Initiatives spring forth to attack the high crime rates caused by gangs. The decline of stable families is an obvious cause of gang popularity, along with urbanization and poverty, but those conditions and trends today are almost impossible to reverse. Mix in the allure and power of money from illegal drug sales, and the weapons used to survive in the illegal drug business, and the current disaster survives all initiatives to stop it. Public opinion, not science, drives reform. Some decades ago, the American public demanded a war on drugs, three-strikes legislation, mandatory minimum sentences, new criminal statutes and the abolition of parole in the federal system.
In turn, this led police to patrol working class areas more intensively, resulting in more arrests and confirming their stereotypes. Edwin Lemert distinguishes between primary and secondary deviance. Primary deviance refers to deviant acts that have not been publicly labelled. Lemert argues that it s pointless to seek the causes of primary deviance, since it is so widespread that it is unlikely to have a single cause, and is often trivial and mostly goes uncaught. Primary deviants don't tend to see themselves as deviant.
Prostitution raises many ethical issues from it being immoral because it tends to involve coercion, prostitution can be exploitive, it is degrading and involves violence/HIV. However, on the other side of the board, many people feel prostitution is an American freedom, a victimless crime and should be legal. One reason given as to why prostitution is immoral is that it tends to involve coercion. In most cases, people do not freely decide to become prostitutes. Sometimes, they are driven to the profession by desperation and a lack of other employment opportunities.
We know that police officers use excessive force, and they also use their authority to verbally abuse people. So what causes police officers to abuse their authority, and (or) leads to brutality? One of the challenges with this is that not every citizen reports a police brutality, whether they see one happening, heard of one happening from their friends or family or if they themselves were a victim of one. Another challenging issue too is that we know some brutalities are not reported; therefore it makes it harder to measure those versus what is actually reported. Police brutality wouldn’t be an issue if we didn’t have to police our law enforcement officers.
Controlling Police Brutality The police have served an integral part in society as out protectors. Throughout the years, however, scholars as well as we citizens have begun to question the use of force, racism and internal corruption as well as other forms of misconduct by our officers of the law. The excessive use of force by police officers persists because of overwhelming barriers to their accountability. For instance, when police do get in trouble, it is normally a slap on the wrist, a lecture or loss of a vacation day as it stated in the article “Good Cop Bad Cop.” This fact makes it possible for officers who commit these violations to escape punishment and then often repeat their offenses. Every report of abuse is often met with denial or explanation of why the abuse was necessary instead of taking any real action like a suspension or removal of their badge in most cases.
It would increase governmental revenue. Legalizing prostitution is economically profitable for governments in need of resources. The anti-prostitution laws which are intended to help the prostitutes and society instead force prostitution underground and without these laws prostitution could become a clean and safe occupation. Present day prostitution laws are unconstitutional and should be abolished because of their unconstitutional nature. Prostitution and prostitutes are issues that few individuals have taken the time to fully understand, and so the issues are misunderstood and their voices go unheard.
There are more than just two sides to the debate on prostitution, but all sides have some common ground on issues such as trafficking (forced prostitution), child prostitution, spread of STDs, and drug use. Legalized prostitution would create better health conditions and a safer environment for prostitutes and the rest of the community while boosting the economy from the taxing of prostitution and focusing our attention on more devastating issues like trafficking. The debate on prostitution has been revived by the recent reports of the Governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer’s resignation after he was revealed as a customer of an escort service. Spitzer was often titled as in fierce opposition of prostitution, a stance that is shared with an overwhelming majority of the American public. According to Marcia Clemmitt, a social-policy reporter, “denial and ambivalence characterize most American attitudes on the sex trade.” Even with the stance Americans have taken on the issue, when asked if they would be partial to some form of legalization, 25 to 47 percent of Americans are for it (Glazer).
As far as sexual offending is concerned, schools, hospitals, isolated areas are more prone to the sexual crimes. Police should cover such areas during their patrolling process. Moreover, the implementation of such technology in the crime department will only turn out to be a financial and societal disaster. For this management step, there also would need costly and intelligent infrastructure and managerial practices. In general, efforts for the geomapping of offender residences would go in vain due to crime and criminal uncertainty in any region.
Non-violent crimes should just be a punishable fine because it saves money for the United States and the federal prisons in the United States. Non-violent crimes in America are rising rapidly and non-violent criminals are being sent to federal prisons or jails for a stupid reason. Like for an example many people are being arrested and sent to prison for selling drugs now how is this a violent crime? Drugs are illegal in America but it’s not really hurting our country right now. The main thing that is hurting our country right now is violence, when you read the news about Chicago they had more murders then the soldiers in Iraq due to gang violence.
To do wrong and commit crime is a choice of the criminal. Criminals have derived of an enormous list of excuses explaining why they commit crimes. The classical direction to crime discipline policies deals with direct interference techniques. Police force within this course; choose a more hostile approach to toward criminal offenses (Gonzalez, 2007). Nonetheless, without considering the penalties of their actions criminals keep on commit crimes at an alarming rate.