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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 - ... Williams (2004) states that restorative justice draws on those most affected by the crime: the criminal; the victim; and the community to draw up and agree on an outcome which they feel most appropriate in the circumstances. It can be argued that this greatly affects public debate over crime and justice because it represents a growing international movement with a relatively clear set of values, principles and guidelines for practice (Umbreit, 2001). Restorative justice appeals because it offers the possibility of taking crime serious without ever-increasing repression and exclusion (McEvoy et al, 2002)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Restorative Justice - ... By using apology in return for forgiveness symbolises that reparation can commence (Braithwaite, 2004). Defiance Theory is when the offender feels powerless and believes he/she will be humiliated. The experience of being exposed to disapproval of their behaviour may provoke some levels of deviance, however, as the session progresses and the offender expresses his/hers feelings, empathy develops between the parties, the environment becomes more reconciliatory, thus reducing deviance. James Dignan’s concepts related to offenders, but mostly, related to victims....   [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 - ... Though many feel as if judges abuse their power to get revenge on criminals, many cases have arisen where the opposite has occurred. The story of Chelsea Rogers and her abuse has helped amplify this difference. The story appeared almost 14 years ago in the city of Brillion, Wisconsin (Elliot). Chelsea, then seven years old, and her two older brothers, told police that they suffered repeated mistreatment with wooden rods and leather belts (Elliot). In the fall of 1997, the kids had been caught taking candy without asking permission, so Angeline Rogers, their mother, locked the two boys outside and trapped Chelsea in a miniscule dog cage in the unheated basement of their home (Elliot)....   [tags: Justice System ]
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Revenge Is Not Justice - ... (The Pros and Cons of the Death Penalty in the USA). Death penalty cases provide almost no deterrent against more serious crimes for the person convicted and for the rest of society (Strauss). Those Americans who are in favor of the death penalty do so because they think it makes our justice system just, not to keep lawful citizens safe. Therefore it provides no real way of serving its purpose (Douthat). By executing the criminal it is almost letting them off easy, because they do not have to pay for the crime that they committed, assuming the person is actually guilty....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Justice: Understandably Misunderstood - ... They are both a response to injustice that has been committed against the innocent. Perhaps the most important thing to consider when distinguishing between the two is retributive justice can be served by transferring the responsibilities to a higher authority that acts formally in accordance with the law to punish offenders. Due to these negative effects it is important to realize retributive justice is not the only form of justice. In order to counter the emphasis on revenge there must be an understanding of restoration techniques....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Justice: Understandably Misunderstood - ... They are both a response to injustice that has been committed against the innocent. Perhaps the most important thing to consider when distinguishing between the two is retributive justice can be served by transferring the responsibilities to a higher authority that acts formally in accordance with the law to punish offenders. Due to these negative effects it is important to realize retributive justice is not the only form of justice. In order to counter the emphasis on revenge there must be an understanding of restoration techniques....   [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 way the system is perceived is by citizens of America plays a large roll on how policies are implemented. What shapes the views and perceptions of our citizens when discussing the criminal justice system. There are four outlets that shape the way people rationalize the effectiveness of the criminal justice system and by volume they are; media, news paper, radio, and in less than 10 percent of the population from friends and family (Muraski, 2009), media of course being the biggest contributor to the influence of how people in America view crime in our country....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Criminal Justice Codes of Ethics - ... For example, the use of guns, the use of police swoops as a means of fighting crime, and the use of uniforms that closely resemble those of the military have inculcated a domineering character and, to some extent, a violent nature in many police officers. Although the deputy chief has an enviable track record, it is evident from this case that he is on the wrong side of the law. Covering up this wrong is tantamount to abetting corruption. This is unethical. One good example of the code of ethics that an officer in the criminal justice system has to follow is embodied in the Criminal Justice Codes of Ethics of the United States....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Pursuing Criminal Justice - ... A second current practice of successful achievement in law enforcement in a global realm is the fight against terrorism. The fight against terrorism is a major threat to the world on a daily basis. This fight is one that takes each nation to fight as the United States struggles to get the upper-hand and defend the soil that many have fought and died for. The United Nations must continue the fight and disallow terrorists from gaining control and taking numerous, innocent lives. Everyone must continue to defend human rights although the struggle of terrorism is apparent....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Criminal Justice as Entertainment - ... While the program demonstrates a thespian view of the criminal justice system, it exhibits a precise explanation of how the police force and the courts set off from an unexplained crime to a conviction. In one episode titled ‘Thrill Killers”, two individuals, Joshua Ford and Genie Crutchley, went missing from their beachside hotel room. Other two suspects Benjamin and Erica Sifrit, described as a young married couple, were apprehended on charges of burglary when they allegedly endeavoured to rob a Hooter’s souvenir shop....   [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 System - ... When the defendant is found guilty and sent to prison, s/he will be housed away from society for a given period of time and while in prison, corrections is responsible for humane treatment of the defendant. Correction also takes up the responsibility of rehabilitation of that individual and tries to make them productive members of the society. Based on their behavior, the court and corrections officer decide if they want to place someone on parole while they are completing their term in the prison....   [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 in USA - ... The article details a host of other police actions by specific racial numbers, including arrests, frisk, and use of force. Law enforcement policies like Boston's 2005 initiative dubbed (without a trace of irony) "Operation Rolling Thunder" target certain groups of "inner-city" youths (translation = young men of color) for increased surveillance, stops, arrests, and relocation (Mastrorilli, 2012). Another moral issue for law enforcement involves excessive use of force, racial discrimination, sexual discrimination, age discrimination and religious discrimination....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Criminal Justice System and Process - ... Defense Attorneys: On the other hand the defense attorneys are mandated to defend the accused against the government’s case. These attorneys are either hired by the defendants or assigned for by the court (this is a case for those defendants who do not have enough financial capacity to hire an attorney), (Schmallager, 2009). The Courts: The courts are spear-headed by judges whose ultimate objective is making sure that the correct process in the court room is followed to par, (Smith, 2003). They are therefore in charge of rejecting or accepting plea agreements, they oversee trials and they also sentence the convicted offenders, (Law Library, 2011)....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice - ... NECCO, a foster-care agency in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Georgia, and the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice conclude that alternatives to youth incarceration are not as expensive as incarceration. The price per county is $94 per day in a detention facility that is secure in contrast to $92.50 a day for emergency shelter care and $78 per day for a supervised foster care placement. For secure youth correctional facilities the grand sum is $152 per day. However the options to incarceration actually increase the chances of youth to exit the juvenile justice system completely and in all outward appearances become good, upstanding, societal contributors....   [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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Criminal Justice System - ... At times however, police discretion causes more problems than it resolves. There have been reports of police being called to a scene were a husband is being extremely aggressive towards his wife. The police feel as the situation that is occurring is not severe, and therefore leave the scene. The next day, the police station receives a call that there was a homicide. As they arrive to the scene, the police realized it was the same couple from day before.” The report details in-depth reviews of 84 cases in which 135 people died, including some instances of homicide-suicide — cases when abusers killed victims as well as themselves....   [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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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 Fields - ... The most noted fields, which people associate with forensics, are fingerprint analysis, ballistics, DNA profiling and toxicology however the everyday public is unaware the forensic field also includes fire investigation, forensic engineering, and even vehicular accident reconstruction. Within the last twenty years, due to the advances in technology and science, many new disciplines have come into fruition. Vein matching, also called vascular technology, is a technique of biometric identification though the analysis of the patterns of blood vessels visible from the surface of the skin....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Encouragement in the Criminal Justice System - ... One of the biggest obstacles a criminal justice professional will be confronted with is a difference in culture or subculture. People within the same culture will not have the same attitudes or perceptions because differences can still result due to ethnic group, family values and personal experiences. Culturally speaking, a criminal justice professional will find it very difficult to encourage clients of different cultures if the professional view's clients in an ethnocentric manner. Assessing clients in accordance with the professional’s values will severely limit their ability to help and encourage their client....   [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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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: 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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U.S. Criminal Justice System - ... Inmates may use telephones to call anyone anytime, they have keys to their own individual rooms, they have their own money, and they wear their own clothes. There are no restrictions on hours of watching television or visiting in the day rooms or rooms of other inmates, and going to work or school is not required (p. 53). The Denmark’s popular belief reflects Europe’s stance that the fines, probation, and suspended sentences are best ways than jailing people. In the fact, Denmark inserted various committees to deal with minor sentences such as felony, thefts, and youth crimes....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Juvenile Justice Organization - ... Once a determination is made, the juvenile might either remain in juvenile court or is moved to the criminal court. If she stays in juvenile court, an adjudication hearing occurs. A determination is made anchored in the proof offered. If the juvenile is adjudicated as felonious, the disposition hearing occurs. In the disposition hearing, probation proposals or a disposition plan is considered. A prosecutor and delinquent might as well present any concurrence reached for the judge’s consideration....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 891 words
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Puerto Rico Criminal Justice - ... It is at this stage that procedural law becomes of utmost importance. Procedural law concerns itself with the fair treatment of the suspected offender. It is due to the Amendments (or Sections in Puerto Rico) that protect individual rights that a society is able to engage in the social contract without fear of the government abusing their powers. In Puerto Rico, the judicial process in criminal cases consists of three distinct stages: pre-trial proceedings, trial, and subsequent proceedings....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice - ... Rawls’ theory, however, caters not only to individuals, but also to minorities who might suffer at the hands of utilitarianism. A Utilitarian might argue that Rawls’ assured individual liberties are not conducive to the betterment of society as a whole, in that individual welfare may sometimes conflict with communal welfare. This argument is somewhat negated on consideration of the annulment of disparities, which is not only beneficial to individuals, who could potentially possess some handicap either socially, economically or physically, but also to society, as it is the meritorious individuals who induce economic and social growth....   [tags: A Theory of Justice]
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John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice - ... Rawls’ theory, however, caters both to individuals, and moreover to minorities who might also suffer at thGBed on consideration of the annulment of disparities, which is not only beneficial to individuals, who could potentially possess some handicap either socially, economically or physically, but also to society, as the meritorious individuals are able to induce economic and social growth. Relative wealth, health and social position are mitigated in the interests oGBgbgBgstands to reason that the society in question will prosper from a system of formal equality, as it encourages excellence within GBthe community....   [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 - ... It is centered on the notion from A Lexicon of Terror by Margurite Feitlowitz that’s “when a people’s very word have been wounded, the society cannot fully recover until the language has been healed. Words… [Are all interconnected, that crime of humanity is a violation of relationships, and that such defilements create obligations.] Mark the path of our experience… language is a boundary between our vulnerable inner selves and the outside world (Feitlowitz page 62).” In addition of outside public meetings that is held to provide everyone with a sense of ownership in the process of a meaningless “solution…the truth in exchange for the freedom of the perpetrators (Tutu page 58).” That makes this solution “a criminal order under normal circumstance (Ardent page 148).” This is still evident in the way traditional courts function and the principles they uphold in retributive justice which everything must be judge in a normal society....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Rights] 1448 words
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By the Name of Justice I’ll Avenge - ... Justice is a cloud of hope that we all seek to achieve, a cloud you wish for it to rain but doesn’t always does, which reflects to the ideal society and the ultimate promise of law to be conducted, while as can vengeance be justified in absence of justice. Vengeance is a universal behavior pattern; in which the dilemma is we as ‘citizens’ accept it, while as the state denies it’s existence (Heyd and Bar-elli 68-86). Justice is a terminology that is agreed on what if fair or not, while as revenge is the strategy for implementing justice....   [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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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 - ... This also follows on from the work that Braithwaite (1989) was investigating into informal social control methods such as family and religion and argues that dealing with the offence and offender through a family orientated and structured method will be more effective at shaming and rehabilitating the offender than through formal social control methods. Healing and sentencing circles are implemented to deal with more serious crimes such as domestic violence and sexual assault, aiming to address not only the harm caused but the cultural and social implications of it....   [tags: Restorative Justice, Mediation] 2367 words
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Ethics in Criminal Justice Professions - ... Emotions, instinct, and personal values cannot supply adequate answers to ethical and moral dilemmas. However, training and education can provide the answers to solve those ethical and moral dilemmas, increase awareness of ethical issues, expand the scope of their ethical vision, and spur their imagination of the consequences of their decisions affecting others. Training will provide the formation of questions on which to base an ethical decision. Does the decision affect others. Does the decision hurt others....   [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 - ... Currently each Canadian pays 344 a year to fund Canada’s combined 11 billion dollar a year police expenditure budget (Beattie, 2009). This money could come from a number of sources such as ending GST rebate cheques except those in poverty or not holding G20 summits, or perhaps the money from the long gun registry could have been put to better use. If each Canadian paid an additional 56 dollars a year to hire more police another 1.8 billion dollars in salaries could be paid. Assuming costs of 100000 a year in salary, training, and equipment per police officer, another 18000 police officers could be put on the payroll across Canada....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Inequalities in the justice system - ... Out of these a higher percentage of Whites than African Americans were convicted of property crimes, while a higher percentage of African Americans were convicted of drug offenses. Among those actually convicted of a felony, African Americans were more often sentenced to prison and had longer sentence lengths than Whites. Overall, 66% of Whites versus 71% of African Americans were sentenced to jail or prison time. Out of those convicted of violent offenses, 80% of African Americans versus 75% of Whites were sentenced to jail or prison time and for drug offenses, 70% of African Americans versus 63% of Whites were sentenced to jail or prison time....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Race]
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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 - ... This was accomplished in earlier history through servitude; the financially poor child would be placed in the home of a wealthy family and would be forced to work. However in the 1870’s society became aware of the possibility that treating children with cruelty and uncaring disposal was creating a criminal factor in juveniles that was not seen before. 1874 brought about the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (what is known as child protective services today), parents would be punished for cruelty and neglect thus fostering came into existence....   [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 victim and significant others will then confront the offender, explain what harm was caused, and an attempt to build a moral conscience and strengthen social bonds begin (Goff, 2011, p.90). A key component to restorative justice is to change the perceptions of the offender and the voluntary involvement of both the victim and offender. Restorative justice programs typical only consider certain crimes eligible for consideration. The crimes are usually “non-serious property offences and minor violent offences” (Goff 2011, p....   [tags: Law, criminal justice system, criminology] 2057 words
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Juvenile Justice: Don't Treat Juveniles As Adults - ... The juvenile criminal justice system is designed to protect and reform convicts for assimilation into society but with acts of violence as the few stated above, nothing can be accomplished. In addition, correctional officers, those hired to maintain order, incite violence against juveniles who enter adult facilities. Beatings by correctional staffers are nearly twice as likely for juveniles in adult facilities than in juvenile facilities.2 If this seems contradictory of a correctional staffer’s job make no mistake it is; men and women who are paid to protect inmates invoke similar acts of violence as adult offenders against juveniles....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Ethical Challenges in Criminal Justice System - ... Lawyers are required to have many years of schooling, in particular four years of law school, Correctional Services in many states do not require any college at all, and however all do require at least a high school education. Ethics training is not at the forefront of most law enforcement academy curricula. Ethics is sometimes a low-priority, tiresome subject. Little effort can be devoted to ethics as it competes for classroom time with more glamorous and direct-liability subjects such as firearms, non-lethal weapons, defensive tactics, laws of arrest, search and seizure, pursuit driving, etc.(Dr....   [tags: Criminal Justice Ethics]
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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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Models of Criminal Justice: Exploring the Probation System - ... He recommended to judges that certain offenders be released under his supervision. ) In recent years, the push for alternatives to incarceration has, in large part, been in response to rapidly increasing prison populations in Canada and the United States. Legislators in Canada and the United States have passed legislation in recent years aimed at reducing or stabilizing prison populations. Canada and the United States have the highest rates of incarceration of all Western democratic countries, at 130 and 529 per 100,000 population respectively (Correctional Service of Canada, 1995)....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Law, parole] 1855 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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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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