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. The gradual shift in the approach of the Supreme Court is a positive sign but other organs i.e. the government and the legislature have to make conscious efforts to consider the rights of the victims. Key words victims, victimology, criminal justice system, victim compensation, supreme court on
Hume’s offers many suggested reform throughout. From the book I gathered reform ideas from Dorn, the governor, DA Gil Garcetti, and probation courts. The reform by these individuals is set on personal opinion for the best interest for what they believe. For example, lowering the fitness age so younger individuals can be tried as adults and be more responsible for that crime. Judge Dorn is all for this and even wants to run a smaller system that handles small offences that juvenile systems tend to ignore.
However, when emphasizing on the main theme of the devastation felt by the victims during the incarceration of the kids in the “kids for cash” scandal, the author juxtaposes repeatedly the victimized “good kids” with the “bad kids” that awaited them in the juvenile detention centers. Ecenbarger wrote that some girls were tough at the camp and were teenagers from the inner city convicted for violent crimes. However, others were also in the detention camp for stealing the credit cards of the fathers to purchase clothes and for bringing pocket knives unintentionally to school (Ecenbarger, 2012, p.9). Similarly, the author wrote that “there was no sinister gang that inspired Paige who is fifteen years old to throw a sandal to her mother when they had an argument…Paige did not understand why she was being interned at the detention camp with
Injustice is demonstrated in the article from National Geographic when Victoria, a teenager who is abducted by Serbian men and is forced to do things against her will for years, doesn’t receive any help until she takes matters into her own hands and escapes. In the text it says, “They led her on foot into Serbia and raped her, telling her that she would be killed if she resisted… was bought and sold by different brothel owners ten times over.” When speaking of her journey, Victoria says, “Banja Luka, was the worst- all the customers were cops” (Cockburn 2). This happens for years until she finally has a chance to escape whilst being four months pregnant and can seek the help she needs. It’s clear that nobody bothered to help her, seeing as many of her customers were cops, the very people who are supposed to prevent things like this. A very similar thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird, when Bob Ewell accuses Tom Robinson of raping his daughter Mayella, but Atticus proves that it was most likely Bob who did it.
“Count one, guilty, first-degree murder. Count two, guilty of felony murder. Count three, guilty of especially aggravated robbery.” This is the verdict Cyntoia, a teen victim of sex-trafficking, got on August 25th, 2006. The case of Cyntoia Brown is about an innocent victim, who had been punished for finding the courage to fight against the ones who had hurt her. Ultimately, this case is the greatest injustice act against a person ever yet.
Jeffrey Dahmer had committed many crimes before his murder spree. He got arrested for exposing himself in a state fair in August, 1982. Jeffrey got himself arrested again after masturbating in public in September, 1986. He was charged with public exposure and served 10 months in jail. Soon after he was released, he got arrested again for sexually fondling a 13 year old boy.
However, autopsies showed that these charges were false and that police had shot all 10 hostages to death during the hailstorm of gunfire. This attempted cover-up increased the public attack of the raid and prompted a Congressional investigation, but state officials ordered for the D yard to be cleaned up (bulldozed) before they could get cleared to investigate. The Attica riot was the worst prison riot in U.S. history. A total of 43 people were killed, including the 39 killed in the raid as well as 4 others killed by prisoners early in the riot. In the week after the riot, police engaged in brutal punishments against the prisoners, forcing them to run a gantlet of nightsticks and crawl naked across broken glass, among other tortures.
Burkhalter generally states that Kara’s analysis underestimates national government and local police contribution to the abolition of sex slavery, yet his book will be an asset in the global fight against sex-trafficking to protect women, children, and others vulnerable, in the years to come. Kara’s emphasis on law enforcement is the right approach, but I agree with Burkhalter’s opinion that the wrong mechanism was used in doing so. Kara should have explored deeper into the possibility of national government and local police forces’ obligations to protect, and the fact that with international pressure, robust social demand, and appropriate training, real changes can be made to eradicate sex slavery (Burkhalter). It is Laura Agustin’s book review which makes it clear that the ethnographic- like approach to investigation Kara engages in significantly flawed as academia. Laura Agustin takes a different stand from Burkhalter of Kara’s book calling it an unscholarly methodological research that fails to reflect knowledge of literature on appropriate context of the author’s experience, resulting in a book that looks like the colonial writing of an unsophisticated man reflecting on his dismay of immeasurable injustices, and
fter nearly 20 years of being treated like a punchline, Marcia Clark’s story got a feminist re-examination thanks to Ryan Murphy’s “The People vs. O.J.” The miniseries shed light on the misogyny that dominated much of the coverage of Clark when she was prosecuting O.J. Simpson. She was called hysterical; the press and judge criticized her hairstyles and outfits; a tabloid published topless photos sold by an ex. Two decades later, these incidents read as so obviously disgusting that they require a reckoning. Clark deserves to (finally) have a voice, to tell her story on her own terms.
Trippett establishes his perspective of these anti-law abiding citizens by saying; “When it comes to tax codes, or laws against littering or speeding or noise pollution, more and more ordinary people become scofflaws.” Trippett’s theory on the bust of our societal foundation and structure is the most perceptible aspect of information in his stance on the deteriorating strength of constructional law that is expressed in his passage. Trippett carefully exposes the source of this phenonem, it’s actually those who blame the failing reigns of law-and-order by the violence of others, and yet choose to break the law then most convenient to them.
Former delinquent takes on Government and wins Vickie Lee Roach receives her degree. August 31, 2007 The champion of prisoners ' rights had an unlikely path to High Court victory, writes Karen Kissane. VICKIE Lee Roach was taken from her mother when she was two and thinks of herself as a member of the stolen generation. She is in jail because she left a young man with burns to 45 per cent of his body after she smashed into his car while trying to escape police. At the time, she had alcohol, four kinds of tranquillisers, morphine and a cannabis-related substance in her blood.
Murdoch spent most of his time in juvenile prisons where he was sexually assaulted. The three Murphy brothers were also accused of the crime. Michael Murphy was aged 33 at the time of murder. Gary Murphy has a hearing impairment which affected his schooling which forced him to leave school and work. Gary’s interests in cars lead him to criminal behaviour including stealing cars and other related convictions.
This was the best way to get opinions and information from lots of different people (Jaquiss). The investigation’s goal was to expose Neil Goldschmidt for his sexual affairs with a 14 year old girl. The author also helped people know how greatly these events impacted the girl. She was a smart girl with a strong ambition prior to the raping, but afterwards she dropped out of school, had many neurological diseases such as depression and post traumatic stress disorder, and was arrested numerous times due to possession of drugs (Jaquiss). Her life was completely ruined, yet she still looked up to Goldschmidt.
The M25 rapist was a serial rapist, who was found guilty of 10 rapes over a thirteen-month period along the M25 in England. The rapist raped females in an age range spanning from ten to fifty-two (Real Crime). The Detective Chief Inspector, Colin Murray stated this statement after the case was over, “This was one of the most harrowing and complex cases of my thirty-year career as an investigator. The actions of this evil man not only impacted on his victims destroying their lives, but also on the wider communities. Parents were afraid to let their young children out of their sight and many disrupted their daily routines to ensure they escorted their kids to and from school,” (KFS 2).
There was also the Eric Garner quandary in 2014 who was choked to death by police.Also, there was the John Crawford accident in 2014 who was on the phone with his mother of his kids when he was shot and killed by police for being suspected as a dangerous shooter. These incidents have led to very damaging riots like the one in Ferguson, Missouri because Michael Brown was shot and killed after bullying a store clerk. A much more recent episode of rioting took place in Baltimore, Maryland after the death of Freddie Gray who was manhandled and not given medical assistance after being brutalized. During one account where an officer attacked a black man, the department stated that it had nothing to do with race but the man feels differently. Across the nation and all over social media many have given their opinions about these issues with the majority saying that the government really needs to step in and help the situation.