The Effects of Felony Convictions RaShawnda Anderson Kaplan University The Effects of Felony Convictions The effects of felony convictions are a very hot topic in America. This is because there are many Americans that commit crimes and are punished yet still deal with the effects for years to come. Felons are a part of society and should be treated as such especially if they are reformed. A person can commit a crime that results in a felony and twenty years later still suffer the harsh reality of certain privileges being taken away. 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.
She has attempted two outpatient treatment programs, the first of which was voluntary and the second referred by Child Protective Services. She did not complete the program that was referred to her and as a result, she is under strict guidelines upon seeing her children. Janet has also been admitted into one court-ordered inpatient program for ninety days, of which she also did not complete. The end result was that her probation was terminated with the following out of her sentence of six months in Pinerras County Jail. Janet had since been released and had re-offended after a period of only a few months.
Innocence Project Can you imagine being sentences to 100 years in prison or even death for a crime that you did not commit? When someone innocent is sentenced to prison, they are left with little hope. As a result of the efforts of the innocence project and DNA testing over 280 people have been exonerated. How do innocent people get wrongly convicted in the first place when we have so many checks and balances to protect the innocent? The most common element in wrongful convictions is eyewitness misidentification.
Juvenile Justice Paper 1 10/17/12 Society deems those who commit crimes as undesirable. Whether it’s a white–collar crime such as fraud, or a violent homicide, if convicted, they’ll pay a fine, get treatment, or be removed from the rest of society to pay their debt. Crimes are committed by people of all ages, races, ethnic backgrounds, and religions. Age plays a very crucial role in how the rest of the procedures play out. Sure a middle-aged man convicted of murder will be tried as an adult, but there are those who commit the same crime that are still juveniles.
One fourth of these (26.3%) are serving a sentence of life without parole.Life sentences in America today stand at an unprecedented level: as of 2012, 159,520 people in prison were serving a life sentence and 49,081 (30.8%) of them have no possibility for parole. Nationally, one in every nine people in prison today are serving a life sentence (Hugo 132). The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) stated, “Life without parole provides swift, severe, and certain punishment. It provides justice to survivors of murdered victims and allows more resources to be invested into solving other murders and preventing violence. Sentencing people to die in prison is the sensible alternative for public safety and murdered victims’ families” (ACLU Hill vs
This particular crime consists of murder, rape, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, and arson. “Following common law tradition, people who are convicted of felonies today usually lose certain privileges” (Schmalleger 120-121). Felons lose the right to vote or become an elector; they cannot hold public office or run for office. Felons can have these rights restored in some cases. A felon is also not allowed to serve on a jury for seven years or while they are a defendant in a pending felony case.
Gianna Bianca 04/04/2013 Protecting the Children with Jessica’s Law Every two minutes in the United States, someone is sexually abused. 44% of these victims are under the age of 18 years old (CDC). These statistics are bold, but even worse – these crimes can be prevented. Crimes against children that involve sexual abuse can be prevented in one giant way: by keeping the predators in prison there they belong. This seems like a no brainer, however some judges and members of senate disagree that these illicit crimes are punishable by lengthy sentences and strict court conditions.
Simpson in Los Angeles for the alleged murder of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman. Regardless of Simpson's guilt or innocence, the trial clearly showed that class trumps race when it comes to the criminal justice system. At each step of the proceedings Simpson was able to obtain different treatment and results than he would have had he been penniless. This ranged from the obvious (the "dream team" of lawyers who represented him) to the not so obvious (the prosecution's decision not to seek the death
The white officer justifiably shot the black officer and was framed for murder so people would perceive the fallen black officer as “a hero” rather than another drug dealer in the inner city. The idea to prosecute the white cop will not only give hope to the community, but also will show that the white district attorney is also fighting for the black community and gain their votes for election. While Crash is only a movie, a fictitious depiction of a set of varied circumstances, it is also clear that it very accurately represents not only racism, but also provides a window through which we can organize these scenarios of human interactions in terms of accepted principles of Social
One in every 100 adults in the United States is incarcerated according to the PCS. The Pew Center on the States (PCS) conducts credible research and analyzes states’ experiences to determine what works and what does not work. Overcrowding has been a problem in the United States for many years. The government has tried different ways to fix it, but it has steadily gotten worse. Overcrowding has become a major issue in the United States mainly because nonviolent drug addicted offenders are repeating behaviors and ending up in jail.