Criminal Procedure Policy Paper CJA/ 364 Criminal Procedure May 29, 2012 Criminal Procedure Policy Paper The role the criminal justice system plays in society is expansive. Criminal justice is designed to keep the public safe, to stop wrongdoing, to punish wrongdoers, and to provide order to society. Given this broad role there will be times when criminal justice will not perform all roles well. This means, of course, that criminal justice will often fail to meet public expectations. Ultimately, the needs people have for criminal justice mean that they believe the criminal justice system should be designed to pursue goals that fulfill
Examining realist theories Using material from item A and elsewhere assess the value of the right realist approach to crime and deviance (21) Right realism is a conservative and extreme functionalist view of crime. They see it as a growing problem that destroys societies. Sociologists such as James Q Wilson have stressed the point that it cannot be tolerated. The right realist views closely correspond with those of the neo-conservative views in the 70s and 80s. They both argue that ‘nothing works’ right realists are more concerned with solving crime rather than understanding the causes.
Gardner’s ideas are too drastic and I believe he didn’t have enough support in his argument that his plans would actually decrease the murders in gang violence. To say that his thoughts on drugs are the missing piece to gang-violence; I agree with him one-hundred percent. Yet, to pinpoint on drugs as the only reason viciousness and violence happens in gangs, is almost too good to be true. Dan may as well fly off to Never-Never land, because those dreams aren’t ever coming true. First off, I would like to thank Gardner for his enlightening point of view, of how gang violence is heavily influenced by the whole drug trade and the black market that associates itself with it.
No retirement, no relaxation while you’re always watching out for the police and most importantly, no future. Crime truly doesn’t pay. It’s an old lesson that lots of people seem to forget or simply remain ignorant to because there seems to be little argument to the contrary. The government can’t expect the would-be criminals of America, who have seen for themselves how a life of crime
These changes in values and in society allow society to progress and evolve. Durkheim has been criticised in terms of that he does not explain how much crime and deviance is the right amount for society to function properly. He does not provide the causes behind crime, carry on from crime he also talks about how crime serves and benefits society but ignores the effect of this on other individuals and groups of society; he also does not focus on groups and other societies around the world just individuals.
For example the large basins where homeless people used to bathe were replaced by smaller basins, making it harder for them to abuse this property. However the situational crime prevention method is criticised for only being effective when focused on petty opportunistic crime, and also for assuming that deviants make a rational decision prior to their act. Situational crime prevention is also criticised for failing to reduce crime, but simply displacing it. This is done through 4 ways: changing the space where the crime is committed, committing the crime at a different time, changing the target, or by committing a different type of crime. Another approach for crime prevention is environmental crime prevention.
I feel some crimes that have taken place in this country could have been stopped or lessened to a degree with a concealed firearm. The government can not ensure the 100 percent safety and wellbeing of all its citizens. For example the school shootings and workplace instances etc that happened in this country. But if there were more responsible law abiding people that had a concealed weapon on them some of these tragedies could have been avoided or at least minimized the damage that those criminals caused saving the lives of others is always a good thing. Criminals are not known for following the rules so all law abiding citizens have the right to defend themselves by any means needed.
This is a major problem that we need to solve. The Bliss type of homeless should not be incorporated into the statistics we as a nation gather this is because they are not the true homeless people, they are the lazy and unmotivated people of society. They can choose to be houseless if they want to, but they should be excluded from any sort of statistic that we
In the article titled “The Folly of Capital Punishment”, Jeffrey Reinam concludes that capital punishment is immoral to our society; and thus, should not be legalized. Reinam reasons the death penalty is unjust, inhuman, and goes against the progress of civilization. Reinam’s primary argument and rebuttal to Ernest Van Den Haags deterrence argument, is that the death penalty goes against the advancement of civilization. Reinam explains that throughout history we take steps to "lower tolerance for one's own pain and that suffered by others". Due to the states high visibility, size, and moral authority, it is capable to have an impact on citizens beyond the immediate act it authorizes.
The police go to the state for funding for programs and they get turned away, laws are being created that the police have to enforce even if they do not agree with that the law is. There was a time when policing was based politics, if you wanted to be a police chief or higher up in the police department it was all about whom you knew. There was a time when corruption was just running rampant, police were not enforcing drinking laws or taking payoffs and then they would take the money and split it between all. State agencies do not always talk to the local law enforcement or if they do the government does not always give you the information you need. If government and local law enforcement would talk and share information it might make people trust