In some states, the individual must be convicted of two serious felonies for the three strikes law to apply, while in others any felonies count towards the third strike. Critics of the three strike law express many strong arguments against their harsh legal statute. Our society has ultimately had an issue with the three strikes law. Some people have said that the law “destroys the flexibility of the courts and the judge, it is unjust in certain conditions, and it adds more criminals to an already crowded and expensive criminal system”
Do you agree that incarceration is a better method of correction than corporal punishment? Why or Why not? Answer: I agree that incarceration is a better method of correction than corporal punishment because we are giving them a chance to think about their crime and give them a certain amount of time to be a better person and have a second chance at a more meaningful life. Hurting them does something (Yes!) but it’s not the right thing to do; as an individual we have to give that person a second chance to redeem them self.
P4 P5 M3 D2 government and politics ID Cards: The policy to implement ID cards has both positive and negative effects on the public services. Positive effects on the police A positive way of how ID cards have a positive effect on the police is that it will be easier to find out the identity of people which will save time that was currently used trying to find out who people are. The ID card will stop people claiming they are someone else to waste police time and to stop them from getting into trouble because the ID card will have a picture of them and their name and possible fingerprints to prove their identity. This means that the police will waste less time and can look like they are doing a more effective job in the communities. Because they have more time to become a larger and more skilled presence in communities, it will deter crime and will end up with more criminals being captured and brought to justice Another positive effect ID cards may have it that they will have the person’s fingerprints on them.
This sentencing mechanism has certainly contributed to the increase in prison population. It has also placed harsher punishments that often times do not fit with the crime. Repeat offenders are getting sentenced to long prison terms for low priority crimes. “And if structured sentencing was designed to provide consistency in the type of sentences handed down for specific crimes, the habitual felon law does exactly the opposite, as the offender’s status as a “habitual felon” determines the sentence more so than the severity of the most recent felony”
Delinquency Deterrence Response The threat of punishment does deter juvenile delinquency by general deterrence which means that crime control policies that depend on the fear of criminal penalties, such as long prison sentences for violent crimes. The aim is to convince law violators that the consequence outweighs the benefits of the crime or criminal activity (Wadsworth, 2005) If more severe, certain, and swift the punishment is the guiding principle of deterrence theory then the effects of the deterrence is greater. Since the increase in teenage violence, gang activity, and drug abuse was a result of not punishing adolescents severely as adults were so that juvenile justice authorities would not interfere with the parens patriae philosophy, which means A doctrine that grants the inherent power and authority of the state to protect persons who are legally unable to act on their own behalf (West,2005), prompted a reevaluation of deterrence strategies in the 1990’s shifting an emphasis on treatment to an emphasis on public safety in some juvenile courts (Wadsworth, 2005). This would allow officers to enter schools undercover to identify and arrest juvenile drug dealers and to allow judges to be more open with charging juveniles as adults leading to doubling the total of juveniles under the age of eighteen from thirty-four hundred in 1985 to seventy-four hundred in 1997. This and the legislators passing more restrictive juvenile codes seems to have an overall beneficial effect on the delinquency rate and that is that it has declined.
There is little question that the public leans toward a punishment that is harsher for those who commit acts of armed robber. The public would the people are who innocent and inevitably be the victims who would be the targets for those criminals. The public would be in full support of a motion that punishes those who perform these acts more harshly than they are being punished now in the hopes that the new legislation would act as deterrence. It has been a common theory that harsher punishments would indeed be effective as deterrents to such acts of deviance as armed robbery. Acts of armed robbery that end in violence or homicide tend to render the public outraged and give their voice a stronger demand for justice to be done.
It is very important to make the public aware of the new bill passed and the new doubled prison terms if convicted of armed robbery. If the bill were passed there would be the issue of financial responsibilities, which the innocent public would be responsible for. Doubling a prison term could be costly and one solution would be to seek some funding through fundraisers and grants from the state. The bill would costs the citizens but it would keep them at ease and at peace knowing that almost anyone would be discouraged of committing such a crime. We hope that this bill would have an impact on the would be criminals because not only would their sentence be longer but their chances at parole would be harder to
The general ideal of the deterrence method suggest that one punishment is enough to deter other people if the situation is take care of quickly enough. General deterrence basically believes if young people see that society both intends to punish criminal acts, they will be deterred from committing a crime by the factors and awareness. The more severe and swift the punishment is, then the greater of the deterrent effect. An example could be having more police officers on the streets, thus convincing potential delinquents that they will be caught. Specific deterrence method focuses on the fact that if an individual is punished strongly for one crime, then they will not commit this crime again out of fear of punishment.
They are suggesting that the state government should look into the possibility of using community-based alternative to detention which is not only more cost-effective but could also be a more effective solution to juvenile crimes. But this could only work if you have those teens who want the help. So that’s why they provide them with the feel like you at home setting. The state feel if we can provide them with the essential of doing the right thing, they will less likely to commit a crime. But being touch on crime is always a good approach, that’s what are need to stay on track.
The advantages of probation are that it is a more serious order than a good behavior bond, but still suitable for less serious offences, easier to supervise conditions imposed on the offender, inexpensive and can rehabilitate the offender. The disadvantages of probation are that the offender has the opportunity to re-offend, may not deter and takes up police time that could be better spent. The key to making probation orders effective is the quality of the supervision provided by the probation officers. A suspended sentence is where an offender is sentenced to full-time imprisonment for 2 years or less, the Judge may order that the sentence be ‘suspended’; in other words, that the offender be released from custody and enter a good behavior bond for the term of the