He argues that privately contracted prisons reduce cost of corrections for federal and state budgets. Seiter explains how private and public corrections are not competitors but partners. Partners that “ are proud of the services they deliver and are committed to meeting the expectations of the taxpayer and public official responsible overseeing their work” (Seiter 419). Private prisons have the ability to buy the fundamental supplies, hire more staff to avoid overtime expense which lower the operating costs to run the prison and make more profit. Setier accurately states that over the past decade “ new growth in prison inmates is going to private prison” (419).
The criminal justice system may be more corrupt than the people who fill our prisons. It is amazing to see the many ways that certain parts of society actually benefit from the current system we support. This book,The Rich Get Richer and The Poor Get Prison, by authors Jeffrey Reiman and Paul Leighton, has open my eyes to a very corrupt idealism. They are very precise in their supporting examples as well by walking the reader through each step and analogy.
All in all, the judicial system has cracks in the foundation, but it is on the right track. Our system is not perfect but it is better than not having anything. The judicial system gives individuals the chance to prove their innocence and to fight for the
This is so much Canada’s reputation that the overwhelming cry after Trump got elected was, “let’s move to Canada!” with the assumption that it, unlike the United States, isn’t overtaken with subscribers to Trump-esque rhetoric. But looking closely at Canada, particularly with respect to its prison system, it is jarringly similar to the United States, nearly the only difference being their respective reputations. While the United States is infamously known for its brutal and discriminatory prison system, Canada’s government has constructed a deceivingly
In the judicialization of the Canadian political system, the judicial system became hierarchical with the Supreme Court's jurisprudence binding on all other courts. The judicialization of Canadian politics began when the judiciary started producing landmark court rulings concerning various contest issues more frequently (Hunt, 2013). The Supreme Court achieved what national politicians trying to amend the constitution could not, acknowledgment and validation in protecting the Quebec society and its most important feature: the French language. It also entrenched the policies of the Official Languages (Articles 16-20, 23) and multiculturalism (Article
Eugene Jarecki States that ,“The prison industrial complex, to put it in it’s crassest term, is a system of industrial mass incarceration. So there’s what you call bureaucratic thrust behind it. It’s hard to shut off because politicians rely upon the steady flow of jobs to their district that the prison system and its related industries promise” (Jareckil 1). Mass incarceration is high rates of imprisonment. Even though when you commit the crime you should do the time.
Comparing the justice system of Canadian with the United States legal systems we find some similarities as well differences in the form of the legal system. However, viewing the Canadian criminal justice system it is somewhat separate in its combined judicial legal system where all the courts share the same system to include Canada’s Supreme Court which has the final decision authority throughout Canada. On the other hand, the United States has two parallel and independent judicial systems. The federal judicial system applies to federal law where the state judicial system is independent at the state level.
Kingston, of the many cities in Canada, is in fact very well known for their large quantity of prisons. Ever since 1835, the amount of Kingston’s penitentiaries and prisons have grossly increased in numbers. The city has been heavily populated for a long time. Therefore, many prisons and penitentiaries were made to accommodate to higher crime
Additionally, for the most part, Canada’s legislative body has several similarities and differences with the United States’ Congress. In the United States, Congress is made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Similarly, Canada’s Parliament is also made up of a bicameral legislature: the House of Commons and the Senate (Courthouse Libraries BC). In general, both legislatures in both countries have the ability to amend, repeal, and make new laws. And in order to do so, both have individual committees within the branches, in which they undergo several reading and deliberation phases for approval and assurances.
The American Criminal Justice system is prejudice and unfair. Though situations are very different from the 1930s, America still has a diluted version of their problems today. After reading this, if you were describing America to someone who lived halfway across the world, would you say that our legal system truly provides justice for
The systems of government used by both Canada and the United states are fueled upon the political system of democracy. According to Greenberg and Page, democracy is a form of government where the people play the vital role in operations. In other words, the people have equal opportunities to carry out roles in important policy making decisions. (Franks 42) Although many countries have democratic methods, the way they function and design their policies differ in various ways.
The cultural dimensions of Canada and the Republic of Belarus provide insight as to why the structure and nature of the judicial systems differ from one another. However, before interpreting these dimensions, it is important to note that although the Republic of Belarus was established in 1994, it resembles Russia almost entirely in terms of culture. Therefore Hofstede’s study of Russia’s Cultural Dimensions is applicable to the Republic of Belarus. The Canadian structure and nature of its judicial system can be explained due to its high level of individualism (80) and low power distance (39). The high level of individualism can explain the reason why alternative to courts are accepted in Canada.
According to the ACLU, the United States only makes up five percent of the world’s population, yet has 25 percent of the world’s prison population. The U.S. criminal justice system is a system of institutions and practices of the government that have a crucial role of controlling crime, upholding laws and penalties, and control citizens who take advantage of the system. Additionally, the system protects those that face incarceration by protecting citizen’s rights. Citizen’s reserve the right to formulate opinions on the government and these opinions ultimately determine a citizen’s participation in government. In the United States, the criminal justice system is constructed by the legislative branch, which creates the laws, the judicial branch, which enforces the law, and correctional facilities, which teach citizens about their wrong doings and serve time for crimes committed.
In recent decades, there has been a trend developing in America towards the privatization of America’s prisons. Independent companies have contracted, built and staffed prisons in several different states instead of having the government in control of these facilities. There is still much uncertainty, however, if private prisons will be able to succeed. Some companies have failed while others cling to average revenues. Some people believe that these measures will save taxpayers money while other are afraid that private prisons have no real interest in rehabilitating prisoners.