Running head: PRISON TERM POLICY RECOMMENDATION PAPER Prison Term Policy Recommendation Paper Pierre Charlien CJA314 March 28, 2013 Prof: Jacqueline Waltman Introduction In the criminal justice field, it is more common to find that members of society are supportive of stricter sentencing guidelines for serious crimes as well as for repeat offenders. Criminals who are convicted of armed robbery usually do not receive much sympathy from justice officials or society. Armed robbery stories are portrayed widely as it is broadcasted in the media but official data suggest that armed robbery has truly worsened evidently since the early 2000’s. There is debate over this decline in numbers, although it appears that probable changes in criminal profile may be motivating this observed trend (Willis, 2006). Many armed robbers are not new to the crime and usually have a criminal history of robbery or criminal behavior in their past.
Criminals are less likely to commit a crime that they know carries a strict sentence. Crime rates will plummet for this specific crime. With the increasing numbers of inmates, there will also be an increasing number of employment needed to monitor these inmates. This strong sentence also would bring more justice to victims and the families of the victims. Ultimately this will help communities become safer.
The overall purpose and meaning of this article is to send the message that police officers can play a unique part in disrupting the disorder process. If police officers focus on less serious crime and disorder of a neighborhood then serious crimes like felonies will not be able to surface as much. This is because the community will participate more and become more social, and they will develop their own set of rules. A main section of this article that I want to point out is the idea that foot patrol decreases crime rate. In the article it states that police officers didn’t like the idea of foot patrol too much but because they did it relationships with the community was formed and people were less afraid to go outside.
Congress should renew the Federal Assault Weapons Ban Intro: One goal of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban was to reduce the amount of assault weapons used to commit crimes. Renewing this ban will most likely lessen the accessibility of assault weapons and in turn, lower the violence rate. 1st:The less amount of access, the more difficult to attain- Assault Weapons were not intended for citizens to use as it posed a risky potential for violence, therefore decreasing the amount of citizens with access to assault weapons introduces another goal of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban. One might argue that because these weapons can still be modified, sold, and bought on the black market by criminals and other mentally unhinged persons, it can instigate a threat among other law abiding citizens, thus prompting them to purchase them as well. With this I must bring up the case that it is not a legitimate reason for negating the resolution just because criminals will always have access to assault weapons.
June 3rd 2012 CJA/344 Racial Disparity on the application of the Death Penalty The United States criminal justice system is believed to protect and change people. In the early years of United States, racism was a huge issue and it has slowly been disappearing throughout the years. Unfortunately some people are not willing to change their beliefs about races. People that grew up not guided or taught the importance of all people are created equal have negative feelings toward others who do not share the same skin color, religion, and gender. People may believe that people who are different to them should not have the same rights or believe that they are beneath them.
Now, I also agree with how if we make all drugs legal, then society would worsen. If we make drugs legal, then crime will decrease, but it means that drug use might increase as well. There will always be crime. You can't stop crime permanently. Although, drug-related crime might decrease and drug use will increase, if we just have criteria and enforce safe use of drugs, then society will have control of drug-use.
Law enforcement officers maintain that the Constitution of the United States is their boss. They are proud of the training and educational standards required of them and do not believe that there are the same standards for becoming a security professional. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, many cities facing budget issues are hiring private security guards over police officers. “Oakland police say they consider unarmed guards acceptable, but don't support armed guards. People want to go with armed guards because they believe it's cheaper, but they lack adequate training [and] background checks," said spokesman Jeff Thomason.
Every American is equal under the law and they can all quote you their rights, but many do not realize that political participation and civic involvement are a duty and not an option. In order for our American Constitutional Republic to thrive into the future and not just survive or coast by, we must all become more active and involved in both civic organizations and the political process. One of the major factors contributing to a lack of participation is the decline of the American family and family values. Former New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan blames the increase in deviant behavior on the increase of single parent families in the United States. It is easy to see how the decline of the traditional family can lead to an increase in deviance.
September 9, 2008 CJ-250 Essay #1 Functional Crime Emile Durkheim theorized that crime is a normal act in society. I agree that crime is necessary to maintain a stable community and society. Although I do not agree with crime being wise, I do see it as a “what not to do” example for our youth today. There are many negative effects of crime, but there are positive effects too that can influence a community for the better. Is it really fair to say that without crime, our world would be a better place?
Issues such as the non-biodegradability of the product but most importantly the leaching of the poisonous substance polystyrene into the food and drink they packaged, especially when heat is added. This woke up millions of Americans to the silent killer Styrofoam. CONSEQUENCES But still billions ignore the dangerous health and Environmental issues of Styrofoam. The EPA have establish that prolong exposure to