Also the offender is more likely to go back to a life of crime because that’s sometimes all they know how to do so that they can survive in the real world. I also believe depending on the crime the offender commits they should have a more lengthy and strict probation if they aren’t given jail or prison time. Even though the jails and prisons are largely overcrowded and sometimes state funds can’t incarcerate habitual offenders I feel that that they need to be on stricter probation or parole sentence so they understand that what they are doing is wrong. I do not believe that individuals who commit misdemeanors should be subjected to a lengthy prison
Yes, an individual should be punished for their crimes but the effects of a felony conviction should not include or affect that person’s right to vote, finding employment, or the pursuance of a higher education. According to Olivares, Burton, and Cullen (1996) upon release these offenders also deal with stigmas, loss of job opportunities, friendships, family relationships, and denial of civil rights. When it comes to the loss of job opportunities, a recent study has shown that most employers have hired at least one person with a felony conviction (Sawnson, Langfitt-Reese & Bond, 2012). Employers encourage job seekers with criminal records to be honest and willing to discuss their involvement with the justice system. Most employers did not have strict policies concerning hiring criminals and this is a plus.
Community standards were upheld by Justice Finnane DCJ. At the time of the sentencing, society was strongly against gang rapes as there was considerably more media coverage of gang rapes than in previous times. The problem that arose after the reduction of the sentence was that it discouraged other victims of sexual assault from reporting incidents as the legal process for the R v Skaf case was lengthy and emotionally traumatic. Therefore by reducing the sentence victims may see it as a waste of time and a blow to their emotions and mental state. In this aspect justice has not been achieved for other victims of sexual assault.
Desmond LeSure Professor Bolton ENGL 1020 19 April 2012 “Is the Three-Strikes Law fair and ethical?” There are individuals who were known as habitual criminals who constantly repeated the cycle of committing a crime, getting arrested, and eventually getting released. In 1993, Americans noticed that this was very costly to the public because the process of arresting and trying these criminals was expensive. American tax payers were beginning to become concerned with this issue and wanted something to be done about habitual offenders. Society is pushing the issue that it was more logical to keep repeat criminals in jail and not release them to commit more crimes. Politicians listened to society and executed a law that would put an end to
You’re not going to only have to deal with shame if you commit a crime because it doesn’t work like that anymore. There are going to be fines, restrictions, and jail time depending on the severity of the crime. There is another way in which shame can be a great thing and that is from preventing crimes. If you’re somebody who cares about their reputation and how they are looked at then you might think twice before committing a crime because you know that you’ll
Others may think the exclusionary rule should not be used to enforce the Fourth Amendment. They feel at times it is necessary for the exclusionary rule to not be used. I can understand their position because they are looking at putting the accused defendant behind bars and make sure they are punished to the fullest. At times without the exclusionary rule, the case in court can succeed and get the result the prosecution and maybe even what the public want. Sometimes people feel the defendant has too many rights and has more benefits, which could help them get away with criminal activity.
Hate crime laws will only serve to divide crimes into lesser and greater offenses purely based on what we think the perpetrator was thinking at the time of the action. These laws will ask noncriminal minded citizens to try to understand the motives of a criminal. Who cares why? Don’t we all just want to know how to stop these crimes, how to punish the perpetrators? Won’t our own biases show through these special laws that are left up to interpretation.
Many criminals commit crimes because they know that their offenses have light sentences and in no time they will be out on the streets wreaking havoc once again. This bill would make it harder for armed robbers to be out in the streets soon after their conviction and highly discourage them to repeat their offense. If a criminal knows that he can commit an armed robbery and only get three months sentence I believe he will more likely repeat his offense. If a criminal knows that an armed robbery conviction would give him six months in prison I believe that would be more than enough for the criminal to think it over and over before committing armed robbery. Many criminals do think before Prison term policy recommendation proposal 4 they commit a crime.
The robber, in this case, made the decision to commit this crime, and upon getting caught, or being seen, must suffer the consequences of being deemed evil, because someone who is out for the greater good of people and society as a whole, wouldn’t be stealing anything from anyone for personal gains. The last example I will give in regards to evil being present in so many different ways is the touchy subject of child molestation. Everything about child molestation is evil and inhumane, so my view on the matter can be seen right there. The people who commit these crimes may not have been evil in their life leading up to the crime, however, once a thought like that comes to mind, only bad things can happen from there on out, affirming that evil is a part of us, and it is our choice whether to carry out things that most people wouldn’t dare of doing, such as molesting a young
I believe neuro-imaging could be used as evidence. While many people may use it as an excuse for their actions, it makes sense for why they did these actions. I do not believe it should give them a free pass out of jail (since they still know its wrong and CAN ask for help), but I do think they need counseling and medication over some jail time since that is the only thing that will cure their problem. 5. Do you believe that the judicial system should be based on holding people accountable for their choices (blame) or probability of future crimes committed?