What gives us the right to put a dollar amount on a human life? Many feel we are overstepping our bounds and rights as humans. You may hear many numbers about the cost of housing a prisoner; although, consensus is that it is more expensive to prosecute a death penalty case and house the prisoner that will be executed than it is to simply house an inmate for life without the possibility of parole. The cost of trying a death penalty case is said to be close to one million dollars in the majority of information regarding these cases. Imagine how much money would be saved if the death penalty was abolished.
Techniques such as evidence and assumptions are used in this essay to persuade readers. However, though it is an engaging piece of work, it cannot persuade me to support his proposition. "Bring Back Flogging" was published on February 20, in 1997 in the Boston Globe. In this essay, Jeff Jacoby describes the weak points of today's criminal justice system, and claims that flogging should be our option because it is a much quicker, cheaper, educational and effective way than imprisonment. In his argument, Jacoby does furnish a good amount of evidence, yet he seems to choose many wrong proofs.
Pros and Cons on the “Three Strikes” law A. The “Three Strikes” law, which provides mandatory 25-to-life sentences for a third felony conviction. B. Three strikes laws reduce felony arrest rates C. The jail is full of three-strike offenders, had to release lesser offenders because of the overcrowding. D. I think what they need to do is modify the law to say that the third strike has to be a violent felony IV.
Why? Royalties, lords, and dictators use torture as on of their main way to control people. Article #3 Source: Database (School.eb.com/levels/high/article/73000) Title of Article: Torture Author: Nigel S. Rodley Quote: “Torture is a extreme physical pain served as the basis for establishing guilt or innocence; to secure confessions in cases of serious crime.” Meaning: Torture has been inflected throughout centuries to make criminals confess information. Why? To show how
Project 1 - Corrections Timeline 1920’s Treatment and Punishment of offenders in 1920’s Progressive era was to provide guidance; friendship and assistances to the offenders. The progressive thought it was necessary to know the offenders life history and then have a devise treatment program specific to that individual. They would need the discretion to diagnose each criminal prescribe treatment and release to the community. electric chair to be used to execute inmates sentenced to death. Lawmakers consider the electric chair a more humane method of execution than public hanging, which took place in the yards of county courthouses.
I disagree with plea bargaining for the fact that if they did something once and get a plea bargain many will think of it as they got away with something, also they may think if they do something again they will think they can get another plea bargain deal. Topic 2: In Court - What would you do? Wow this is a difficult situation. I would not tell because… CI’s play a vital role in the investigation of many types of crimes, especially drug trafficking and other varieties of criminal collusion. The information they furnish tends to be quite accurate, as demonstrated by the high percentage of productive search warrants
I think if a wealthy person has the means to pay restitution to help the family and at the same time this reduces or helps them avoid a sentence, I am ok with it. I think the victim deserves to be compensated and locking up a person who has means is not always the best idea since this person has substantial income; this can only be to the benefit of the victim. If I were the victim, I would rather receive restitution than see the person locked up in prison. I think a hit to the pocket book may sometimes create more of an impact, especially to a person of means,
It was clear upon reflection that I was placed well and truly in the Justice model supporters camp, one that called for swift and terrible justice that reflected the both the severity and evil nature of the crime .The demonisation of Venables and Thompson by the media as monsters that should be punished with no less than life in prison was (I felt at the time) justified. I then re evaluated the case asking myself how I felt I would react to it now applying the knowledge and values introduced through K115 and was surprised that they
Sentencing Paper Josefina Aburto, CJA/234 October 3, 2011 Darnell Stroble Sentencing Paper Sentencing Paper The justice system’s main objective is to enforce the laws. One way the system enforces the law is to punish offenders. Should offenders be punished? Society thinks so. Society argues that criminals should be punished with lengthy jail terms for the security of society.
In the end the judicial system saves money, both with the time of trials and appeals, as well as reduced charges or sentences that ultimately lead to less time the tax payer has to pay for incarceration. It is true that the rights of the accused are essential within the Constitution, but in my opinion I feel that the accused have given up their right in using plea bargaining and admitting their guilt. If an individual wishes to invoke their rights guaranteed by the Constitution they have the right to all the liberties that are included in that type of trial. Yet, if an individual pleads guilty and wishes to plea bargain, this process should take precedent over the Constitutional right that has been given up with the provision that the accused could retain that right if they so desired. In the end, plea bargaining is an effective tool both for law enforcement, the prosecution, the judicial system, and can benefit the accused as well.