During Elizabethan Era, the punishments given out for certain crimes were often brutal and ruthless. Criminals were handed out their punishments depending on how severe their crimes were. There were a variety of punishments given out, but only a few were frequently used. The torture among the different classes were given out depending on people's role in society. Criminals were some the worst people with their crimes ranging from larceny to manslaughter.
On the other hand, system variables are controlled by people within the criminal justice system when collecting information from eyewitnesses. In this case, errors are preventable. I will be discussing three estimator variables and three system variables and
Theories of punishment and legal procedures determine the fate of those that are sentenced in courts. There are multiple core theories of punishment used to impose a criminal sentence, these theories are as follows; Deterrence, Incapacitation, Rehabilitation and retribution. Deterrence questions weather or not fear can discourage certain crimes. General Deterrence often uses swift and severe sentencing, often using certain accused criminals as examples to discourage would-be criminals. Specific Deterrence focuses on dissuading that specific offender from committing any further crimes.
These profiles fall between psychology and law enforcement, some call it “investigative psychology” while another refers to it as “crime action profiling”. The main connection, the common goal they all share; help investigators examine evidence, narrow down a suspect pool, or give helpful tips on how to interrogate a suspect already in custody. Psychology is used to investigate behavioral patterns, personality traits, and psychopathologies. Demographic variables including age, race, and geographical locations are also used in the profiles. Recently criminologists, law enforcement officials, and psychologists have all teamed together to take criminal profiling, which started out as an art and transform it into a reliable science.
People would not be able to get away with such a cruel action towards other humans, that they might of been allowed to in the Elizabethan era times. Why in the world were punishments for crimes so cruel during the Elizabethan era? In this time period, punishments were a lot more harsh than they are now. People kill others in this time and just get sentenced to life in prison, they are still fed and have shelter. Torture then at that time was used to punish a person for his or her crimes, intimidate them and the group to which he or she belongs, gather information, and/or obtain a confession.
Imagine a society without law or justice. There would be numerous murderous incidents and barbaric acts with no laws to restrain the criminals. Without law, citizens would live in fear of their surroundings. People would fear these terrible crimes and the injustice of the people who commit these delinquencies. Current society continues to prove this through the literature and media that is being produced.
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.
Chidozie Arah Quiz 3 CJT The three main components of the criminal justice system are law enforcement, courts and corrections. The first component, law enforcement, are made up of three levels or sections: local, state, and federal law enforcement. The function of law enforcement today are to enforce laws, provide services, prevent crime, and to preserve peace in society and communities. Local law enforcement protect the lives and properties of citizens in the community, maintain order, catch those who break the law, and strive to prevent crimes, and testify at trials and hearings for crimes that happened mostly in the community. An example of a local police officer are county police.
Student Name: Lydia Mugridge Question: Do Prisoners Victimizing Each Other Get What They Deserve? After a trial is done and the sentence is revealed, the criminal of the case at hand will be sent to prison. At prison, the convict has a high chance of becoming a victim themselves. They often will find themselves victimized by the other inmates. Whether or not criminals deserve to become victims while in the penitentiary is up to debate.
Although we hope our Police force will use their powers for good, but sometimes police misconduct can occur. Often, the police are under great pressure to act as quick as possible, espcially in a murder case and if the murder victime is white, a child, police officer, or prominent. For example, In the 1990’s the case of Rodney King, that not only shows a racist issue within the criminal justice system, but also the issue with abuse from police officers, but changed the country’s views on the LA police force. Twenty- Seven years ago,Rodney King was brutally beaten by Los Angeles police officers. King was intoxicated while driving and the police had caught him speeding, and initally he tried running away from the police, only to be followed by multiple police and a helicopter.
“The most dangerous people. The people who violently destroy and end the most lives, are still on the outside- they are the people running banks, governments, and courtrooms and they are the people wearing military and police uniforms”. This above quote from the article really shocked me because people who have the most authority are capable of harming others. People who don’t have any sort of authority, they are being punished. The immigrants are being punished and given the worst punishments.