Functionalism interprets each part of society in terms of how it contributes to the stability of the whole society. The parts all depend on each other. It is believed by functionalist that crime is necessary for a society. Crimes point to the other members of the society what is wrong and what is right. Crime helps economy by creating a jobs for law enforcement officers, psychiatrists, probation officers, etc.
The idea behind corrections facilities is to take a criminal and rehabilitate them so that they may reenter society a better person and as one that may become a contributor to society instead of taking from society. There are a wide variety of issues that the clients in corrections might have. Many might have the same main issues but the underlying issues that cause those issues are the ones that really need the work. These are the main behavioral plans that case managers will work on
Americans will save a lot of money from taxes, the prison population would decrease, and the government would realize how harsh and unfair their sentencing system is. Americans would much rather old drug dealers who want to improve and change their lives back on the streets rather than having a murder or a rapist back on the streets. If the drug dealers really want to change their lives and start a new life then they should be able to get out of prison. Most of the inmates have already served more than enough time then they actually deserve. Americans need to start sticking up for what’s right in their country and should stop being bullied by the government.
While at a glance each of these programs may seem harmless, Dr. Spencer illustrates why he believes America’s economy is declining because of the current system. Dr. Spencer states,” The most useful role of government in the economy is to make sure people –especially companies and businesses-play by the rules.” Anti-trust laws for example provide rules that prevent monopolies in the market. Many of the programs the government enacts stall the natural effects of supply and demand that drive a free market and are in fact monopolies. As is
Pelican Bay State Prison: War Zone Marquette Steffke CJA/314 August 27, 2015 Gary Howard Pelican Bay State Prison: War Zone Pelican Bay State Prison is well known for an intriguing reputation. The reputation is withheld through gang leaders whom desire to enter the doors and dominate others while gaining an even better reputation for themselves. The prisoners within Pelican Bay commonly set a goal to gain entrance to this prison because it is more like a reward than a punishment. Gang leaders and members gain more strength and skill upon admission. This prison represents the theory of social structure due to the environment the criminals enter allowing them to continue down a negative path.
This has been developed in a variety of ways, in part of efforts to abolish parole, to adopt certain kinds of determinate sentencing guidelines and to put into practice other sentencing reforms. "www.thefreelibrary.com" (2011). I believe truth in sentencing is a deterrence of recidivism when using good time and work time credits. I believe every person deserves the opportunity to pay off their debt to society and prove that they will not be a repeat offender. Once a criminal has been convicted and has been sentenced to do their time, this is where they are able to show society and the criminal justice system that they have learned their lesson from their mistake.
Social Trends By: Swandonna Rone Class: Criminology Instructor: David Di Bari Date: 04/07/12 One of the main things I think will always impact the criminal justice system is a person Socioeconomic Status (SES). SES is often measured as a combination of education, income and occupation. SES affects overall human function: our physical and mental health, the neighborhood in which we live, our daily activities, and our access to resources. Those that posses a low SES are the one more likely to commit crimes, because they are trying to get more than they have or afford, and don’t care about the risk of their wrong doings. I think that a stricter Crime Control will suit the crime problems in the future.
In order to make it aware to the community that offenders have been punished, sentencing makes it clear that punishment is occurring. It has been recognized by the courts that deterrence is considered one of the main purposes of criminal punishment. Corporate crime is taken seriously because it is not only hard to detect as well as it causes harm or loss in some way to the public. The main purpose of creating deterrence was to ensure that the criminal realizing the crime they committed, prevents other people from committed that crime as well as it gives a sense of satisfaction to society that someone is being punished for their crime. The overall goal of retribution is to reduce
Bennett’s chapter against the legalization of drugs he speculates that the legalization of drugs would remove the criminal stigma that currently labels drug users. Bennett theorizes that a removal of this stigma would take with it the hesitation felt by the majority of people who see no positives in a life of crime. He is talking about every drug which one would agree that such a broad decriminalization would send our country into a downward spiral filled with addicted citizens barely able to function within society. The hard drugs that Bennett describes are in fact a danger to society such drugs like PCP, heroin or crack cocaine. However, he barely touches on the fact of marijuana alone.
We Should Keep Drugs Illegal Imagine living in the United States as it increases in criminal acts, increases in the number of people who demonstrate health problems or negative mind altering behavior die to the intake of a substance, and on increase of an illegal drug? Some believe that legalization would be the best way to fight the drug problem. That it would reduce the disease, violence and crime associated with the use of illegal drugs. I think legalization is not the answer. By making drugs legal we are lowering the standards of our country.