The supporters of this approach believe that the young people have to be taught that whatever negative action they do will result to consequences that they will have to deal with without any exemptions. The punitive approach advocates that the manner to teach the consequences of negative behaviours to young people is by way of heavier punishment. The advocates of this approach perceive young offenders as adults already, and so they do not mind seeing these juveniles going to adult prisons because they deserve
Treating youth offenders at the community level with education is a more effective way to reduce violent crime. II. Current legislation about youth and violent crime focuses on jailing gang members, but this is not the root cause. Show visual aid (Greene & Pranis, 2007).
If teenagers want to start acting like adults, they should be treated as one. Juveniles have to learn from their mistakes and leaving them in the slammer for longer than when they turn 18 would make them learn. Most teens that commit a heinous crime then get released from juvenile hall are more than likely to bounce back to their old ways. It will only get worse. It has been studied before, that older gang members use younger teens to sell drugs and do other gang-related activities for them because they know teens won’t get as big of a punishment as adults.
Therefore, by offering offenders help and support, it may prevent them from committing crimes in the future; helping make society a better place. Something that prisons are continuously criticised for not doing, which is backed up by such high re-offending
Instead of staying in a darkened room, the commanders should be training their officers on how to combat this action and help actual reduce the crimes not cover them up. They need to make sure that officers know the importance of CompStat and how it benefits their department. CompStat can be a great tool, but it must be implemented and used correctly and information cannot be falsified to give data that is wanted. If the information is correct than it can help us ensure that our police department are working to actually reduce crime not just to make their department look good. This information can be used for many different reasons and if individuals knew that police departments were doing everything in their power to actually reduce crimes some areas would not be so scary to live in or
In cases where the primary reason for the offense is related to poverty or mental illness, in my opinion, the primary focus should be rehabilitation, as these offenders are less likely to repeat if they have what they need. Retribution is the one method that I feel really does not have a place in today’s society, if the court feels that the individual is beyond rehabilitation, then it is in societies best interest to protect it from that individual for as long as allowed by law. Deterrence can be a very effective method when trying to curb deviant behavior, but people must know how hard it is to get away with the criminal behavior, and how likely they are to be convicted if arrested, then it can be much more effective than just letting people stumble into the situation then finding out. Ultimately rehabilitation would be the ideal but not everyone can be rehabilitated and these people have to be punished in a way that lets others get the benefits of rehabilitation. References Forer, L. G. (1992).
Past and present trends can be used as a learning tool to deter future trends from being the same as prior trends. Having people get more involved with what is going on around him or her and getting serious about making changes so he or she does not fall victim to any type of crime. People taking stand and alerting the police whenever a crime is occurring, is the way for the criminal justice system to step and take control of the situation. “Long-term trends in other violent crimes are difficult to discern because the only measure available before the 1970s was crime reported and recorded by the police. By this measure, rates of violent crime generally – not just homicide but also rape, robbery, and assault, both simple and aggravated – appeared to increase during the 1960s, continuing upwards until turning downwards in the mid – 1990s (see figure 3, p. 7)” (McDonald & Finn, 2000, p. 6).
The juvenile court system and adult court system uses the same philosophies, but there are some differences between the two. The adult court and juvenile court are similar; both try to deter crime and sentence defendants through punishment philosophies to prevent future crimes. The first punishment philosophy is deterrence. Deterrence is to prevent crime by putting fear and convincing individuals not to commit a crime because he or he would be violating the law. Deterrence is for law enforcement officers in today’s society because police presence around the community prevents and keeps down crime in the
This is effective since young offenders will learn from their mistake without having a traumatising experience. This does create tension due to society believing that young offenders get off punishment to easily especially when they are the victim of a crime. Within the criminal justice system, tension will always be created due to the conflicting demands of the accused, victim and society. Though there still is no effective way to address the rights of the community and individuals, the most appropriate measures are being taken in order to achieve a just
The longer sentence will only anger criminals and make them commit the same crime again. I feel that the focus of study should be on a well planned out rehabilitation program for inmates. Studies show that rehab is the best way to change the crime rate of armed robbery is to talk to the inmates and to figure out what the source of the issue is. Building a relationship with the inmates will allow them to feel like someone cares and they are human. They will feel understood and that they have someone to talk