
1. prevent others from committing similar offences. Jeremy Bentham’s theory states that deterrence should be the main purpose of punishment. Since individual deterrence deals with the concept of preventing the same individual from committing another offense, an example that can be used is a DWI. Individuals who are convicted of a DWI face consequences that include jail time, loss of license, and excessive fines which ultimately may make them rethink committing this crime or any crime with similar consequences. Because general deterrence uses one individual as an example for the rest of the population, an example that can be used is the three strike law.
Restorative justice is a theory of the criminal justice system that focuses on the rehabilitation of the offenders, victims, and community. This fairly new theory is a new way of tackling criminal behavior, because unlike the traditional form of justice that we have become accustomed to restorative justice allows the affected persons of a given crime to be fully involved in the process of justice. Personally, I agree greatly with the concept of restorative justice, because the face to face interactions of victims and offenders can be a powerful way of addressing the material and physical injuries caused by a crime. However, with all the healing that can be achieve using the method of justice, it does have qualities that can cause it to have
n.d.). Profiling has seemed to work best for serial crimes such as rape and murder. The reasons it works the best for these type cases is because the criminal is on a crime spree which in return helps the investigator predict their next move and what type of person they may be. This is done because the offender would go from one state of mind to another which will also help the profiler or investigator track them down because they would be able to predict what the person may try to do next because of all the evidence they have left behind from previous crimes they have
In order to fix the tangible and social losses, the aims are to repair the losses suffered by victims of crime and social reparation which involves offenders “giving back” to society (Clear, Cadora, Miller, Hess, & Orthmann, 2011).The same type of criminal go through the system back and forth without any progress actually being done and what community-orientated centers can do is instead of punishment, offenders can receive rehabilitation and actually pay back society. I would develop a Community Justice Center where I reside which is Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. The goal is to provide rehabilitation for low-level offense to crack the root of the problem. By reducing the recidivism in the system, it can reduce local crime, strengthen and even