University of Phoenix Material: Robin Mravik Ethical Dilemma Worksheet Incident Review 1. What is the ethical issue or problem? Identify the issue succinctly. | The law enforcement officials did suspect that the individual was driving under the influence and thus becoming a risk to himself and everyone else around him. Before the law enforcement officer can make an arrest there has to be a clear sign of probable cause if an officer neglects to find probable cause before arresting the individual when the trial comes along, the case will be dismissed in court and the offender will walk away free.
Prison time is an effective deterrent to a point, with some people more time is needed. Prosecutors should have the option of using a variety of punishments in order to minimize crime. The most fundamental principle of justice is that the punishment should fit the crime. When someone plans and brutally murders another person, it would seem that justice would be better served if they too were killed as they had planned to kill another human being. Our justice system shows more sympathy for criminals than it does victims and this should be altered.
Mr. Beccaria and other members of the Classical School fought for punishment to be set by legislative instead of judges having all of the authority for punishment. The members of the Classical School of Thought believed that preventing crime was more important than punishing the criminal. When criminals know what the punishment is going to be for the crimes that they are going to commit it will help to deter the crimes from being committed. When people do commit crimes the crime is done of their own free will. This procedure of knowing the punishment with it being severe to the
That is, is that person a criminal? Many innocent people would be killed if we didn’t have the death penalty because the death penalty puts down our most dangerous lawbreakers to make the streets safe. Without the death penalty our streets would be swarming with our most dangerous felons. The death penalty should
Even though the accused are thought to be evil they like everyone else have constitutional rights before they are arrested. A crime is defined as “a wrong against society or the public interest” (Davenport, 2009, p. 38). Most of society thinks of a crime as breaking any law that was put into place to protect the people by people and the government. There are many different
This is truly a bothersome idea because the capital punishment is irreversible. No matter how many precautions are made, there are always going to be mistakes because decisions are made by humans. If the mistake is acknowledged after the execution, then the state would have committed a crime that’s equivalent to the murder. Since the 1900's, at least 416 innocent people have been sentenced to death penalty in the name of justice. (Popular Misconceptions About the Death Penalty, n.d.).
Racial Profiling should not be allowed. Racial profiling is a violation of people’s civil rights. Every race commits crimes and if the police are targeting one race. That will give the other races more space to commit more vicious crimes. Racial Profiling is when a single group or race is singled out and watched closely because the police feel that they are more likely to commit crimes.
Further, because most hate-crime legislation puts added effort into prosecuting crimes against certain individuals or groups, what about the same crimes committed against someone who doesn't fit into one of those groups? Will the crime be prosecuted to the same extent? If not, you're making things worse for the majority, who are likely to feel underprotected. If the problem is that too many people (of any group) are being mugged, or assaulted, or their belongings vandalized, you should put more effort into prosecuting muggings, assaults, or vandalism. Not to protect any one group, but to protect all
That’s a lot of jail time. There is also a fatal reaction from drugs. A user could over dose on the particular drug or the altered perception from the drug could cause the person to make a deadly mistake. For example, if someone were to be under the influence of a drug and decided to drive a car or something in that nature, it could cause a wreck. This could kill the person using the drug or an innocent bystander.
Punishment must be specific to the crime. A murderer and a thief cannot receive the same sentence. A murder is more of an extreme offense than that of a theft, so the former should suffer more for their crime than that of the latter. Punishment also depends on how guilty the person is for the crime they have committed. An accomplice should be given a sentence but the mastermind who lead the crime should be punished more and should in turn suffer more for the crime they committed.