The question of whether the process of incarceration is effective or not, is one debate, it can assist the rehabilitation of some offenders and at the same time can have a harmful effect on others. Whether custody is an appropriate response to youthful offending is another debate, the impacts of custody can have totally different impact on those under the age of 18, the way they respond to custody and the way they react to custody in the life after. Crisis now defines the core of the English...
This paper explores the impact of penal populism on policy change, examining definitions of penal populism and managerialism and evaluating their importance as determinants of policy change. For the purpose of this paper, the focus will be on the campaign for Sarah's Law and the impact on policies relating to sex offenders that arose from the campaign. According to Pratt (2007) the origins of penal populism lie in the work of Sir Anthony Bottoms (1995) who used the term 'populist punitiveness'...
Vehicle related represents a substantial proportion of all property crime - probably in the region of one fifth. And yet, crimes involving motor vehicles seem far from a political or a criminological priority. Why? Corbett (2003) suggests that the primary reason is our value system: we are practically and emotionally dependant on the car and consequently reluctant to admit, let alone embrace, the problems associated with its use. Much car crime is not perceived as real crime and, Corbett (2003)...
The concept of Forensic psychology involves the combination of law and psychology. The objective of this document is to attempt to explain the subject matters involving each field of Forensic psychology to wit; Criminal, Juvenile, Civil and Investigative subspecialties, by utilizing research, recourses, current, past and prior professional experiences. This document will attempt to combined research with educational awareness of the aforementioned subject matter. In addition, the aspect of...
Recidivism, in the criminal justice context, is most simply defined as a relapse into criminal behavior (Merriam-Webster Online, 2010). Once a convicted criminal has served his or her time and is released from incarceration, in a perfect world, they would never return. One might assume that having lost all individual liberties, a person would do everything within their power to not ever be in that predicament again. However, against all logic, this is not always the case. When an ex-convict...
This paper is intended to inform readers on the history behind the juvenile justice system, the severity of the juvenile offender problem, the pros and cons of trying juveniles as adults, and views on the death penalty concerning juveniles. This paper will also provide professional views as to why juveniles should not be tried as adults. Studies have shown that trying juveniles as adults is not only detrimental to their well being but can cause irreparable damage to them psychologically and...
The aim of this essay is to consider whether weapons create more insecurity than security or if either citizen and enforcement law can carry weapons in order to make everyone feels protected in society. Within this essay several question and answer will be discussed and also look at its brief history, advantage and disadvantage. Moreover, weapons purpose, objective, security measure, different type of weapons, threats within society and how it can protect the population. A general idea about...
Incarceration and serving time in prison is just one sanction that the courts have to punish or deal with offenders or those who commit crimes. Incarceration or imprisonment is the harshest sanction that is imposed on offenders today. In older centuries, criminals and offenders were often publicly shamed and were subject to more corporal styles or methods of punishment, which even resulted in death. Prisons were meant to hold these criminals or offenders while they waited for their punishment...
Crime analysis is the methodical study of crime and confusion problems in addition to other police-related issues - which includes sociodemographic, spatial, and temporal factors - to make it possible to the police in criminal concern, crime and disorder decrease, crime prevention, and evaluation. (Boba 2005, 6) A detailed explanation of each aspect of this definition assists to prove the different elements of crime analysis. In general, to study means, to examine closely, to investigate,...
The study will focus on violence and crime prevalence among young male secondary school students from the age of twelve to seventeen (12-17) years in Trinidad. There are high levels of violence among young males in secondary schools from the age of twelve to seventeen (12-17) years. This problem can adversely impact on the current appalling situation of crime in society, with respect to the high mortality rate of adult males. The outcome of this research paper would seek to assist in the...