Prisons all over the world are experiencing an increase in population each day. This can be blamed on the increasing rate of crime especially non violent crimes. The recent advancement in technology has led to increased crimes especially since criminals do not need to leave their houses to commit a crime. The internet has become a widely used utility for cyber crimes that just require an internet connection, as well as hacking skills. Such criminals are encouraged to commit such crimes by the...
Gangs are becoming more dangerous and territorial every day. The number of members is increasing at an astounding rate. The scary thing is that our youth are a big target for the gangs. It is no secret that kids are looking for a safe role model that they can count on now more than ever. This is an important issue to look at when looking at juvenile delinquency. Juveniles are doing crimes at a rapid rate and it is for status in the gangs that they belong. We can not afford to loose any more...
As technology advances in society, it is critical that law enforcement agencies keep up with these developments. Many law enforcement agencies are now endeavouring to keep up with modern day criminals and crime through intelligence-led policing. Although the archetypes of criminals may not change a great deal over time, the resources and opportunities available to criminals has grown dramatically, including their capability to make larger profits (Smith, 1997, p1). Law enforcement agencies are...
Throughout the ages capital punishment has been an extremely controversial issue. Some may stress it is needed in order to serve as an example to other criminals, as well as to obtain retribution on behalf of the victims involved (Henderson). It may be suggested that it helps to bring peace and order into societies; however, does one really understand the moral injustice that they're supporting? Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is defined as "the legally authorized...
Restorative justice is a holistic philosophy and a concept as it encompasses the offender, the victim and the society in which the offence was committed. It aims to bring a conclusive end to the offence committed by making some type of reparations for the malice inflicted, the hurt caused and the deepening of the urge to re-offend. Restorative justice, although a part of the criminal justice process, is not a part of the criminal justice system as one of its goals it to alleviate the damage...
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There is definitely controversy over the juvenile justice system, and on whether or not they should focus more on rehabilitation or punishment. I feel that all states should continue to expand their focus on hardening up the juvenile justice system, by including punishment as the deterrence rather than rehabilitation. I feel the juvenile justice system should focus on punishment. If a juvenile wants to act out in such a horrible way, and make the conscious decision like an adult, they should be...
Over the past two decades there has been an increase in the enforcement of laws that aim to exclude and relocate marginalised populations from urban areas and social life. Homeless people have been particularly affected by these laws, because they criminalize many of the behaviours they engage in. These social control techniques are used by increasingly conservative governments that are reducing public spending and are highly influenced by neoliberal agendas. It can be seen that they are...
Firstly, insufficient preparations for the release of an inmate in modern prison may lead to the increase of recidivism rate. In recent years, some of the modern prisons start offering correctional programs such as skills learning programs and education programs which old prisons did not have. However, most of the prisoners are still set free directly and lack of basic life essentials, which includes residences and job opportunities. In this case, the stress from homelessness and joblessness...
In my opinion, the older theory of conspiracy was created by monsters. I picked this topic thinking I would be able to ask my questions, argue my "one-sided" thoughts, and get some answers about this law. After light reading, I realized that I've been falling behind on the topic all together. I needed to find some ground concerning conspiracy. With this I became intimidated and felt lost. After my research, I found myself a little more acceptable regarding some massive changes our...