Once such an idea becomes established, prisoners will definitely make efforts not make the world a more unfair place than before and consequently won't commit any crimes. Furthermore, prisoners who have committed more serious crimes should be exposed to more punishment. It is evident that criminals who commit more serious crimes normally are tougher and lack mental flexibility when it comes to change and improvement. Therefore more hardship should be placed on tough criminals' shoulders to make them receptive enough to change. To wrap up, prisons are usually considered to be places where criminals receive punishment.
There punishment needs to be in proportion to the crime that was committed. Deterrence is the philosophy of a way of preventing crimes by threatens a punishment. With this philosophy society is making a statement, they are setting an example that certain actions will not be tolerated. Incapacitation is the philosophy that preventing crime by detaining wrongdoers in prison. This is taking them out of society and reducing their ability to commit any other crimes.
Sentencing Paper Josefina Aburto, CJA/234 October 3, 2011 Darnell Stroble Sentencing Paper Sentencing Paper The justice system’s main objective is to enforce the laws. One way the system enforces the law is to punish offenders. Should offenders be punished? Society thinks so. Society argues that criminals should be punished with lengthy jail terms for the security of society.
The main goals for indeterminate sentencing are the prevention of new crimes, rehabilitation, and to protect the criminals from excessive, unequal, or random punishments. According to the U.S. Department of Justice (1999), Indeterminate sentencing allows corrections managers to deal with problems of overcrowding or with changes in resource allocation by adjusting policies governing award of good time, setting of parole release dates, or releasing offenders on furloughs or to intermittent or partial confinement (p. 5). It is my opinion that indeterminate sentencing has the potential to change lawbreakers into law-abiding
Objectives of Punishment within the U.S. Corrections System CJA492 January 28, 2013 Melissa Andrewjeski The state and federal objectives of punishment are the consequence or penalty for a crime that was committed. The punishment is to ensure that the offender is adequately punished for the offence. The punishment is to prevent the crime by deterring the offender and other persons from committing similar offences. In other words the punishment needs to be severe enough to make the offender not want to reoffend. The punishment is to protect the community from the offender by keeping them off the street, and trying to reconcile if this person wants to change for the better, in essence to also promote the rehabilitation option to the offender which could help denounce the conduct of the offender, but ultimately for the offender to recognize the harm done to the victim of the crime and the community.
Legislatures consider societal views on certain serious crimes in the creating of criminal statutes. Popular societal views pressure legislation to create sentencing laws which represent the people’s ideal punishments for those offenses which are serious. The new compulsory sentencing laws limit further the discretion of sentencing agents creating additional problems for the corrections component of the criminal justice system. Sentencing laws affect corrections more than any other component of the criminal justice system, legislatures must consider the effects of new sentencing laws before voting in favor of bills that will prove to perpetuate and exacerbate current correctional issues (Meyer & Grant, 2003). Sentencing in the United States Punishment is a formal penalty for committing an act that violates the laws.
Perhaps the most obvious goal of the correctional system is to punish those who are found guilty of crimes. This is supposed to serve as a deterrent against one repeating criminal activity and as an example to others of why criminal activities should be avoided. The state of being imprisoned is the most common example of punishment in the correctional system, but the death penalty and lesser penalties such as probation are designed to help correct as well. In addition to punishing a criminal, the correctional system is supposed to protect the rest of society from criminals in jails. By keeping criminals in prison, they are not among the public and are not in a position in which they could harm the public at large with additional criminal actions.