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Wrong Path Right Time: Walking in the Probation Building - Always into trouble and never got caught, I was always doing something bad or getting into trouble as an eight grader at Campobello Gramiling School. Until one day I was hanging with a group of so called friends; getting high on drugs and drinking alcohol. We decided to go spray paint our school because we were bored and didn’t have anything to do. Well, we went to the school and wrote vulgar language about teachers. We vandalized the new school buses and toilet papered the school. Weeks went by and we thought we weren’t going to get caught....   [tags: Probation, ] 773 words
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Past, Present and Future of Probation and Parole - Past, Present and Future of Probation and Parole In order to study the past, present and future implications of the probation and parole system, I had to study the history of both. I will begin with the history of probation and then talk about the history of parole. I will also talk about how probation and parole work in the present and how and what will happen to both probation and parole in the future. Probation comes from the Latin verb probare which means to prove, to rest. Probation was first introduced to the United States in 1841 when a boot-maker by the name of John Augustus attended court to bail out a drunkard....   [tags: Crime Criminal Jail Probation Parole Essays]
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Intermediate Sanctions And Shock Probation - Community correction is a term that refers to everything ranging from diversion before the trial to the punishments that follows after the trial. This refers to any way ranging to non imprisonment yet supervised ways used to deal with criminal offenders who are facing conviction or who has been convicted. (Beck et al., 2001). Probation as well as parole are the two most commonly way of dealing with the offenders though there are many ways such as being confined at home, electronic surveillance, day fines, community service shock probation and residential community supervision to mention but a few....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 2193 words
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Probation Supervision: Case Management & Effectivness - In the state of Florida in the year of 2008- 2009 there was a total of 100, 619 offenders who were admitted onto probation and 64.2% of them were released off of probation being successful. Probation supervision is provided to adults offenders who have been sentenced to some type of supervision. While on this supervision the probation officer is to refer the offender to community resources for things they need help with such as a job, some kind of treatment, maybe even drug test for supervise substance abuse, or even using an electronic monitor to know the offenders location....   [tags: Criminal Justice ] 1706 words
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Aspects of Probation - There are times when almost everyone wonders exactly what the purpose of probation is, what kinds of conditions can be imposed if someone is put on probation, and what roles the probation officer and the court systems play in the scheme of things. If you know someone that is on probation it may not hurt to know a little bit about the way it works and that is exactly what we will be talking about here. Probation is one of the least restrictive penalties among the alternatives confronting a sentencing judge....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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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Probation and Electronic Monitoring - I am doing this paper on electronic monitoring. I am doing this paper because I need a paper to write for you and this is the page I opened to in the book to get the idea. No, really because I believe that electronic monitoring is a terrific way to police probation and parolees when probation and parole officers are so severely overworked. By not having to check in on the offenders as much, because at any time we can hit a button and know exactly where they are, or be notified instantly when they are somewhere they shouldn’t be, it would be a lot easier on probation and parole officers....   [tags: essays research papers] 505 words
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The Los Angeles Probation County Department - The Los Angeles Probation County Department I chose to report on the Los Angeles Probation County Department. The Probation department is apart of the corrections branch of Criminal Justice. I sat down and interviewed a peace officer. The first important question that I asked was "what is your agencies primary mission?" Officer replied, "Our primary mission here in Probation is to promote and improve public safety, guarantee victims' rights, and assist the positive behavior change of adult and juvenile probationers." The probation departments' most important issue to date is size....   [tags: Papers] 843 words
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A Day with the County Juvenile Probation Officer - A Day with the County Juvenile Probation Officer I followed employees of the County Juvenile Probation Department for a day. I spent most of the day with the Victims Information Coordinator (VIC), although I did get to speak with many probation officers as well as the drug counselor in the department. I learned many things while I was visiting the department. For the better part of the day, I spent time with Pat, the Victims Information Coordinator. She is the person that explains the court process to the victims of juvenile delinquent crimes, as well as does all the side work....   [tags: essays research papers] 511 words
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Three Ways Police and Probation Officers can Reduce Gang Violence - Police and probation officers use two words to describe their jobs, to protect and to serve. Not only do they put their lives in danger every day, but also help the community in more ways than one. Some ways that police and probation officers can help lower gang violence is by implementing laws more accordingly, establishing a relationship with troubled youth, and creating programs that benefit their well-being. The root of gang violence all begins at home and then spreads. A troubled teen may be lacking the love and attention from their parent whether it is because they work too much, or simply do not care....   [tags: neutral zone, teen gangs, police officers]
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The Punishment of Probation- A Proposed Solution to the Prison Overcrowding Problem in England - Since 1993 the population within prison is increasing leading to majority of prison overcrowding this meaning there is now a higher percentage of people in prison here in England than any other country in Western Europe (Howard League 2006). This is leading to re-offending as offenders are not able to receive individual rehabilitation because there are too many offenders to rehabilitate. As this becomes more of a problem in today’s society the government are coming up with new punishments which will help to reduce the overcrowding within the prisons....   [tags: criminal justice] 887 words
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Canadian Justice: The Youth Criminal Justice Act - Youth within the Canadian justice system lose their identities. Their age places them under the jurisdiction of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The criminal charges identify them as criminals and their “’character traits’ … label [them] for society” (1957:45). Such procedures as pre-sentencing reports, encapsulate their history and reduce the youth to “object[s] of a more or less easy absorption” (1957:45). It is this pre-sentencing report compiled by a probation worker that gives direction to the judge in determining a sentence....   [tags: probation officer, identities, myths]
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Probation, Drawn and Quartered…Anything Else - As Prince of Verona it is my duty to announce to the people of Verona, the punishments and pardons of each of the persons responsible in some way for the death of the Montague Romeo and the Capulet Juliet. Friar Lawrence, will be punished, however under the circumstances, not severely. The Nurse shall be pardoned for her limited involvement. Balthasar, Romeo’s servant, shall be pardoned for his actions. Capulet, is guilty, and shall be punished accordingly, as well as Montague. Although all those mentioned afore have some association with deaths of these two lovers and Paris, for some it was not their involvement but rather a conspiring of events, or rather a twist of fate that led them to...   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare] 1276 words
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Al Capone and Probation - Al Capone is the single greatest symbol of collapse of law and order in the United States during the Prohibition Era. The act of Prohibition brought power to Al Capone, which he used to expand his organized crime activities into a stranglehold over the city of Chicago. Liquor trade became very profitable during Prohibition, and the struggle for control over the bootleg empire erupted into a full-scale war between rival gangs in Chicago. Capone gradually came to symbolize all the criminal evils of prohibition; to many throughout the world, he became the symbol of a lawless nation#....   [tags: essays research papers] 1261 words
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Rehabilitation - Walker cites the National Academy of Sciences stating that rehabilitation is “any planned intervention that reduces an offender’s further criminal activity (Walker 251).” Walker breaks down rehabilitation models into two groups, the new and the old groups. The new groups that Walker suggests may have some positive hope are reentry programs, and drug courts. The old groups include probation, parole, and other reintegration programs. Worrall has a similar definition of rehabilitation, stating that “rehabilitation consist of a planned intervention intended to change behavior (Worrall 40)....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drug Courts, Probation] 847 words
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Federal Law Enforcement Careers - Many people studying in the field of Criminal Justice should choose their career carefully. There are many interesting careers that are arising as the years pass by. To become a successful employee you need to be able to fulfill many requirements, qualifications, and trainings. A probation officer’s has many duties to fulfill. They are not only supervising the offenders that live within the community, but by monitoring probationers’ progress. The offender must stay away of any trouble, yet comply with the rules and regulations required....   [tags: Law Enforcement] 1500 words
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Recruiting in Federal and State Law Enforcement Agencies - Many people studying in the field of Criminal Justice should choose their career carefully. There are many interesting careers that are arising as the years pass by. To become a successful employee you need to be able to fulfill many requirements, qualifications, and training. The two fields that at this time are recruiting include the Border Patrol and the Texas Probation. These two fields include some of the most extensive hiring process that is out there. A probation officer has many duties to fulfill....   [tags: Law Enforcement] 1632 words
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Community Supervision of Law Violators vs. Incarceration - Community supervision of law violators can achieve similar advantages and prevent the disadvantages of incarceration. There are both advantages and disadvantages to community corrections and incarceration. I support community corrections because I believe it has more positives outcomes and less negative effects than incarceration. Community corrections have more advantages over incarceration and fewer disadvantages. Incarcerating people isn’t working that well and the biggest reason is the overcrowding of prisons....   [tags: Community supervision, criminals, criminal justice] 1231 words
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Rebound Drug Court Intern - Nestled in the natural ridge that runs between Atlanta and Athens and in between South River and Hightower Trail lays the territory that comprises of DeKalb County (The DeKalb History Center). DeKalb County, also known, as the greenest county in America is located in Georgia. DeKalb County is the third largest county in the state with over 9 cities located inside of it parameters. According to US Census Bureau 691,893 people resided in the county based off of 2010. 23.9% were represented by individuals that were aged 18 and under (DeKalb Census Bureau)....   [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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America Home of Incarceration - America Home of Incarceration The United States of America, the land of the free and the home of the caged. In 2008, it was reported that one out of every one hundred adults living in America are incarcerated in a jail or a prison (Pew). The City and County Jails and the Federal and State Prisons overcrowding problems are getting wildly close to crisis conditions. Statics show that by 2011 the inmate population in the United States will increase by a whopping thirteen percent, which are more than one million seven hundred thousand inmates that will be incarcerated in the United States (Statistics)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Rehabilitation Will Reduce Crime - All over America, crime is on the rise. Every day, every minute, and even every second someone will commit a crime. Now, I invite you to consider that a crime is taking place as you read this paper. "The fraction of the population in the State and Federal prison has increased in every single year for the last 34 years and the rate for imprisonment today is now five times higher than in 1972"(Russell, 2009). Considering that rate along crime is a serious act. These crimes range from robbery, rape, kidnapping, identity theft, abuse, trafficking, assault, and murder....   [tags: Rehabilitation vs Punishment]
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Corrections: Rehabilitation Is More Effective Than Retribution vs - Today our criminal justice system has a multitude of options when dealing with those who are convicted of offenses; fines, probation, community service, short term sentences in jail or longer sentences in a variety of different level prisons and the ultimate punishment is still death. Our goals are clear and direct, stop the behavior, make restitution, teach new skills and for many rehabilitate through therapy, drug and/or alcohol counseling. Unfortunately there are those that are deemed unredeemable and unfit to ever return to society and they are either confined in prison until their natural death or sentenced to die by the order of the state or government....   [tags: Pro Criminal Rehabilitation Essays]
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Ethical Dilemma - Ethical Dilemma During the first week of February it was discovered that one of the youth on probation and his family was no longer living at their given address. I, along with my supervisor, made several trips to the house to verify. The house was soon boarded up and the youth could not be located. There was no attempt by the youth to contact probation and he soon became out of contact, a clear violation of his probation contract. An arrest and detain (A&D) warrant was issued for the youth because of his probation violation....   [tags: Ethics]
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Juvenile Corrections - 1. What are five goals of juvenile corrections. How effectively are these goals achieved. The goals of juvenile corrections are too deter, rehabilitate and reintegrate, prevent, punish and reattribute, as well as isolate and control youth offenders and offenses. Each different goal comes with its own challenges. The goal of deterrence has its limits; because rules and former sanctions, as well anti-criminal modeling and reinforcement are met with young rebellious minds. Traditional counseling and diversion which are integral aspects of community corrections can sometimes be ineffective, and studies have shown that sometimes a natural self intervention can take place as the youth grows older;...   [tags: Criminal Justice] 1357 words
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Juvenile Stats On Crime - 40% of all residential burglary charges filed in 1997 were committed by juveniles -- up from 9% in 1996. 28% of all non-residential burglary charges filed in 1997 were committed by juveniles -- up from 5% in 1996. 29% of all Residential Entry charges filed in 1997 were committed by juveniles -- up from 18% in 1996. 19% of all Theft charges and 18% of all Receiving Stolen Property charges filed in 1997 were committed by juveniles -- down from 22% (Theft) and up from 6% (Receiving) in 1996. 18% of all Auto Theft charges filed in 1997 were committed by juveniles -- up from 6% in 1996....   [tags: essays research papers] 686 words
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To Punish or to Rehabilitate - The criminal justice system covers several parts of the operational aspects of the system including law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Each and every aspect is of utmost importance in the successful function of the criminal justice system with the most questionable approach going to the decision to focus on the punishment or rehabilitation of offenders. The correctional process is entrusted with ensuring the safety of the public, the best alternative for handling each offender, while guaranteeing fairness is served to all....   [tags: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement]
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Federal Pretrail Services - Federal Probation Officers began as volunteers in the 1900’s. Congress passed legislation establishing the Federal Probation system in 1925. By 1929 the first U.S. Probation Officer was designated under the U.S. Department of Justice. Until 1939, the U.S. Probation Office was assigned under the administration of the U.S. Department of Justice. Congress then authorized the creation of the Administration Office of the United States Courts. Within the Administrative Office, the Division of Probation and Pretrial Services were created....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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US v Moreno - United States vs. Carlos Alfonso Moreno On July 12, 2004, Carlos Alfonso Moreno appeared before the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. He brought before the court an appeal challenging the district court’s calculation of his sentencing under the United States Sentencing Guideline. The panel determined after reviewing his case that an oral argument would not be necessary. They were able to look at the details of his case and make their decision. Mr. Moreno was charged in district court with various drug offenses and with being a felon in possession of a firearm....   [tags: essays research papers] 447 words
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Better Ways to End Prison Overcrowding - The U.S is only 5% of the world’s population and houses a quarter of its prison inmates; well over 2 million people. In the past decade the war on drugs has filled many state and federal prisons with a numerous amount of inmates. Building new prisons is not the answer to tackling the prison overcrowding dilemma. The U.S doesn’t have the money due to economic strains, and it will not solve this issue head on as needed. “California may be forced to release up to 33,000 prisoners by 2013” (Shapiro & Wizner, 2011, p.1.)....   [tags: mental hospitals, criminal behaviors]
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Corrections System - When it comes to corrections, it is clear what their mission is and that is to incarcerate criminals, however it also ensures that those incarcerated receive treatment to prepare them for reintegration and reentry into society. Ever since the creation of prisons, some wonder how we managed to survive without them in the past. Unfortunately, we do have neither the resources nor the capital to incarcerate all who chose to engage in criminal behavior. Utilizing other programs like probation are needed in order to accommodate those who wish to offend....   [tags: prison, criminal justice, penal system]
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Jails and Prisons Comparison - Prisons and jails hold some similar characteristics but are completely different models in which they serve in the criminal justice system. Some of the types of crimes that America faces today are: violent crimes, property, white collar or organized crime, and public order crimes (Worrall, 2008). The criminal justice system sets the regulations and policies of how an offender will be held accountable for their inappropriate actions. The criminal justice system is a process that takes time and money from society....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Effectiveness of U.S. and Scandinavian Penal and Prisons Systems - Joe is a prisoner in a United States penitentiary convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery. Johan is a prisoner in a Norwegian Correctional Facility also convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery. After eight years of serving their time in custody, they are released back out into society, the world beyond their prison walls. During the following month after their release, Joe has once again been arrested for assault and attempted robbery while Johan has started making a quiet living as a deckhand on the coast for a small fishing company in Kopervik....   [tags: Prisons Systems]
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American Prisons and Trends Displayed by the Minority Inmate Population - American prisons exhibit a trend of disparity of the minority inmate population. Disparity occurs most in the minority population due to high crime rates within their communities mainly because of social isolation and the way the judicial system operates. Why is it that minorities are most likely to be incarcerated. Is it because of the lack of education, poverty, social and economic isolation or is it because of racial profiling. Racial disparity in the criminal justice system is widespread and it threatens to challenge the fact that our judicial system is fair and effective....   [tags: disparity, juvenile justice, african americans]
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Should Capital Punishment Be Legal? - Capital punishment is a very controversial issue today. There are good statements made on both sides of the argument. A couple of questions should be asked before deciding which side to take in the never ending debate of capital punishment. Is capital punishment a cruel and unusual way of punishing serious offenders. Should the mentally ill be susceptible to capital punishment. A lot of states made capital punishment legal, but not all of them use it as freely as some states like Texas. The state of New Jersey supports capital punishment as a form, of corrections, but some of the offenders end up waiting for the day of their execution until the day they die....   [tags: Law] 987 words
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The Mitnick Case and the Sixth Amendment - The Kevin Mitnick case was a very interesting case from the late 1900’s. According to CNN, “Kevin David Mitnick -- the most wanted computer hacker in the world, the inspiration for two Hollywood movies and a cyberspace cult hero -- had been scheduled to stand trial April 20 in Los Angeles in one of the most celebrated computer-related cases in history” (Christensen, 1999). The big question in Mitnick’s case was does Mitnick really have a case....   [tags: Kevin Mitnick, Computer Hacker]
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Rehabilitation is More Effective than Imprisonment - The United States corrections system is a complicated system with many different ways of handling certain situations. There is not just one set criminal justice system that covers nationwide, each state is different but all follow the same set of laws and rules set forth by the United States Constitution. (Bureau Justice of Statistics, 2013). The state goes through many different sets of obligations before convicting a suspect. They are "punished" by many different ways once they are initially arrested....   [tags: Punishment V. Rehabilitation]
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Analysis of Seven Juvenile Court Cases - Children are the future of this country and this world. Children today are what the world is depending on to fix worldwide problems in the future. Youth today is what keeps the world spinning. The United States understands that kids are a huge part of the future by holding today’s youth to higher standards. What is the foundation for youth across the country. Not only are kids a vital part in the United States growth as a whole, kids also play a huge part in America’s criminal justice system. According to each state’s laws, children are considered adults at different ages throughout the country....   [tags: juvenile justice, juvenile courts, youth criminals]
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Maximizing Good or Minimizing Harm? - Mill's rule utilitarianism values nonmaleficence more than that of beneficence. Nonmaleficence is the duty to do no harm. Beneficene is the duty to good. Mill's believes that nonmaleficence maximizes pleasure to the most people thus making it primary to beneficene. In some situations nonmaleficence, which serves the sum, total of happiness is not for the greater good of the masses. “The creed which accepts as the foundation of morals, Utility, or the Greatest Happiness Principle, holds that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness (Mills, 1863 ch....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Rebound Drug Court Intern - Following the detention hearing, we have the adjudication hearing. A juvenile court judge decides whether or not there is proof beyond a reasonable doubt to label a youth:” delinquent.” Once we have gone thru those different courts stages, we are the disposition stage. The disposition stage is considered the sentencing stage for adults. During the disposition the judge decides whether to put student on probation or committed to the states. In the state of Georgia, any child from the age 0-16 goes through that process of the court every time they get into trouble....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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The War on Drugs - There are some that would argue that the war on drugs was blind justice. Others would say that the war on drugs is a war against the minority males. Then again, others would say the war on drugs is a war against women. This last argument, is not as often discussed as it is prevalent in the statistics researchers discover in studies on the war on drugs. Some of what many would view as the positive outcomes of a necessary policy, others would recognize as a distraction from the disparities and the biases lying beneath the surface....   [tags: Drug Abuse]
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criminal justice internship - Dallas County Adult Probation Denise Catherine Tobias 133 North Industrial Blvd Dr. Barrum Dallas, TX 75207 REPORT #7 Evaluation and Consolidation of Goals Your final report should be a complete report of your internship experiences under the title “How I Evaluate Myself as a Future Criminal Justice Worker,” and may not exceed five typed pages. Describe the extent to which the theoretical knowledge included your course work at the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University contributed to your field practice experience during your internship....   [tags: essays research papers] 1132 words
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Alternatives to Incarceration - Alternatives to Incarceration Ever since the first prison opened in the United States in 1790, incarceration has been the center of the nations criminal justice system. Over this 200 year period many creative alternatives to incarceration have been tried, and many at a much lower cost than imprisonment. It wasn’t until the late 1980’s when our criminal justice systems across the country began experiencing a problem with overcrowding of facilities. This problem forced lawmakers to develop new options for sentencing criminal offenders....   [tags: Prison Criminal Justice Papers] 872 words
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Lookin at the Law - Looking at the Law: Drug Courts With the Hon. Paul F. Chaiet The Drug Courts are new to the Monmouth county area but not new to the United States. The first Drug court was established in Miami, Florida in 1989. There is at least one Drug court in each of the 50 states. Camden, Essex, Passaic, Mercer and Union were the first five counties in the New Jersey to start the Drug courts in the states. The Hon. Paul Chaiet after being assistant persecutor for Monmouth County for 14 years, he was appointed the Judge of the Drug Court....   [tags: essays research papers] 544 words
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Conquering a Solid and Wide Prison Reform: Why should the public be informed? - Few, such as Webb, are courageous enough to describe the United States prison system as “flawed” in its approach for targeting, punishing and releasing individuals identified as criminals. Truthfully, our current prison system unfairly incarcerates people who do not belong in jail and does an inefficient job at protecting its citizens from violent criminals. It is crucial, then, to devise a way in which to tackle the issues of crime such as drug trafficking and nonviolent criminal behavior, while working towards minimizing violent crime and large-scale gang activity in order to fix the current prison system (Webb 1)....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Recidivism Rates of Paroled Domestic Violence Offenders - Domestic violence is a learned behavior and pattern which is often caused by an interaction of situational and individual factors. The offender may have learned violence by seeing someone else being abused often or they may have been victims themselves. Because domestic violence is also a pattern, most offenders are arrested on subsequent domestic violence charges within a year after the conclusion of their previos conviction. Most states provide pre and post release treatment programs to help paroled offenders convicted of domestic violence....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Monitoring Cases Within the Correctional System - What is the purpose of monitoring. Do you feel that it is effectively done within the correctional system. Why or why not. Monitoring cases is important because the worker wants to ensure he or she documents that cases have been properly monitored, so that the agency can be reimbursed for the time spent on those cases. The reason monitoring is highly emphasized is that careful monitoring of the client is more likely to result in the client receiving services the worker has requested. In this manner, the worker can ensure the services the client is receiving coincides with the client’s intended goals....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Gun Control Will Not Reduce Crime - Introduction The implementation of gun control in the United states is a large problem as it will take away the 2nd Amendment rights and would also stop the ability of law abiding citizens to protect themselves from criminals who obtain guns illegally. The right to bear arms is promised to citizens of the United States, and to put gun control into effect is to take away their Constitutional rights. Crime is very high in cities that have few gun control laws. However, the problem will not be solved by taking guns away from people who are registered and licensed to carry them....   [tags: Anti Gun Control Essays]
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Parental Responsibility Laws and Juvenile Justice - Some parental responsibility laws hold parents legally accountable for allowing their children to engage in conduct that would not be illegal if done by an adult, such as truancy or breaking curfew laws (Shubik & Kendall, p. 385)Truancy and curfew violations are considered “status crimes,” because they penalize conduct that is only illegal based on the status “age” of the person engaged in the conduct. The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the power of states to monitor school attendance. Courts have also upheld parental responsibility under curfew laws applied to minors, based on the vulnerability of children and the public interest in protecting their welfare (Shubik & Kendall, p....   [tags: Juvenile Justice System]
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Misunderstood Minds: ADHAD in College Students - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, generally known as ADHD can be described as having a nonstop conversation with yourself. Constant racing thoughts, changing from one thing to another, not needing coffee because you already have a buzzed. Instead of walking, you are running. Standing in line for one minute feels like five hours. Always on the go and never looking back because, it would cause you to slow down. Imagine that always happening and not being able to control any of it. Unfortunately, this effects two to eight percent of college students dealing with ADHD and it is the most common learning disability that receives accommodations at higher levels of education (Musso and Grouv...   [tags: learning differences, ]
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Substance Abuse Treatment and Proposition 36 - With California jails and prisons still struggling with finding a reform for non-violent drug offenders the states recidivism rates continue to reach unprecedented numbers. Between 1983 and 1998, drug admissions to state and federal prisons increased sixteen-fold, from over 10,000 drug admissions in 1983 to almost 167,000 new prison entries for drug offenses in 1998 (Worrall et al, 2009). This has been a direct result of our legal system incarcerating offenders who have substance abuse related issues instead of providing a way for treatment or rehabilitation outside of incarceration....   [tags: California Proposition 36]
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