This right here says it all. The government is trying to hide the rights of the offenders just so they can back up the information. The government wants to have swift punishment on the offender. I agree 100% with the Criminal Control Model because like I stated before, the government would waste their time and money just to look up everyone’s case and prove them not guilty. With The Crime Control Model It allows the government room to breathe but also allows them to do searches and studies to make find out if the offender is really innocent or in guilty of the
Putting some of the sentencing at the discretion to the judges may keep our prisons from becoming overcrowded. Overcrowded prisons not only cost more to maintain but they also force states to release the truly bad criminals out into society before they
The three strikes law was implemented in 1993, it was created to act as a strong deterrent as well as to identify and incarcerate habitual offenders by enforcing minimum sentence lengths. The advocates of the law propose that it keeps violent and serious criminals behind bars therefore reducing crime rate. Those opposed suggest it overfills our prisons with aging criminals that eventually hamstring our economy. Overall I believe the three strikes law does more good than harm, and Ill examine articles that go deeper into these matters. According to Eugene H. Methvin, a large portion of violent crime can be prevented with an effective strategy of identifying and incarcerating the individual, keeping him/her off the streets; saving society much
Treatment Versus Incarceration Anthony Williams Ivy Tech Community College Treatment Versus Incarceration One of the most controversial points in America is the debate about Treatment versus Incarceration. We have sectors that seem to believe that you cannot treat and rehabilitate an offender. This sector, which is the Justice System of this country, simply states ‘build more prisons’. We have come to a time where there are so many prisons in some states that it is considered a vital source of income for that state. As we will soon learn, if we do not put some type of behavioral modification program in place we will continue to have the problems of prison overcrowding.
This has introduced a whole new form of inhuman cruelty and society should wholeheartedly disagree with this type of treatment of human beings. First, Jacoby mistakenly presumes that flogging can keep juvenile delinquents’ from taking up a life as a career criminal if he was publicly horse-whipped. This is really a pathetic analysis. There are statics showing that gangs initiate new members to painful and humiliating beatings by older gang members. If flogging would come back in this century and be legalized like Jacoby presume it should be it would open the door for more violence and humiliation by anyone and everyone and most
Any amount of time away from your family and friends in harsh in my opinion, but isn’t that the reason why we have prison to isolate prisoners so that they will be reformed by missing the outside world. I am sure if the courts felt that sentencing was too harsh of if someone in congress thought it to be too harsh, there would be a revision in sentencing. My opinion on clemency is as follows, in the eleventh hour of his presidency, President Bush granted clemency to the following felons. I feel that all of these crimes were serious offenses. If these are the type of people that receive pardons, maybe that president should have to give just cause for the
Unfortunately, our society has resorted to the use of plea bargains due to the expenses of a jury trial. Pros and Cons of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing To every situation or argument there is a list of pros and cons. The following are a few of the arguments for and against mandatory minimum sentencing. Pros: (1) Keep judges from giving useless sentences, such as probation for child molesters, (2) The potential cost of committing crimes is clearly laid out, which may actually deter someone who is aware of those minimums, (3) They can also help reduce the case load at courts through plea bargains. Cons: (1) Disproportionately affect minorities, (2) Increase prison population, (3) eliminates judicial discretion so the punishment does not always fit the crime.
So now we have people in prison for small crimes, overcrowding them and wasting taxpayer’s money. Also the focus is taking off the bigger problem. We are concerting ourselves with dealers when we should be focusing on is suppliers and drug trafficking. With a mandatory sentence lawyers lose bargaining chips for that information. The good news is that charges are finally being addressed.
I think we are so much quicker to throw people in jail even for petty things such as minor drug charges. Obviously we cannot let things like this just slip by, but it sort of goes back to the first idea that I talked about, is the purpose of the justice system to rehabilitate or punish? Maybe if we decided to rehabilitate more criminals we wouldn't have such a problem with overcrowding in
I believe that gun control laws are unconstitutional. Gun Control laws are only taking away our rights given to us in the second Amendment of the Constitution which are protected by the fourteenth Amendment. Forcing people to have background checks before purchasing a gun or making assault weapons illegal will not lower the level of crime that is caused by guns. These laws will only affect law abiding citizens of the United States. Why would a criminal follow gun control laws if he or she is already going to break the law to commit a crime?