It depends on the nature of the crime for which he or she is imprisoned, his or her age, gender and background. * The root cause of the crime has to be found out. Once that is known, the right program can be carried out for the prisoner based on his or her needs. * If the criminal is suffering from a few psychological problems than it’s suggested to appoint the prisoner for counseling. Counseling is the best way of dealing with psychological problems.
SUBJECT: 10th Year Anniversary of PREA –Not a Cause to Celebrate… Dear Friends, We are contacting you to assist us with outreach with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Ten years ago this week, President Bush signed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) into law, legislation to end sexual violence behind bars. This decade anniversary is not cause to celebrate. Governors will have to certify compliance with the PREA by this year and many states are not in compliance with this law. During the last decade, the lack of urgency in implementing this law has resulted in nearly 1,000,000 youth being at risk of sexual victimization in adult jails and prisons.
Additionally, they should be compensated for the time they served, for the emotional suffering, for the physical suffering they had to endure in the prison, and any other family problems they had to go through. I can't possibly imagine how I can calculate ones freedom in dollars but this is the best way I can imagine one can be at some ease. Overall, I think the police officers need to be more productive, and come up with better ways to investigate crimes. They need to consider that a certain population of people are mentally handicapped which should be taken into consideration from here on out. Further, these people should be provided with a counsel/attorney from the start who can make a better judgment on their behalf.
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.
In my county we have a lot of sexual offenders and the county is not that big we need to get a hand on this and let them know we won’t allow them to hurt another child or adult. In conclusion we have discussed community correction and how it affects society. We have also talked about my hypothesis about community corrections and its effectiveness in the criminal justice system. We talked about foreign countries and their prison systems along with the United States system. I think that Community Corrections is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to get a new start at life and should continue to help offenders in the
A probation officer will ensure that the offender meets the conditions set by the court. Failure to meet the conditions will result in the withdrawal of probation, and the offender will like face imprisonment. A person can be sentenced to prison or jail instead of probation based on the crime. The severity and type of the crime governs the facility an individual will serve out his or her sentence (Schmalleger, 2009). The goal is to punish or rehabilitate an individual while ensuring the safety of the general public.
Putting some of the sentencing at the discretion to the judges may keep our prisons from becoming overcrowded. Overcrowded prisons not only cost more to maintain but they also force states to release the truly bad criminals out into society before they
Being a Corrections Counselor January 04, 2012 Being a Corrections Counselor While becoming a Corrections Counselor can be rather challenging, the rewards and benefits that one should feel will be well worth the challenge. An opportunity to be a Corrections Counselor is very promising in today’s Criminal Justice System. A Corrections Counselor is one who can be called upon to testify in the court of law regarding an inmate’s progression or recession (Johnson, Mona, eHow contributor). A Corrections Counselor must treat each inmate as an individual offender and case. A Corrections Counselor will evaluate the psychosocial functions of an offender and evaluate how he/she needs treatment to transition back into society.
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).
Restorative Justice Patricia Crawford Grantham University January 8, 2013 Restorative Justice Restorative justice is a theory of justice that calls attention to repairing the harm caused by criminal behavior. The main goal of restorative justice is to bring together those most affected by these criminal acts, which include the victim, the offender and the community in a process to encourage the offender to bring themselves accountable and meet the needs of the victims. This helps to repair the harm that was caused by the crime committed. A restorative justice process aims to empower victims to participate effectively with open communication and meditation with their offenders. Healing is very important not just for the victims but also the offenders.