I believe neuro-imaging could be used as evidence. While many people may use it as an excuse for their actions, it makes sense for why they did these actions. I do not believe it should give them a free pass out of jail (since they still know its wrong and CAN ask for help), but I do think they need counseling and medication over some jail time since that is the only thing that will cure their problem. 5. Do you believe that the judicial system should be based on holding people accountable for their choices (blame) or probability of future crimes committed?
His necessities as a young boy were replaced by his situation as a criminal, causing him to be more hurt as a child and to more likely follow in criminal behavior. And of corse this only led to Trevino committing cumulative crimes, each time the crime standing more boldly in comparison to his initial circumstances as a child. When it finally came time for his trial, all of George’s contributions and achievements were never heard, the only thing that played any role in his trial was his criminal record, which is sad to see. The initial problem is that judging the crimes committed as opposed to the boy himself, drives the system closer towards punishment as opposed to rehabilitation. When the child’s needs are not considered nor acknowledged, a personalized treatment cannot be appointed.
If the reader were like me, they would have been sentimental and found this passage very uncomfortable. After all, the inmate did something to lock them up in the first place. I find this appeal unfair to the reader, because, if the reader is not educated in the prison system or aware of the reason the prisoner is locked up in the first place, they may feel differently towards the treatment of the prisoners, compared to basing their opinion off just Abramsky’s article. Secondly, Abramsky supports
This sounds eerily similar to the kind of treatment prisoners seem to receive in incarceration. There’s no rehabilitation period, no attempt to aid in the recovery of their mental health. Something is wrong with these people on a cognitive level. They don’t think as normal people do. The state should be funding associations who will fix these people, so on their release day they won’t just continue on the road which led them to prison in the first
The Treatment of Inmates Samantha McAnally Abstract This paper will be discussing how the prison system, the guard and each other treat inmates. Through a practical view, the argument could be made that these prisoners are being treated to good and not good enough. The society can consider a comprehensible, hypothetical groundwork towards an ethical decision-making concerning the inmates. People should come to a concrete conclusion upon a course of action before making a decision on how to punish them. The Treatment of Inmates When there are millions of people incarcerated throughout the United States, the ethical treatments of prisoner’s human rights require examination.
After reading Kenneth Wooden’s book Weeping in the Playtime of Others: America’s Incarcerated Children, I was exposed to the devastating, heartbreaking truths about our corrupt legal system. I was never aware of the physical abuse, torture and exploitation experienced by juveniles staying in correctional facilities across America. What I found to be most disturbing is that many of these youths were not actually criminals, but runaways and mentally disabled and emotionally disturbed children. The graphic and specific nature of the descriptions was extremely unsettling because although they are events that occurred in the past, it is still recent enough to realize that what happened to these children was not terribly long ago. However, the gruesome treatment of juveniles has in
Some of the children end up being arrested and being sentenced to juvenile prisons. In this place, they undergo corrective measures so that they may be able to get back to the community when reformed. Background and Justification High recidivism among the juvenile is associated with the increase in crime, lack of stable a home environment, unstable families and the risk of health in the society. However much the government is doing to rectify juvenile delinquents, Juvenile recidivism is still a steadily growing problem. The recidivism happens because those juveniles do not feel like the fit in the community after they leave the juvenile correctional centers.
The discussion could be is that criminals are being handled well, but some say that they are not being handled like criminals. However, when you think back many years ago, criminals had no rights what so ever. The wardens ran the prison as they saw fit. As for the criminals back in the day, they would be taken out and stoned, beat, and even killed. But with the ethical treatment of criminals these days has a gentle and healthier living circumstances.
Some juvenile inmates come from broken homes, divorced families, deadbeat parents and are just trying to survive. Juvenile prisons need to be different from adult prisons, you can’t treat kids like adults, especially the younger juveniles. They need a role model to influence them positively, punishment but an emphasis on hope a better life more than anything. Adults still need hope, but if you’re still committing crime as an adult you’re either in the wrong place at the wrong
Every ethical theory has its own unique way on looking into issues. Utilitarian stands out the most to me because it stands for the belief that moral rules should be choices made by a society to promote the happiness of its members. Through the utilitarian view the argument could be made that these prisoners are being treated to good and not good enough. If this theory was utilized within the jail system many issues would be solved and go along with the right and not wrong. I was a Correction Officer for a few years in the city jail called Rikers Island.