Jails and Prison Comparison October 19, 2013 CJA/ 234 Introduction The criminal justice system is a very complex system and if you don’t understand it you won’t know how it operates. Let’s take a walk through the criminal justice system by showing some distinct differences between jails and prison on a state and federal level. I would also like to make some comparisons and explore some influencing factors in growth in regards to jails and prisons. Safety in our society is one of the most leading issues to date without our correctional system victims would still live in fear and the criminal would go unpunished. The correctional system helps both the victim and the criminal to move forward.
However, in this modern world, there are still people under the threat of such sufferings: the vulnerable and marginalised death row inmates. Despite certain benefits, it is unjustifiable for pharmaceutical companies to use them as test subjects without their consent. The death penalty, by its own right, has already been reserved only for the gravest offences. To most people, the loss of one’s life is the greatest loss. The time spent waiting in jail can be counted by months, years or even decade, especially in the USA where an average prisoner stays on death row for 15 years.
The evidence was possibly the largest portion of the trial, but was it handled correctly? Was OJ Simpson acquitted due to a mishandling of evidence or inexperience of investigators? Alternatively, was OJ Simpson a celebrity figure with the means to have the best lawyers to argue his case, we all remember the famous saying if it doesn’t fit you must acquit! There were a large number of items submitted into evidence throughout the Simpson trial including blood/DNA, clothing, fibers and witness testimony. Amidst accusations of evidence planting or tampering and conspiracy theories, a trial that lasted over a year only took jurors 24 hours to return a not guilty verdict on the murder charge.
As much as jails are meant to correct bad behaviors, there is a loophole when it comes to distinction between juvenile and adult jail. Many youths under the age of 18 find themselves on the wrong side of the law and spend some time in jail. Today, most police departments are not equipped with to hold underage offenders. According to U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), an average of 7,500 youths are incarcerated in adult jails and most victims of inmate sexual violence in jails are youth under the age of 18 (Berlatsky, 2010). Despite the life-altering consequences of incarceration in an adult jail, relatively little attention have been given to these youth (Berlatsky, 2010).
There are numerous forms of justice that can be sought for the victim. Three types of these justices are shaming, peacemaking strategies, and restorative justice. Do these bring alternative forms of justice different from the traditional criminal justice system from the victim’s point of view? Shaming For nearly two centuries, using shame as a weapon against wrongdoing has steadily fallen into disfavor in the United States, even as it continues to be an essential part of social discourse in more traditional societies (Vedantam, 2006). After the rise of penitentiaries around 1800, the idea of shaming wrongdoers was replaced by more impersonal forms of punishment such as incarceration (Vedantam, 2006).
Capital Punishment: Deterrent or Detriment? The article simply titled “The Death Penalty” by David Chandler makes a clear argument against capital punishment. Chandler states that over the past 30 years, in excess of 100 people have been liberated from death row due to having been wrongly convicted. (para 1) He claims that while the number of blacks and whites on death row is about equal, the numbers are disproportionate to the population and blacks are nearly 40% more likely to be sentenced to death. (para 2) Chandler also claims that the race of the victim plays an even larger role than the race of the offender and 80% of the death sentences handed down had white victims.
Philosophy and goals of punishment and reformation Strayer University CRJ410 Philosophy and goals of punishment and reformation Introduction In the United States, punishment and sentencing concept continue recording constant change. In the modern society, there is no standard procedure when it comes to punishment. Moreover, the practices and goals of sentencing are subject to constant examination. From an old society that used sentencing as a way of getting tough on crimes, other goals incorporated in modern society include rehabilitation. However, the goals and perceptions of sentencing continue to change.
Mia Michael H.English Mrs. Gaskill April 23, 2013 An argument that never seems to have a clear winner is “Life in Prison” vs. “The Death Penalty”. Although both sides have valid points, I feel that only one should be allowed. The death penalty is inhumane and unethical. It seems hypocritical for us, the American people, and are judicial system to say that murder is wrong and illegal, but continue to murder both the guilty and thee wrongfully accused. The death penalty gives those that are actually guilty the easy way out of punishment, and the innocent a wrongful death.
(T) Overall, this disease is unlike any other in the way it has continued to have influence on human civilization for hundreds of years. (A) By itself, the decrease in population caused by the black death forever changed the face of western civilization. (A1) First of all, the population would not recover from it’s estimated loss of twenty million people, for over 150 years. (A2) Also, In terms of carnage, no other war has ever come close to causing as much devastation as the plague. (A3) However, the most critical effect on the population is that places started to de-urbanize due to the fact, the disease spread profusely in heavily populated areas.
Gun control has been one of the biggest topics facing our nation. There are so many different angles and arguments surrounding it, it’s no wonder a definite decision cannot be made. Gun Control is a complex issue that has been going on for years and shows no trace of coming to an end anytime soon. According to the F.B.I, in 2012 there were 8,855 total firearm related homicides in the US, with 6,371 being committed by handguns. (Newsmax.com,2015) We all believe that each of us has the right to protect ourselves but on the other hand we all know that some cannot properly use a weapon and some use them inappropriately.