This is a pivotal part in terms of maintain the functioning of society and to ensure that people don’t go around breaking laws wherever and whenever they want. The criminal justice system is therefore a central part of society and without is society would quickly deteriorate into chaos. There are however a number of issues in the criminal justice system. Some of these issues include false convictions and bias within the courtroom. The tutorial discussion this week was essentially discussing how the system operates and some of the flaws within the system such as false convictions which come about through human error or in extreme cases racial bias (Alberto F. Alesina, Eliana La Ferrara, 2011).
At times, there are even attempts through the legal system to have their sentences reduced and released on “good behavior”. James Hamm, like any other murderer was sentenced for first degree murder and sent to prison. Unlike many offenders, James took a turn for the better. He accepted full responsibility in taking an innocent life, and as a result, made positive steps towards becoming a better person, perhaps both for himself and for society. While incarcerated, James registered in several courses that improve self worth as well as every work program the prison had to offer.
Summary of Policing In America Chapter’s 1 – 3 I found chapters 1-3 of “Corrections in Brief” to be very insightful as to how corrections was formed, and how it has transformed into the industry as we know it today. When I first began reading these chapters, one of the first questions I had was “how is corrections defined?” After reading chapter one I learned that corrections is defined as an institution in which society send those members who are in violation of established laws. I think one of the main purpose of corrections is to hold violators of crimes accountable for those crimes that he/she commits against society. And the main focus of corrections should be on rehabilitating violators of the law from a life a crime, while teaching
Deputy Murray is a large man with a very intimidating stature. Deputy Murray was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, and now works in Union county, which is an adjacent county to the Charlotte area. It has always been a fascination with himself, much like mine, to be an officer of the law. He doesn’t have a great back story for how he became a Deputy Sheriff other than he had a family friend, who was a Deputy Sheriff, sponsor him for his training and then he took him on board when he was completed. Deputy Murray started in the jail in Union county, which was a position he seemed very fond of.
The Preamble of the American Correctional Association Code of Ethics declares that members of the association should have “unfailing honesty, respect for the dignity and individuality of human beings and a commitment to professionalism and compassionate service (www.aca.org).” Not everyone employed by the Department of Corrections adheres to this code of ethics. In fact, the correctional officers in Felon display complete disobedience to this code of ethics. Lieutenant Jackson is the prison’s commander of the yard brawls. Jackson is a sadistic brute that is not only entertained by inmate violence and bloodshed, but places bets on it. After viciously beating a disrespectful inmate Jackson says, “throw him in his cell, let everybody see it!” Correctional officer corruption goes even further than barbaric behavior.
Introduction to ethics and social responsibility Benjamin Wright August 13, 2012 The ethical treatment of prisoner in the United Sates have been a hot topic for many years, and it wouldn’t be surprised to hear every few months about another case taken on by a civil right group to help receive justice for those prisoners who have fallen in between the strict guides set by the department of corrections in the United States. Over the last few decades, the rights and treatment of prisoners has changed to become more realistic. Twenty years ago protections of inmates, or cases brought up by inmates of things that have happened in prisons we over looked and not take seriously. Due to the changes in human rights standards we have reformed the
Checkpoint Jails and Prisons Response When you look at the prison system today there is a large amount of facilities out there used to house inmates. The facility that the offender is placed in is determined by what they have done wrong or the nature of the crime that they committed and their mental status. The common four prisons that will be talked about are the federal prisons, state prisons, private prisons, and county and local jails. One of the big differences in the private prisons is they have contracted out by the government to provide facilities that will be like the state and federal prisons. These private facilities can free up space in the government institutions to help prevent over-crowding.
Rick Ross CJ 4200 11/10/12 Scenario 4 In this scenario, you are faced with a very tough dilemma, dealing with moral and ethical implications. On the one hand you have just witnessed an assault, on an inmate regardless of his previous history. This is clearly where the ethical implications are. On the other hand, the only proof of such an assault is your word, or that of a convicted violent criminal. Whose word you’re challenging is that of your senior officer.
Rehabilitation programs are programs that help the felons while they are prison. There are different types of rehabilitation programs for different types of problems. Whether the person has a drug problem or other problems there is programs that are in place to take care of each individual situation. The felon that gets the help while in prison does not always continue on the right path after his/her release from prison, but any help given could change a person’s
The existence of prisoner brutality within correctional institutions is not only a reflection of the larger society as well as a byproduct of the prison subculture, but is also the cause of vast consequences and resulting great implications on inmates, officers, communities, the justice system, and society as a whole, making its increasing yet well-hidden prevalence an essential issue to be uncovered and addressed by the United States. Abusive behavior of inmates and correctional staff has been an essential aspect of prison culture since the founding of the American penal system. Housing a number of violent and non-violent convicted criminals in close confinements provides a logical explanation as to why prisons are subject to an environment