Instead of just throwing criminals away and forgetting about them, a quick glance at any academic article or research studies on this subject makes it painfully clear what needs to be done. More focus must be put on rehabilitation for those willing to be helped rather than blind punishment doled out indiscriminately toward all, and though chemical castration is not a perfect catch-all solution for every sex offender, it's a start. With overall general reduction in recidivism rates in nearly all studies conducted, having it as an option for rehabilitation is a much needed positive step in not only understanding and fixing our recidivism problems regarding sex offenders, but alsop towards the pursuit of justice in our society as a
While the increase in homicide rate from 2010 to 2011 may seem small there are certainly many schemes that the Philadelphia Police Department should be looking into in order to ensure that no further increase occurs. Problem oriented policing is an effective way to handle and prevent specific problems such as homicide and it is clear that other cities like Boston, Jersey City, Kansas City and Jacksonville have been met with success when they have implanted such schemes. For Philadelphia’s specific problem of gun crime specialized patrol could prove valuable and effective in reducing homicide rate as homicide is so closely tied to firearm availability and use. However, I do not think that one scheme in isolation will be the most effective plan in long term reduction which is why hot spot policing would add further success to a problem oriented policing scheme for Philadelphia. Specialized patrols for guns and hot spot policing are only two suggestions of how to implement problem oriented policing and tackle the homicide rate but the true advantage of implementing problem oriented policing is that it can and should be reviewed periodically and changed based on where the city’s major problems lie.
Another major point is that our justice system shows more sympathy for criminals than it does victims. DNA testing and other methods of modern crime scene science can now effectively eliminate almost all uncertainty as to a person's guilt or innocence. Prisoner parole or escapes can give criminals another chance to kill. This contributes to the problem of overpopulation in the prison system. Has one ever thought of the victim’s family when the whole court cases are going on?
Gun accidents have been declining as Wilson writes, “the rate of fatal gun accidents has been declining while the level of gun ownership has been rising” (Barnet and Bedau 126). Fewer than 2 percent of gun fatalities are caused by someone mistaking the victim for an intruder. The facts do not support the self-injury argument. Gun control advocates need to understand that they should use correct facts in their arguments if the hope to maintain credibility. People against gun control that want tougher laws on gun related violence will most likely see those added laws overlooked because the tougher laws will most likely be an add-on to current laws.
Docs Google+ Gmail Calendar more All DocsEdit thesis and body paragraph Thesis statement for research paper Firearms have reduced the crime and death rate among citizens because it allows them to protect themselves and adding more gun legislation will only hinder their right to self defence thus making them more vulnerable to crime and death. Body paragraph 3 Countries that enforced strict gun laws and even banned certain types of firearms have seen an increase in crime and death, while at the same time making it nearly impossible for their citizens to protect themselves. Rates of crime and violence have been on the rise in countries that have banned or made it very difficult to obtain firearms by lawful citizens . This has been
The public believe and have great confidence in the Magistrates system. Studies in 2000 and 2001 suggests that the public would neither understand or support any moves to lesson the role of key Magistrates, who are seen as an example of active citizenship within the criminal justice system. Comparatively, few Magistrates’ decisions, and many of appeals are against sentence rather than finding of guilt. Overall, we can see that the advantages have helped improve the criminal justice system and save money. These advantages help us to understand that lay Magistrates are better than professional judges as they are able to represent clear public values in order to give fair
Prior to this study, only small sample sizes were used in research on stalking. Even though a lot was accomplished with this survey, there is still much to learn in regards to the implementation of effective policies in dealing with stalking. Future policies could help curb the issue dramatically. The creation of domestic violence and stalking units within individual police departments could go a long way in handling future cases. By specifically training an officer for such a unit, it would put the officer at the victims’ level and offer much more help than the average police officer would.
Gun control is a world known and difficult issue that the United States struggles with. Throughout history firearms have always played an important role in the lives of Americans. History also shows that the rising amount of gun owners correlates with the rising amount of gun related crimes. There are those who believe that enforcing tighter regulations and background checks will help in ending gun related violence. Then there are those who believe that they have “the right to bear arms”.
Thus, the problem of criminal gun violence is concentrated within a very small subset of gun owners, indicating that gun control aimed at the general population faces a serious needle-in-the-haystack problem.” The vast majority of citizens buying firearms are only doing it merely for their own protection. Criminals are always going to have access to firearms may it be legally or illegally. So the worst thing we could possibly do is to outlaw guns for the whole population. That would leave crime victims utterly defenseless. Gun ownership plays a big role in personal safety.
Local police agencies are the most commonly seen and known, do to their high visibility in our communities. Local agency conduct patrols which helps deter crime do to police visibility. Police also take reports that can be used in trials. Local police tend to be less specialized then the larger agencies such as the FBI, but will be well verse in multiple areas of law enforcement. Local agencies will also be less funded; less funding means these agencies will not always have the latest and greatest of equipment and resources.