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Classical Theory of Justice - The Classical Theory of Justice is definitely a complex issue to ponder. Although its definitive words seem simple, such as, “one good deed deserves another,” or “justice consists in rendering to each his due,” the interpretation of such justices is not clear. Because there is no such thing as a black and white system or world, I cannot simply say that all people will receive what is due to them. In fact, life appears to be much more of a gamble than a certainty. Example, ten people who reside in ten different locations could all perform a noble act....   [tags: Justice] 1188 words
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Restorative Justice - Introduction: Restorative justice is the idea that harm caused by a crime can be repaired (Wallis, 2007) and that the victim and community can be restored to how it was previously, rather than resorting to punishing the offender (Liebmann, 2007). At the moment, the criminal justice system is based on retributive justice over restorative justice; this is where a lawbreaker receives punishment in proportion to the crime inflicted (Milovanovic, 2007) and is given back what they have given the victim: harm (Koneke, 2011)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Restorative Justice - Restorative justice is an innovative approach to the criminal justice system that focuses on repairing the harm caused by crimes committed. The methods used in the conventional justice system may deter the offender from committing further crimes, but it does neither repair the harm caused, nor help them acknowledge their responsibility, instead it stigmatises them, worsening the situation instead of improving it (Johnstone 2003). “Stigmatisation is the kind of shaming that creates outcasts; it is disrespectful, humiliating” (p.85)....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Justice for the Children - Justice for the Children   Sexual abuse is not a topic that we are unfamiliar with, but a subject that is usually not openly discussed. Many of these victims of sexual abuse have no voice and no justice. It has taken years for people in society to finally open their eyes and realize that this crime deserves to be noticed and the abusers punished. The laws are not made for the victims but for the predator. It is hard to believe that most abusers get away with this crime everyday. Before any laws came into effect society usually blamed the victim and the victim was sent away so they would not cause anymore problems....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 1031 words
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Scales of Justice - The Founding Fathers established the U.S. with special laws that give citizens the freedom that the British had denied to them. When they traveled to the country, the documents that the Founding Fathers wrote permitted them freedom of speech and freedom of religion. However, the Bill of Rights also grants citizens the right to a fair trial. Many judges have abused this right by creating their own opinions on cases before they have heard all the evidence against both sides. This principle, called judicial discretion, has helped weigh down the standard system of the scales of justice....   [tags: Justice System ]
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Revenge Is Not Justice - Revenge is not Justice “With God as my witness, I have been falsely accused of these crimes. I did not commit them. I am an innocent man, and I just pray in the name of Jesus Christ that all this will be brought out. The truth will eventually be brought out.” That is a direct quote from Calvin C. Johnson Jr. that he said in 1983, at his sentence hearing (Hamikian). The death penalty is slowly depleting from countries and more than two-thirds of countries have stopped using is it as a form of punishment (Dying Out)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Justice: Understandably Misunderstood - The concept of justice is simultaneously recognized and misunderstood around the world. The Oxford English Dictionary defines justice as “The quality of being (morally) just or righteous.” For such a brief definition it would not be unlikely to assume that the term justice is a superficial one. On the contrary, this age-old term might have started with a single simple meaning but has developed many more over its existence. The ways civilizations have evolved have in turn forced the word to evolve....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Justice: Understandably Misunderstood - The concept of justice is simultaneously perceived and misunderstood around the world. The Oxford English Dictionary defines justice as “The quality of being (morally) just or righteous.” For such a brief definition it would not be unlikely to infer that the term justice is a superficial one. On the contrary, this age-old term might have started with a single, lucid meaning but has developed many more over its existence. The evolution of civilizations has in turn forced the word to evolve. Due to evolving civilizations, the current state of justice has been lost and it is important to recollect it traits....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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A Conservative Response to Restorative Justice - How would a conservative reply to a proposal for restorative justice. How would a restorative justice advocate respond to a conservative proposal for more prisons. Restorative justice is defined as “using humanistic, no punitive strategies to right wrongs and restore social harmony” (Siegel, 2008, p. 189). Instead of imposing harsh penalties on offenders like long prison sentences or even the death penalty, restorative justice calls for a more rehabilitative approach, such as reconciliation and offender assistance....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Criminal Justice Trends - The criminal justice system is a group of institutions that work together to protect a society, prevent and control crime, and maintain justice; enforcing the laws regulated by society. As the years have gone by and society has evolved; so have the criminal justice system and its methods to accomplish its role in society. This short analysis will evaluate the main facts that have been affecting the criminal justice system for decades and have influenced the evolution the justice system is enduring in a changing society (Muraski, 2009)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Criminal Justice Codes of Ethics - Since the 1800’s, the main duties of a uniformed police officer revolved around carrying out patrols and investigations into crimes (CliffsNotes.com, 2011a). A usual patrol involves the officers either walking on foot or using vehicles travel around neighborhoods as a way of deterring criminal activities (CliffsNotes.com, 2011a). The investigative part of a police officer’s work usually comes in when a suspect of the case at hand has not been identified (CliffsNotes.com, 2011a). Usually, the detective has to sift through some evidence so as to identify the leads to the suspect....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Procedures in the Criminal Justice System - “The criminal process is part of the State’s response to crime, part of the mechanism which the State applies substantive criminal law to its citizens”. (Ashworth & Redmayne, 2005, p.2) Within this essay, I will be looking at the procedures in the Criminal Justice System. Before laying the foundations of this work, I will briefly dedicate a few lines on what the Criminal Justice System is about. A Criminal Justice System is a set of legal and social establishments for carrying out the criminal law in agreement with a definite set of procedural regulations and restrictions....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Criminal Justice as Entertainment - Section one Generally, crime and law enforcement television programs have been tremendously popular, with constantly elevated ratings over time. More than a quarter of all prime time shows from the 1960s to the 1990s have centred on subjects of crime or criminal justice, which comprise the biggest single subject matter on television today, across all types of programming (Weigel and Jessor, 1999). Drawing on Carlson's (2001) review of the literature, we observe that these studies have characteristically enclosed five main interconnected areas: knowledge of and information on the system, compliance, rights, police images, and violence and victimization....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Pursuing a Degree in Criminal Justice - Today our world is filled with crime. The people committing these crimes must have a consequence for their illegal actions. The system in place to keeping everything fair and safe is called the criminal justice system. This was put in place to ensure there is fairness and justice served to people who break the laws set up by the government. Criminal justice is one of the most important majors one can study due to the necessity to keep the streets safe and clean. From street cops, to state troopers all the way to criminal psychologists the criminal justice system is a very important part of modern society as it keeps us safe from murders, rapists and various other criminals....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Criminal Justice System - The criminal justice system is composed of three parts – Police, Courts and Corrections – and all three work together to protect an individual’s rights and the rights of society to live without fear of being a victim of crime. According to merriam-webster.com, crime is defined as “an act that is forbidden or omission of a duty that is commanded by public law and that makes the offender liable to punishment by that law.” When all the three parts work together, it makes the criminal justice system function like a well tuned machine....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Criminal Justice System in USA - The Criminal Justice System in the United States of America was established with noble intentions. The basis of the system can be traced back from the first book of the Bible Genesis, and the story of Cain and Able. The criminal justice system was established to be morally suitable for a growing diverse society. Moral dilemmas within the system arise from concerns related to principles of officials’ right and wrong behavior. These principles are often embedded into a culture of the human character, in other words, viewed as essential to the criminal justice system....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Criminal Justice System and Process - Introduction According to Morrison (2008) crime is a salient fact which is an integral part of many adverse risks humans are susceptible to, today. On the other hand a crime which is a wrong doing can be classified as a felony or a misdemeanor; this is because it is against a public law. A felony can be defined as a serious crime that is punishable by at least a year’s jail-term whereas a misdemeanor is a crime whose punishment is either a fine or and up to a year in jail (Smith, 2008). Crimes are therefore defined as well as punished by statutes and the common law....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention found that high numbers of detention orders were being issued for status youth statewide. The main issue of concern was the valid court order exception to the DSO core requirement was used 2,000 times. This allowed judges to order non-delinquent youth in locked detention facility whose most serious violations involved repeat offenses of running away, skipping school or being rebelling against authority figures. The disturbing thing about this statistic is that the same year almost half the other states used the VCO 250 times or less....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Division of Juvenile Justice Services - Introduction The Division of Juvenile Justice Services is a statewide agency that serves at-risk youth in the State of Utah. The vision and mission of the Division of Juvenile Justice Services to provide youth the best opportunity to realize their potential and improve their competence allowing them to be law-abiding and productive citizens. The Division of Juvenile Justice Services provides comprehensive services for at-risk youth within the framework of the Balanced and Restorative Justice Model....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Juveniles and the Justice System - The United States sentences more juveniles to death than any other nation in the world (Justice, 2009) and our juveniles are being sentenced as young as ten years of age. These are juveniles being tried as adults, and something has to change and change fast. The younger generation is supposed to be our future leaders. How will our juveniles or the citizens of this country prevail if this continues we won’t be able to because most of our future leaders will be prisoner. (B, 2005) The U.S made legal history in 1989 when the world’s first juvenile court opened in Chicago (Rank, J.) Since 1990 many states have also adopted the “get tough” approach to juvenile justice as a response to the increasingly violent crimes committed by children....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Canadian Criminal Justice System - Introduction The Canadian Criminal Justice System is, for the most part, reflective of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and various Supreme Court of Canada case-law. Everyone who finds themselves on the opposing end of the Criminal Justice System is entitled to certain protections every step of the way, beginning even before the arrest; laws protect us from unreasonable investigative techniques, guarantee certain rights at point of arrest, and provide us with the right to counsel. The bail court departs from the ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ standard in that the crown only needs to prove on a balance of probabilities (Kellough, 1996, p....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Criminal Justice Fields - Criminal Justice has numerous avenues in which to follow so making the choice of what specific field to choose a difficult decision. This is not a choice that should be taken lightly nor in haste but one that should be contemplated and examined closely. I have done an enormous amount of research on many of the fields of criminal justice narrowing it down to three: Forensics, Probation/ Parole and Homeland Security. For me personally, these are the best three choices given their potential for being challenging....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Encouragement in the Criminal Justice System - Encouragement is a form of positive reinforcement that every individual will require at some point. People encourage one another to make an individual strive to improve, to keep trying or to lift a person’s spirit. In times of frustration and doubt, encouragement can be used as a tool to promote growth or point a person in the right direction. Consider the hypothetical posed in unit one, in which the client was considering suicide. Thoughts of suicide result when a person is at their lowest point....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Youth Criminal Justice Act - The overwhelming majority of juveniles are involved in impulsive or risky, even delinquent behaviors during their teenage years. However, the majority go on to become very productive citizens who do not commit crimes. In order for this to continue the government established the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) which gives young offenders a chance to better themselves, and. By doing so, the YCJA helps teach youth that their actions are unacceptable and the punishments imposed are lesser then an adult....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Criminal Justice Process - When a crime is committed against another person, then justice must be served to those who committed the crime. In some cases the crimes involve sexual attacks on grown adults while some offenses are against minors. In these examples the underling connection is the committed crimes of sexual abuse or sexual assault on adults and minors. When these crimes are brought before the justice system they are processed and the convicted are given a sentence to carry out but sometimes those sentences may not provide efficient time to produce the required outcome of correcting the individual or may be determined that there is no fixing the convicted disorder....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Criminal Justice: The Goals of Sentencing - Sentencing is the imposition of a criminal sanction by a sentencing authority , such as a judge. Schmallger & Smykla, 2009, pg# 71) There are seven goals of sentencing including revenge, retribution, just deserts, deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation and restoration. Revenge refers to a retaliation to some kind of assault and injury. Revenge can be a type of punishment for the criminal justice system. The jury, sometimes, basis there choices on emotions, facts and evidence. It is considered revenge in some cases because the victim's looks at it that way when they feel justice has been served....   [tags: criminal justice]
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Juvenile Justice Organization - The juvenile justice organization is rooted in the normal criminal justice organization. The major objective of a juvenile court might be different from the criminal court; however, the procedures have resemblance in application. The organizations are anchored in shielding society and seizing criminals responsible for their deeds. Once a juvenile, in this case Colleen M, goes into the juvenile justice structure, she goes through the intake procedure, detention, adjudication, disposition and aftercare (Scholte, 2002)....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 891 words
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Puerto Rico Criminal Justice - As a republic, Puerto Rico has a government that exercises political control over its citizens. As with any republic, a social contract exists between government and citizens in which citizens give up certain freedoms in order to enjoy the protection and comforts that a functioning government can provide. As a U.S. territory, Puerto Rico shares our three branches of government: legislative, executive, and judicial. Focusing on the judicial branch, one must look at the criminal justice system, which consists of policing, courts and corrections....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice - John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice holds that a rational, mutually disinterested individual in the Original Position and given the task of establishing societal rules to maximise their own happiness throughout life, is liable to choose as their principles of justice a) guaranteed fundamental liberties and b) the nullification of social and economic disparities by universal equality of opportunities, which are to be of greatest benefit to the least advantaged members of society , . Rawls’ system of societal creation has both strengths and weaknesses, but is ultimately sound....   [tags: A Theory of Justice]
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John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice - John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice holds that rational, mutually disinterested individuals, in the Original Position and given the task of establishing societal rules to maximise their own happiness throughout life, are liable to choose as principles of societal justice a) guaranteed fundamental liberties and b) the nullification of social and economic disparities by universal equality of opportunities, which are to be of greatest benefit to the least advantaged members of society , . Rawls’ system of societal cbfgdbre for the maintenance of fundamental liberties, equality of opportunity and support for the disadvantaged is exercised....   [tags: A Theory of Justice] 786 words
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Global Justice Movement - 1. The IMF and the World Trade Organization purpose are to keep countries up and running to serve a purpose of supply and demand. The purpose of the WTO is to ensure global trade commences smoothly, freely, and predictably to help better the countries employment rate, healthcare, and the country’s economy. The IMF makes loans so that countries can maintain the value of their currencies and repay foreign debt. These two organizations contribute to the money shortages that cause global issues such a poverty, civil issues, and unfair trade....   [tags: Global Justice] 950 words
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Social Justice is NOT Achieved by Income Redistribution - The term “social justice” has existed since the 1840s and has continued to transform over the years. “Global justice” is simply another in a long line of interchangeable prefixes such as “national justice”, “economic justice” etc that precede the word justice. A plethora of policies are advocated under the name of “global justice”. This paper will consider the more popular proposal of income redistribution and consider its intellectual foundation and how it relates to justice, as well as its real world implications....   [tags: Global Justice, Economic Justice] 2017 words
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Retribution and Restoration Justice - Why restoration justice is as futile as restitution justice. Concerns about the ineffectiveness of traditional criminal justice systems have perpetrated new approaches to criminal justice. Such new approaches to transitional justice or restorative justice like truth commission, trails, reparation, and lustration or vetting. But the apprehension of restorative justice and retributive justice bring to light the argument and made clear that each is not as impeccable or a straightforward answer to justice for all legitimate victims....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Rights] 1448 words
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By the Name of Justice I’ll Avenge - Justice is part of revenge; as also for revenge is part of justice. “Justice” comes from a Latin word that means “straight, fair, equal”, it’s the quality of being righteous and loyal towards one’s state, although serves the interests of the stronger (Hourani, 1962), while revenge is the act of taking retaliation for injuries or wrongs. What ever the circumstances are being the individual who experiences a unjust act, results in the hunt for one of these two things: Justice or revenge. What are the key differences between the two....   [tags: Justice System ]
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Problem-Solving Criminal Justice Initiative - Problem-solving Criminal Justice Initiative We can all agree that an important goal of the American criminal justice system is rehabilitation. It expects that most, if not all, offenders to learn from his or her wrongdoing and become productive members of society (Ballenstedt, 2008). It is this thinking at the heart of a community-based initiative that is designed to bring law enforcement officials together to form a single concerted effort to identify and address patterns of crime, mitigate the underlying conditions that fuel crime, and engage the community as an active partner (Wolf, Prinicples of Problem-Solving Justice, 2007)....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Balancing Justice and Rehabilitation - ... Inside the system, many cases are dismissed, but punishment is imperative for wrongdoings. There are multiple steps in the juvenile justice system in order to provide equitable judging. In between law enforcement and court, informal agreements can be made such as mandatory counseling or curfew (Juvenile Justice System Structure & Process 2).This aids adolescents by demonstrating that even minor offenses have consequences, but that their past do not need to stop their future. Probation also allows minors to understand that as they get older, punishment worsens, teaching them that it is advantageous not to be involved in illegal activities....   [tags: The Juvenile Justice System]
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The Meaning of a Word: Justice Is Just This - The are certain words in the English language that are extremely difficult to define therefore to give them meaning, is to enter a fierce debate among thinkers. How does one define a word that is so abstract and whose definition and purpose varies so extensively from nation to nation, language to language, and person to person. One can only hope to grasp the concept of such words, before another person comes up with a slightly more adequate definition than the one currently leading the pack. The reason the definition these words vary as much as they do is simply because their meanings are bottom-line based on opinion....   [tags: Justice, definition, philosophy, ] 1243 words
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The Criminal Justice System - The criminal justice system views any crime as a crime committed against the state and places much emphasis on retribution and paying back to the community, through time, fines or community work. Historically punishment has been a very public affair, which was once a key aspect of the punishment process, through the use of the stocks, dunking chair, pillory, and hangman’s noose, although in today’s society punishment has become a lot more private (Newburn, 2007). However it has been argued that although the debt against the state has been paid, the victim of the crime has been left with no legal input to seek adequate retribution from the offender, leaving the victim perhaps feeling unsatisfied with the criminal justice process....   [tags: Restorative Justice, Mediation] 2367 words
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Ethics in Criminal Justice Professions - Criminal Justice professionals make decisions everyday and they have to be able to recognize when an issue involves ethical considerations. Therefore, in order to recognize these issues and make appropriate and correct decisions, it is important that the criminal justice professional study ethics. In order to make a good ethical decision the professional will have to have the ability to apply knowledge of ethics, know the ethical terminology and the concepts needed in making a good ethical decision....   [tags: Criminal Justice Ethics]
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The Deterrence Effect and Criminal Justice - Over the years a theory known as the deterrence effect has been proposed to the world of capital punishment. People believe that if you do something wrong, in this case, kill someone, then you will be put to death therefore preventing you from committing that wrong act again. This theory also states that by viewing or hearing about your punishment then others around you will not follow in your footsteps which will decrease the number of criminal acts committed. Econometric studies have started a panel data in order to view the validity of this theory....   [tags: Deterrence, Criminal Justice, ] 662 words
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Underfunding in the Canadian Criminal Justice System - Underfunding in the Canadian Criminal Justice System Underfunding is the greatest Challenge that is faced by the Canadian Criminal Justice System. This paper will discuss the Police Forces aging population and the challenges to replace them when they retire, it will also look at the insufficient quantity of officers needed to investigate all crime. The underfunding of the legal aid program and the effects on the courts and family law will be discussed. Finally the effects of long-term underfunding of the countries prison system and its effects on the most vulnerable inmates will also be measured....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Inequalities in the justice system - Many inequalities exist within the justice system that needs to be brought to light and addressed. Statistics show that African American men are arrested more often than females and people of other races. There are some measures that can and need to be taken to reduce the racial disparity in the justice system. Racial disparity in the criminal justice system exists when the proportion of a racial or ethnic group within the control system is higher than the proportion of the group in the general population....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Race]
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History of the Juvenile Justice System - ... The 20th century brought some changes, like the development of personalized diagnosis and healing, new kinds of rehabilitative treatment, and enhanced educational indoctrination, but the congregate model of concentrating large numbers of juvenile offenders in a single institute has remained (Myers, 2008). These early reforms to the justice system were made because a newly discovered certainty that society had a liability to recuperate the lives of its youthful offenders before they became immersed in the criminal doings they were taking apart of....   [tags: Juvenile Justice System Development]
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Rise of Females in the Juvenile Justice System - Females are increasingly becoming more active in the juvenile justice system and this is said to be happening at alarming rates. It is important to learn more about why and how girls commit crimes so that we may also attempt intervention in an effective manner to prevent potential offenders and rehabilitate the girls who have already committed offenses. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has produced a report that includes a review of how these girls are getting into these situations, how states are dealing with this population of offenders, the national efforts that have taken place to attempt to address the needs of the adolescent female offender including training for individuals who work with these females and a female-based continuum of care model that’s use is recommended in the development of any female program development....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 775 words
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The History and Evolution of the Juvenile Justice System - The history of the juvenile justice system is a mixture of the criminal justice system, family court, child protective services, social services, orphanages, adoption and humanitarian growth. (Schmalleger, 2007) Where a child fit into the system would depend on the crime, family pedigree, financial standing, color and social status. Children of color would be treated harsher than whites, Indian children were treated worse than African American Children, and status was determined by the color of your skin....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Justice In Orestes - Justice in Orestes Aeschylus is primarily concerned with the nature of justice. In the trilogy The Oresteia, the Akhaians evolve from an older, more primitive autocratic form of justice, to a new concept of civil justice devised by Athena. He confronts the contrast between the old and new orders, the lives of the members of the House of Atreus, and the serious moral questions that Orestes' crime presents. The case against Orestes is strong. The son admits to striking down his mother, in violation of the sacred tenant of kinship....   [tags: The Oresteia Equality Justice Essays] 1445 words
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The Purpose of Restorative Justice Methods - The Purpose of Restorative Justice Methods Introduction High rates of recidivism demonstrate that the judicial system has been unsuccessful in determining criminal activity. Alternatives to incarceration known as restorative justice has existed for centuries, yet has only been recently implicated into the Canadian judicial system. The practices of restorative justice have been proven very successful for minor offences among adults and youth in bringing together the offenders, victims, and the community....   [tags: Law, criminal justice system, criminology] 2057 words
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Idealistic and Realistic View of Justice - ... In The Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne could not work within political system because the political system was corrupt. It was so corrupt that he had no other choice but to become a vigilante in order to bring justice. He then had to sacrifice his reputation in order to bring his idealistic views of justice to fruition. In Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, one of the main characters, Harvey Dent, killed six people. While Batman was talking to Commissioner Gordon, he said, “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain....   [tags: Batman, Plato, The Republic, justice system]
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My Education for a Career to Pursue Justice - “Make them sit in judgement of their fellow men, which is worse than swinging from the gallows.” Bertolt Brecht (The Caucasian Chalk Circle) (I recently watched a production of Brecht’s famous play “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” which made me reflect upon the idea of the Law.) The distribution of justice is not an easy job as it will always leave one party dissatisfied; the boldness lies in deciding regardless which one will be dissatisfied. I have grown up in a small island where the power of justice and the application of the law have been often undermined as defenders of Human Rights, for the sake of big interests....   [tags: criminal justice, career,] 846 words
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The Paradox of Dominate Ideologies in the Fight of Social Justice. - Art is used in mass media to influence people, especially people in the generation and culture we live in today. The majority of art young people receive in our culture is through television and in particularly popular culture networks, like MTV. The television show on MTV called The Hills is an example of a show that promotes dominant ideology to young children/ teenagers. Slightly opposite of that would be another show on MTV called Jersey Shore, which is an example of a show that partly reinforces and partly challenges dominant ideology to the same type of audience....   [tags: Social Justice]
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Prosecuting Juveniles As Adults in The Criminal Justice System - The word most frequently used to describe the growth in the rate of violent crime among children 17 years old and younger is epidemic. The alarming rate at which children are committing crimes has increased the amount of questions on what should be done with these juveniles. The National Center for Juvenile Justice states how “Every state but Hawaii now allows juveniles to be tried as adults for certain crimes,” so why are people struggling with laws allowing young offenders to be tried as adults....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Juveniles Without Justice - ... When the defendant was transferred to adult court there was no hearing held in the matter. Also, the judge did not acknowledge any of the motions made by Kent’s lawyer. The juvenile was detained for a week without reason. At the time of the case there was no standard for how long a juvenile may be held in custody before he/she must be seen by a judge. In the opinion of Justice Fortas “there is evidence, in fact, that there may be grounds for concern that the child receives the best of both worlds: that he gets neither the protections afforded to adults nor the solicitous care and regenerative treatment postulated for children” (Parry 83)....   [tags: justice system, law, Supreme Court, punishment]
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Mental Health within the Criminal Justice System - This essay intends to address the role that state agencies, both within the Criminal Justice System (CJS) and more broadly the institutions of education, employment and health, play in supporting and implementing diversionary programs for offenders with mental health problems. Mental health is clearly one of the most critical issues facing the Australian and New South Wales (NSW) CJS with research indicating that offenders with mental health problems constitute the majority of those within the prison system....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Race and Social Class: Education and Criminal Justice System - America demands that all youth receive an education and that its educational system is free and open to all—regardless of class, race, ethnicity, age, and gender. However, the system is failing. There is still inequality in the educational system, and minorities’ experience with education is shaped by discrimination and limited access, while white people’s experience with education is shaped by privilege and access. The educational experience for minorities is still segregated and unequal. This is because the number of white children that are withdrawn from school by their parents is higher than the number of people of color enrolling....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Risk Assessments Within The Criminal Justice System - Risk assessments are an essential component to the criminal justice system because without them jails and prisons could not perform their duties and would not be as efficient. Risk in principle is a fact, yet danger is an issue of perception, how much will society tolerate. People tolerate a lot of risks without noticing the dangers. Risk assessments let us know what is not easily noticed though they still have some blind spots where studies need to be done. The ways that community correction agencies use risk assessments, the elements that are risk assessed, and strengths and weaknesses of most risk assessments will be discussed....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Justice - ... Since mankind’s inception, man has always seen the need for justice. Civilization and government use justice as a platform for their existence. The Austrian psychiatrist Sigmund Freud ("Freud, Sigmund") said, “The first requisite of civilization… is that of justice”. (Andrews 491) Civilization’s need for justice derives from the need for democracy, which promotes equality. Reinhold Niebuhr, an American social thinker ("Niebuhr, Reinhold") said, "Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary”....   [tags: Good vs Evil, Humanity] 942 words
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Is the criminal justice system more effective as a method of bringing the guilty to justice or as a deterrent or a method of social control? - It is unanimously agreed that the aim of the criminal justice system is to provide equal justice for all according to the law, by processing of cases impartially, fairly and efficiently with the minimum but necessary use of public resources. It is a complex process through which the state decides which particular forms of behaviour are to be considered unacceptable and then proceeds through a series of stages - arrest, charge, prosecute, trial sentence, appeal punishment -' in order to bring the guilty to justice' (Munice & Wilson, 2006 pIX) and is designed for a coherent administration system for offenders....   [tags: Criminal justice] 1385 words
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Is Justice Fairly Served in New York City? - Is justice fairly served in New York City. Everyday some one is arrested for something they did not do. The New York City officers abuse their power as a public servant, while leaving citizens vulnerable in situations. They fear the police of what the could do to their reputations if they go against their authority. In the Adventures of a Novelist, Crane had to make a decision on weather he should testify or not for the prostitute that was accused for soliciting two men. Crane knew what the right thing was to do, but was apprehensive of what may turn out for him....   [tags: justice, New York City, criminal justice,] 743 words
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Justice and Morality in Plato's Republic - Introduction This essay discusses and clarifies a concept that is central to Plato's argument in the Republic — an argument in favour of the transcendent value of justice as a human good; that justice informs and guides moral conduct. Plato's argument implies that justice and morality are intimately interconnected, because the excellence and goodness of human life — the best way for a person to live — is intimately dependent upon and closely interwoven with those 'things that we find desirable in themselves and for their consequences [1]....   [tags: justice as a human good]
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Justice for All Ages - Justice for All Ages The question of “What is Justice?” plagued the ancient philosophers and continues to plague the professional and amateur academic philosophers of today. The question is so hard, because it is quite difficult to know where to begin. Socrates1 spoke of justice in relation to the gods, Plato in relation to an individual’s duty in society, and Achilles, in a somewhat indirect way, in relation to honor and loyalty. All three of these men had very convincing arguments about the true nature of justice, but it is impossible to say now, or most likely ever, whether any of them actually got it right....   [tags: Justice Philosophy Essays]
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The Theme of Justice in Frankenstein - How important is the theme of justice in Frankenstein. Refer closely to the creation scene and Justine's trial scene. Justice is defined as justice is the administration of law; especially : the establishment or determination of rights according to the rules of law or equity which can be interpreted as adhering to laws of both a natural and civilised level. In Frankenstein many of the fundamental laws of both humanity and the world we live in are broken. Creation in he Christian faith is a marvel that only one being or person has the right to control....   [tags: Does Justice Exist in Frankenstein?] 939 words
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Wrongful Conviction - A Miscarriage In The Canadian Justice System - In today’s Canadian society, it is certain that criminal law is to serve and protect and its fundamental purpose is to prevent crime and punish offenders. However, there have been cases where criminal law has punished the offender who turned out to be innocent. A conviction is needed to show that the system is not in disrepute and to keep order and people safe in society. If a criminal cannot be caught then people will look down upon the system in disgrace. In many cases, officers will arrest an individual who fits a certain description that they know will lead to an arrest and conviction....   [tags: Canada Criminal Justice]
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The Possibility of Justice for All - The Possibility of Justice for All Works Cited Not Included Can there be justice for all. To answer this question I must first define what justice is. Justice is ?the quality of being just, impartial or fair. in your dealings with others according to Merriam Webster?s Collegiate Dictionary. Keeping that definition in mind, I now must turn to the Voices of Wisdom in order to find an example of a situation in which all parties feel that they are being treated justly. After examining examples such as: Euthanasia, discrimination based on sexual orientation, and equal opportunity offered within the book, it becomes clear to me that there is in fact no possible way for there to be justice for all because everyone?s judgement is in some way or another clouded by their own self interests....   [tags: Justice Fair Society Essays] 804 words
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Models of Criminal Justice: Exploring the Probation System - Introduction There are three theories or models of criminal justice. The first one is the retributive theory while the second is the rehabilitative theory and the last is the restorative theory. The first basically concerns itself with the punishment of people by putting them in boot camps , in order to deter their ways. Such instills discipline and fear , which in turn reduces crime. The second one believes that working with these people change their ways reduce crime (The U .S . Penal System :Restorative and /or Retributive Justice ....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Law, parole] 1855 words
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Addressing Unethical Behavior in the Criminal Justice System - To understand the ethical challenges in the criminal justice system, I took a look at the three parts of criminal justice, Policing, Courts, and Corrections. In doing so I found that this is quite a large topic. The areas I would like to touch on are; those areas in which the newly hired police officer, lawyer, and corrections officer my face. Having only the training he/she was given in their respective academy’s or in the case of attorneys Law School, and with the Oath of office they had just sworn to, hopefully still in, and the men and women they are placed with to guide them; above all their own sense of ethical behavior and morality....   [tags: Criminal Justice Ethics]
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Justice in Socrates’ City - Justice in Socrates’ City While Adeimantus and Glaucon appear to enthusiastically accept Socrates’ conclusions about the nature and benefits of justice at the end of Book IV, even going so far as to complete his argument about the profit of justice themselves, they only do so because they have followed Socrates’ argument linearly without going back to test new claims against established premises. Had they done so, they would have been to discover the gaps in Socrates’ logic and the full implications of his constructed city—a city that not only failed to illustrate how justice was profitable in itself and correlated with happiness, but actually proved the precise view of justice as a sacrificial act that it was constructed to disprove....   [tags: Socrates Book IV Justice] 793 words
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The Aspects of Criminal Justice - The Aspects of Criminal Justice There are many different aspects of criminal justice policy. One in particular is the different theories of crime and how they affect the criminal justice system. The Classical School of criminology is a theory about evolving from a capital punishment type of view to more humane ways of punishing people. Positivist criminology is maintaining the control of human behavior and criminal behavior. They did this through three different categories of Biological studies, which are five methodologies of crime that were mainly focused on biological theories, Psychological theories, which contains four separate theories, and the Sociological theories, which also includes four different methods of explaining why crime exists....   [tags: Crime Justice Criminals Essays]
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Do Religious Jews Suffer in the American Justice System? - America boasts an unsurpassed justice system. Unlike many Eastern countries, America presumes the defendant “innocent until proven guilty”. The Fourth Amendment protects all individuals against unreasonable searches and seizures, and a valid search warrant must be obtained from a magistrate after proving probable cause. Additionally, in America criminals can be vindicated if the prosecution fails to prove their criminal guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt”. Furthermore, the Sixth Amendment provides the accused with a right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury; thus, a hung jury results in a mistrial....   [tags: Jewish Studies, Justice] 1648 words
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The Struggles Indigenous Peoples Face to Obtain Justice - There are over 5000 Indigenous communities in over 70 different countries. They are defined collectively under the term Indigenous Peoples (IPs) by the Cobo Report but this term also allows for their diversity. They face numerous legal issues in attempting to achieve their rights, so they have collectively united to access the remedies available to them to achieve justice. Broad characteristics to define them are highlighted in the Mick Dodson report and include: connection with territory that pre dates invasion, social and cultural traditions such as affinity with the land and colonisation, resistance and resurgence....   [tags: Indigenous Peoples, justice, ] 1571 words
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The Cost of Culpability: The Significance of Numbers Inside the Criminal Justice System (Age and Economics) - Both juveniles and mentally ill adult offenders fell under the above category, it was possible that one could be found not liable due to their age and mental status’ and win a victory in court that could be categorized as legal injustice. Throughout this paper, inconclusive evidence was found that suggested legal definitions were basically written the same but were interpreted differently by various courts. The only noticeable shifts were found in the application of these terms inside the criminal justice system Jenkins (2003)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Justice in the Legal System - Justice in the Legal System Justice, as defined by Webster’s Dictionary is the quality of being fair or just. This implies that justice would have something to do with being fair. I thought that if one of the things the law and legal system are about is maintaining and promoting justice and a sense of fairness, they might not be doing such a great job. An eye for an eye is fair. No, that would be too easy, too black and white. I could cite several examples where I thought a judge’s or jury’s ruling was unfair, however I will not simply due to the fact that this is to be about what justice is to me and not what justice was to the particular courtroom situation....   [tags: Justice System Laws Crimes Essays] 649 words
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Justice in Plato's Republic - Justice in Plato's Republic Justice. What is justice. In this world where many people look out only for themselves, justice can be considered the happiness of oneself. But because selfish men do not always decide our standards in society, to find a definition, society should look at the opinions of many. Just as in the modern society to which we live, where everyone feels justice has a different meaning, the society of Plato also struggled with the same problem. In this paper, I will look into the Republic, one of the books of Plato that resides heavily on defining an answer to the meaning of Justice, and try to find an absolute definition....   [tags: Papers Justice Plato Republic Essays] 971 words
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Government, Justice, and Human Rights - Government, Justice, and Human Rights ABSTRACT: This paper explores the relationship between justice and government, examining views on the subject expressed by traditional political philosophers such as Rousseau and Locke, as well as those expressed by contemporary political theorists such as John Rawls and Robert Nozick. According to Rawls, justice is one of the fundamental concerns of a governing body; Locke and Rousseau agree that government and justice are essentially connected. Nozick and Max Weber, however, claim that the essential characteristic of government is not justice, but power....   [tags: Government Justice Human Rights Papers]
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The Role of Justice in Society - The Role of Justice in Society Through the egalitarian reasoning of John Rawls and the act-utilitarianist perspective of J.J.C. Smart, I will analyze the concept of justice. In accordance with Rawls, I intend to argue that any changes in society that will increase the burden carried by the poorest 5% are unjust, even if these changes increase the average level of happiness for the other 95%. With regard to ethics, justice is defined as fairness, where all situations should be treated alike. For one to exhibit justice, one must portray the quality of being fair and reasonable in all situations....   [tags: Just Justice Fair Philosophy Essays]
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U.S. Criminal Justice System - U.S. Criminal Justice System In order to keep a safe society, it is important to establish a nation with good education to teach people judging from right or wrong , excellent police force to keep our street safe, and most of all, a good criminal justice system to carry out the justice. United States is a place with little crimes, a nation with nice houses, beautiful beaches, and expensive shops without property just like what I seen in the American movies in my opinion before I arrived here....   [tags: United States Crimes Justice Essays] 996 words
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Reflections on Privatization and Criminal Justice - Reflections on Privatization and Criminal Justice Thank you very much for the welcome, and for giving my talk. When the Fraser Institute called me last year, they rang up and said they were having a conference and we would like to invite you, and I thought I think you have the wrong person. Basically, everybody else there, except myself and one person from Nova Scotia, were in favour of privatization and very strongly in favour of it, especially with respect to prisons. It was actually very educational and interesting to engage in that debate....   [tags: Privatization Criminal Justice Equality Essays] 5672 words
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Justice In Plato's The Republic - Justice In Plato's The Republic Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote “One man’s justice is another’s injustice.” This statement quite adequately describes the relation between definitions of justice presented by Polemarchus and Thrasymachus in Book I of the Republic. Polemarchus initially asserts that justice is “to give to each what is owed” (Republic 331d), a definition he picked up from Simonides. Then, through the unrelenting questioning of Socrates, Polemarchus’ definition evolves into “doing good to friends and harm to enemies” (Republic 332d), but this definition proves insufficient to Socrates also....   [tags: Plato Republic Justice Philosophy Essays] 999 words
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Juvenile Justice and Correction - Juvenile Justice and Correction       Justice has always been the goal of our court system, but it is not always served, especially in cases involving juveniles. The judiciary process has evolved from a system that did not initially consider juveniles, to one where juveniles have their own court proceedings, facilities, and even rules or laws. The juvenile justice system has come a long way, and people have worked very hard in its creation. A juvenile is considered to be an individual, under the age of 18, resembling an adult....   [tags: Justice Law Juveniles Youth Essays]
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Gorgias, Socrates, and Justice - Gorgias, Socrates, and Justice When a person’s back is against the wall and the stakes are the highest, how should they handle the pressure. When the lines between right and wrong become so blurred, how is one to know what is the ethical choice in the matter. Imagine being accused of first degree murder, a crime in which you did not commit. However, the evidence against you is stacked so high, it seems you do not have a chance. Your lawyer says he could have you acquitted, but in order to do so he must engage in some unethical courtroom tricks....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Justice Morals Essays] 812 words
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