The article expounds on some key statistics that suggest that young people are 36 more times to commit suicide in an adult prison than a juvenile facility. It also speaks to the outcome of young people who survive an adult facility. They return to society as damaged and dangerous people and are more likely to commit violent crimes and add to the recidivism rate. This article reinforces my opinion and advocates my stance on children in jails with adults. A quote from the article that puts it in perspective says, “The rush to criminalize children has set the country on a dangerous path.
Desmond LeSure Professor Bolton ENGL 1020 19 April 2012 “Is the Three-Strikes Law fair and ethical?” There are individuals who were known as habitual criminals who constantly repeated the cycle of committing a crime, getting arrested, and eventually getting released. In 1993, Americans noticed that this was very costly to the public because the process of arresting and trying these criminals was expensive. American tax payers were beginning to become concerned with this issue and wanted something to be done about habitual offenders. Society is pushing the issue that it was more logical to keep repeat criminals in jail and not release them to commit more crimes. Politicians listened to society and executed a law that would put an end to
In addition, Swedish prisons are now housing a growing number of "hard-boiled inmates from Eastern European countries," including a number of prisoners convicted on drug charges and a "record number of prisoners serving life sentences" (Alvarez, 2005). Although Rodstroem's plan for a bunker-like prison has been dropped, Sweden is planning to "upgrade the maximum-security wings of three prisons and to convert a fourth prison to high security" (Alvarez, 2005). The prison service has also developed new methods to curb escapes, most of which focus on reducing contact between prisoners and contacts outside the facility; the methods here include jamming calls on smuggled cell phones (Alvarez, 2005). The service also plans to rethink its longstanding policy, which is common in most European prisons, of having the guards intermingle closely with the prisoners (Alvarez, 2005). The theory is that when the inmates get to know the guards, and vice versa, the two build a relationship of trust, which also allows the guards to
It also backs up my other sources with the same research results; by removing the sentencing discretion of judges, and replacing it with mandatory jail sentences, we are sending more offenders to prison instead of programs designed to rehabilitate. Information in this article also supports my argument that mandatory laws violate the Constitution. Taking power away from judges is a violation of the 10th amendment “separation of powers.” As a result, our prison population has quadrupled and is filled with the wrong people. Mandatory sentencing applies so broadly that they sweep minor criminals and drug users along with the major ones, “drug kingpins,” who are the real targets of the statutes. Bender, David L. “America’s Prisons Opposing Viewpoints”4thed.Minnesota.
Nowadays, horrifying crimes are being committed by criminals and they are being punished for it. It has been believed that behind every crime there is a reason, which usually gets neglected. In the world of justice, reasons doesn’t matter, only thing that matters is whoever did the crime has to be punished and everyone should get justice. From the articles “How people turn monstrous” by Mark Buchanan and “Revisiting the Stanford prison experiment” by Philip G. Zimbardo, which means human behavior is forceful. The good people always get forced inherently into the bad situation.
In this situation, social structure is the most logical explanation for the behavior of the inmates and the remaining criminal behavior. It is believed many of the individuals had hard struggles before entering the prison, hence the need to rely on gang interactions. The Pelican Bay State Prison was an environment to prove yourself to other gang members and represent the gang. You had to acquire strength, determination, and overall a violent nature. Many fights broke out in that prison, and most prisoners left with more strength and potential to continue in gang violence upon release from the prison.
Also how many great lawyers want to prove defendants innocent? Criminal law chargers can change a person future forever. It can ruin their families’ lives, it can ruin their jobs, ruin friendships, and even how a whole community will look at you. Why I do believe that investigators should do whatever it take to catch a criminal, sometimes they do go too far just because of the press and how people want someone to be caught. Pressure hurts an investigation more than anything.
The results, of the crime control model are wrongful convictions, being over-turned and this is a major downfall in the criminal justice system. On the other hand the due process model is more concerned with the structure and the efficiency of the law. The due process focuses on evidences and facts in a case and ensures that a person in innocent until proven guilty in the court of law. In addition the due process model goal is the prevention and the elimination of crimes within the criminal justice
However, convictions are rare due to the careful cover-up of evidence and a lack of reliable witnesses. One example of common behavior among organized crime groups is community manipulation. By offering threats of harm or promises of protection to the surrounding citizens of the community the organized crime group gains power and the ability to continue their criminal activity with a lesser chance of being caught. Law enforcement relies heavily on information from citizens while conducting criminal investigations. Organized crime participants are master manipulators and can easily instill fear in the citizens within the area.
This theory is defined as the pressure that individuals feel to reach socially determined goals. In 1938, Robert Merton defined this theory as delinquency as a form of adaptive problem solving behavior which the response to frustration and undesirable social environments. Merton states that goals such as wealth and personal happiness are often portrayed as desirable for everyone but means to these goals are equally available (Schmalleger, 2012). Because of the unavailability of these desires, this causes a strain, many turn to crime to get what they want/desire. The inmates in the Pelican Bay Prison have committed crimes, such as murder and robberies so they can get what they want without working for it.