Discretionary justice can be defined as a measure of leniency considering the background and the records of the victim before deciding their punishments. In the essay, Gladwell talks about how a young American physicist almost poisoned his tutor because he was mindlessly doing experiments due to his family problems. He was forced to work in the lab, and thus making mistake is understandable considering that he was young. Besides, utilizing discretionary justice can provide more options on the punishments. Instead of sending the young physicist to the police, set him on probation which will not damage his reputation as a scientist.
To deny him this was wrong. Some people think that staying in detention centres is a vacation, because the government pays for everything, but how would they know, have they been or stayed inside one? People make assumptions on what they see in the media, but the media also doesn’t know the full story, they just know what the officials tell them and want them to see. Living in detention centres is NOT some holiday, it is harsh and a horrible place to stay. Detention centres is not a place where the people are treated with respect and kindness, it is a place where people, especially teenagers get sexually assaulted, given the wrong medication and can even die.
He dismisses this argument by listing other activities that could be harmful to an individual such as smoking tobacco, riding motorcycles, and having unprotected sex. This comparison makes the idea of prohibiting these activities because they are harmful to the individual participating in them seem rather ridiculous. Basically, illegal drugs CAN be harmful to a user; at the same time, smoking tobacco IS harmful to a user, yet smoking cigarettes is perfectly legal. I think Huemer’s argument effectively defeats the prohibitionists’ standpoint that drugs should be outlawed because they are harmful to the user. Second, the author addresses the prohibitionist argument that illegal drugs cause harm to people around the user as well.
If you decide to have sex during this time, it is really important that a condom is used or it is likely the medicine won’t have worked. How do you prevent Chlamydia? The only 100% effective method in preventing STDs is abstinence, but if you’re sexually active, the best way to avoid the disease is to be mutually monogamous with someone who has tested negative for Chlamydia. Condoms also give good protection against the disease. What’s the worst that could happen?
A good condom would be one with a small latex tip to avoid breaking of the condom. Overall, latex condoms are good ways to prevent STD’s and pregnancy, but they do break, so its not 100% guaranteed to prevent pregnancy or disease. There are many methods out there, but the most effective method is to have sexual intercourse with one partner. Who thought that sex would be easy? It’s not.
Unlike medications, supplement Dietary Supplements 3 makers do not have to prove their products are safe or effective. The FDA, however, can force a supplement from the market if it proves it is unsafe (nutrition.about.com, n.d.). Dietary supplements can be good for the body if there are substances lacking in the body. If a person has diseases, supplements can help control them. It is best to consult a doctor before taking supplements because they can interact with medications, causing bad reactions.
Naming Sex Offenders More and more controversy arises every year over whether to make sex offenders names public. The question lurks in peoples’ minds are sex offenders really and truly rehabilitated or are they just simply claiming to be reformed? The answer to that question is that 89 percent of sex offenders repeat their offense after completing rehabilitation or being chemically castrated. Every state has a community notification system in place to alert the community of sex offender registrations. According to Appelbaum, “Most identified sex offenders reside in the community, having completed their prison terms or having been placed directly on probation without incarceration”.
To answer the question, many things are done daily to prevent police brutality. Nearly every case of police brutality presents a legal dynamic of related but separate civil and criminal cases. Once a citizen claims police abuse, there is almost always a contradictory allegation by the police accusing the citizen of being the initial aggressor and primary criminal actor against the police. (Lawson T.F. 2013) Police often blame the victim of police brutality when accused of being too brutal with their use of force.
The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 needs to be amended once again if we are to keep our children safe in these perilous times. A recent study has shown that the majority of child sexual crimes are committed by relatives and/or friends (Steinbock). Knowing these criminals are in our communities does not deter them from committing this heinous crime against children. According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, there are 603,000 registered sex offenders in the U.S. and another100, 000 sexual offenders are noncompliant, and many are simply missing. “One in five girls and one in ten boys will be sexually victimized in some way before they reach the age of 18.
Criminal justice agencies use electronic monitoring to keep track of offenders who are under house arrest, in pretrial release or on parole. Sometimes, electronic monitoring is used to monitor criminal’s movements within a prison or jail complex. Another use to electronic surveillance is monitoring sex offenders after they are release from prison. In July 2006 President Bush signed the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. The act empowers the Justice Department to receive funds in order to help state and local governments provide sex offenders with electronic surveillance units.