Marijuana; Not Just a Counter Culture For many people the choice to use drugs is an easy one; no, but for other people when it is a life or death situation, or their depression is great enough, they will do and try anything to help gain relief from pain. With the legalization of Marijuana, medical patients would have the ability to seek other ways of treatment via medicine. Also with the legalization of Marijuana the gateway theory would be proven false. Along with these two solid reasons why Marijuana should be legalized, the federal government would also reap astonishing amounts of revenue that could be used to pay off debts and pay into social security. Marijuana has been used for thousands of years, not always for the “high effect,” but
Paul Spaulding March 1, 2012 CJA 262 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Sex Offender Treatment There is perhaps no category of correctional treatment more controversial or misunderstood by the general public than the treatment of sex offenders. The typical focus of the general public often centers solely on the aspect of punishment, but with an estimated 95 percent of sex offenders sentenced to prison who will eventually return to the community, reducing the likelihood of offender recidivism in the future is clearly a priority. Though there exists many different approaches to this issue, cognitive-behavioral treatment has been the preferred method for sex offender treatment. Clinical interest in issues of denial and accountability in sex offenders can be traced back to the 1960’s and 1970’s (Cowden & Morse, 1970). The origin of cognitive behavioral therapy dates back to the late 1970’s as the dominant approach to the treatment of sex offenders (Marshall & Barbaree, 1990).
Often this issue is framed as rehabilitation vs punishment, as if it's an all or nothing choice between the two options. In reality most people would agree that some kind of balance between the two is favourable. Yet all too often rehabilitation seems to be a mere footnote and punishment is seen as the priority. I will be arguing that this emphasis should be inverted, and that when dealing with convicted criminals rehabilitation should be society's main aim with punishment given less priority. I will attempt to prove that the benefit of merely punishing criminals is minimal and that a justice system that prioritises rehabilitation would have far more overall benefit to society as a whole.
It has been criticized to be too complex and sophisticated for some of the sex offender population. It has been argued that the treatment’s main focus should not be to avoid certain triggers, but to set goals and healthy coping mechanisms (Saleh, et al., 2009). Avoidance strategies can be very difficult and hard to stick with, and results in lowering the self esteem of the offender. Another weakness of the didactic treatment models is that they do not take into account individual factors and treatment may not be really effective because of this (Saleh, et al., 2009). Chemical castration is aimed to reduce recidivism in sex offenders, as it has been thought that reducing or suppressing the production of testosterone will suppress an individual’s deviant fantasies, sex drive, sexual behavior, and
Angelica M. Prof. H Should drugs, as a whole, be illegal? Even though everyone would have more access to drugs and the number of overdoses might increase, drugs, as a whole, should be legal because it would eliminate the criminal market place, there would be decreases in crimes associated with drugs and people would lose interest in drugs to focus on real issues in society. On the other hand, I completely understand what the opposing side are stating about how drugs should illegal because some drugs are lethal, the drug problem might increase from legalization, and society would worsen from legal drug use. Basically, I am a neutralist when it comes to the controversy. The criminal market place, or the Black Market, would be nothing without the unlawfulness of drugs.
It costs a lot of money, it does a lot of damage, and it does not have much effect on either the supply or the demand for drugs. America needs to legalize drugs so that we can focus on and address the real issues of why people are using them in the first place. The criminal market place must be eliminated. Legalizing drugs would massively reduce crime. America must restore its rights and responsibilities.
Assisted suicide should be legal because it is less expensive, it takes the pain away, and everyone should get a choice in what they do. Is a life in pain, really a life? Assisted suicide needs to be done, if a person is suffering; why not help ease it away? It is also an obligation to relieve our fellow human beings suffering and by doing so it will respect the dignity of others. Suffering can not always be ended by giving a patient several medications it is just no the way of life.
Women are most vulnerable to different forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment or abuse. Women that do not fit the “norm”, such as lesbians, face increased risk of torture and abuse. Racism and economic discrimination are totally linked to sexism in our culture, creating severe inequalities in the court system and the prison system. For example, black women are twice as likely to be convicted of killing their abusive husbands than are white women, and black women receive longer jail time and higher fines than do to white women for the same crimes. Stiffer punishment for crack cocaine use also has landed more black women in prison, and for longer sentences than white women (and men).
Fear of Crime and the Mass Media Lisa Strickland Victims of the Justice System CJUS 435 Caron Jacobson October 16, 2011 The fear of crime is defined as an anticipation of victimization, rather than fear of an actual victimization. Characteristics exist in people that prompt them to fear, some attributes play a substantial role when determining one level of fear. Gender is the strongest predictor of fear. Women have a greater fear of crime than men. Women’s fear comes mostly from their vulnerability to sexual aggression; women are ten times more likely to be sexually assaulted than are men (Crowell & Burgess, 1996).
Rehab would be the much wiser place to send a drug addict. Even if they don’t quit, at least they would learn more about their deadly addiction and ways to cure it when they get ready. Drugs put lives in danger in numerous ways. Drugs are very harmful to one’s health yes, but people should have the right to ingest what they want in their own bodies. Clean needles would be easily available, and help prevent addicts from