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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rehabilitation - ... Worrall reached similar conclusions, stating that while much of the research into the effectiveness of drug courts has suffered from design limitations, they have shown reductions in recidivism (Worrall 168). Reentry programs try and take a fresh look at sending prisoners back into society after revamped educational and counseling programs (Walker 363). Unfortunately there is not a lot of evidence that these programs reduce recidivism rates (Walker 363) Walker concludes that the evidence is inconclusive, programs are in their early stages, and more research is necessary due to the current crisis of so many prisoners being released (Walker 363)....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drug Courts, Probation] 847 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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Federal Law Enforcement Careers - ... The application consists of many papers that require the applicant’s signature for consent of criminal, employment, and education background checks. All papers must be filled out completely, neatly, and turned in with your transcripts of educations. The applicant for a probation officer must be able to pass a drug test, a physical exam, and a psychological test. If an applicant’s wants to have a better chance of being a possible candidate they need to have prior qualifications. In the State of Texas, they require an applicant for a probation officer to have at least sixty college credits, or an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or human services....   [tags: Law Enforcement] 1500 words
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Recruiting in Federal and State Law Enforcement Agencies - ... In order for the applicant to get the hiring process started, they must first retrieve an application from a county government facility. The application consists of many papers that require the applicant’s signature for consent of criminal, employment, and education background checks. All papers must be filled out completely, neatly, and turned in with your transcripts of education. The applicant must be able to pass a drug test, a physical exam, and a psychological test. If an applicant wants to have a better chance of being a possible candidate, they need to have prior qualifications....   [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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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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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; resulting in the youth outgrowing delinquency....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 1357 words
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Rebound Drug Court Intern - ... I was given the opportunity to work in a government organization such as sit in on court cases and get “hands-on” experience such as working my own caseload. Some of my tasks were to provide the Court with assistance in handling daily tasks as well as handling probation cases thus providing benefits that serve both the Court and the Intern. DeKalb County Juvenile Courts currently has 36 probation officers. 25 of those probation officers work within the probation office and the other 11 works in the Intake office....   [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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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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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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Corrections :Retribution or Rehabilitation - You Decide - ... When we ask the question, why was the crime committed, we come to certain conclusions and with those conclusions we try to find solutions. Is the person addicted to drugs. Yes, what types of treatment programs have the highest rate of success. Short term, long term, long term followed by short term monitoring then followed by support. What type of education does the addict have. Has he or she completed high school. Yes, does he or she have a skill that is marketable. Yes, we can help him put together a resume and he or she applies for work....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Federal Pretrail Services - ... It is the Chief Pretrial Services Officer’s responsibility to ensure policy compliance and policy implementation is conducted by Pretrial Service Officers. United States Pretrial Services United States District Courthouse 940 Front Street Box 5196 San Diego, California 92101 To: Chief Pretrial Services Officer, United States District Court, Southern District of California -San Diego From: United States Administrative Office (USAO) Re: General Order #456 Amending Court Ordered Defendant Treatment Services EXECUTIVE SUMMARY United States Pretrial Services is part of a federal law enforcement division that serves the United States Federal Courts....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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education - Many people think that they are not college material when struggling the first couple of years. Not being able to set their goals and know what they want to be could be very frustrating for them. College helps you figure out who you really are and who you want to be. Not all college students will know exactly what they want to study after high school, not all college students will know during college. By exploring different classes and careers you will find out what makes you happy. Happiness varies from person to person....   [tags: essays research papers] 791 words
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Jails and Prisons Comparison - ... Probation is a prison sentence that is suspended on the condition that the offender follow certain prescribed rules and commit no further crime (Seiter, 2008). Parole is similar to probation except that it is after a period of incarceration, which involved determinate and indeterminate sentencing (Seiter, 2008). The other types of prison sentencing include mandatory minimums, three-strike laws, and truth-in-sentencing (Wilson, 2001). The only difference is that a parole board allows convicts to serve the remainder of their term in society under supervision and strict limitations (Wilson, 2001)....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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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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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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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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Juvenile Justice System - The juvenile justice system is a foundation in society that is granted certain powers and responsibilities. It faces several different tasks, among the most important is maintaining order and preserving constitutional rights. When a juvenile is arrested and charged with committing a crime there are many different factors that will come in to play during the course of his arrest, trial, conviction, sentencing, and rehabilitation process. This paper examines the Juvenile Justice System’s court process in the State of New Jersey and the State of California....   [tags: Legal System Court Law] 1696 words
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Halfway Houses - If I were to tell you that a group of federal inmates guilty of a variety of crimes that included, embezzlement, drug manufacturing, child pornography, and murder were in your community, the average person would want to know where those criminals were located and shut that location down. In many cities across the United States, there are facilities that house these convicted inmates. The facilities are called halfway houses, and they were created to help an inmate that is released from prison transition into a community under supervision....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 1041 words
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Maximizing Good or Minimizing Harm? - ... The population of students on academic probation was on the rise, something had to change the trend. When contemplating and meeting about how to procure the situation we heard all points of view. The students voiced that the proposed limitation was an infringement on their rights or happiness. The limitation included suspension of extra-curricular activities and a fee enforced curfew. Students on academic probation were unhappy because it limits the amount of social time that was received. When the council further examined which decision is going to be the right one we decided the general rule of minimizing pain for the largest population was not applicable to this situation....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Rebound Drug Court Intern - ... I believe attending Kennesaw has taught me the best way to handle my time. I felt my supervisor realize that I am a responsible person and decided to give me an office to work in, instead of the cubicle I was in the first place. I believe I received this incentive because of the work I have done. I also learned all the terms that are needed to work in my field. My final objective that I reach was that I was given the opportunity to present my own case to the judge. I believe that the biggest challenge for any intern....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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The War on Drugs - ... For these women who are marked as deviant and fall to the level of street crimes such as drugs, the government decreases their rights as individuals and focuses on the life of the fetus. Since the Johnson v. State case from 1991, the legislators have been looking to use the current statutes to penalize these unfit mothers (Hirschenbaum, 2000). Johnson v. State and other cases disregard the rehabilitative needs of the mothers that would hopefully train them to be fit mothers, and punishes them by removing them from their babies (Johnson v....   [tags: Drug Abuse]
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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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Juevenile Delinquency - The Criminology of the Juvenile Mind Criminology is defined as the scientific study of the nature, extent, cause and control of criminal behavior. Due to the non-ending threat of crime, violence and even terror threats, criminology has gained in popularity as an academic field of study. Criminology is the scientific approach to studying criminal behavior. {Larry Siegel, Criminology Theories, patterns & Typologies, 2004.} In studying criminal behavior scientist have categorized the period between childhood and adulthood as adolescents....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Juvenile Justice - Juvenile Justice The Juvenile Justice System as it typically functions in America's thousands of jurisdictions is the subject that will be covered. The Juvenile Justice System is defined as that "sociolegal process having responsibility and authority for public reaction to current juvenile delinquency and deterrence of future juvenile delinquency, including within that process the public and private agents, agencies, laws, rules, and policies having to do with juvenile delinquency"(Weiner, 1987, p.12)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Alternatives to Incarceration - In 1996, Anderson and Dyson published a study to investigate boot camp success and offender risk assessment for CRIPP (Court Regimented Intensive Probation Program) participants. This study was conducted on 1225 male boot camp graduates. Logistic regression was used to determine which participants were more likely to reoffend after boot camp. Independent variables were recoded for the logistical regression model analysis used in this study. The effect of a prior felony conviction increases the probability of failure by a significant 27%....   [tags: Sociology] 1994 words
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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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Recidivism Rates of Paroled Domestic Violence Offenders - ... Domestic violence offenders that do not complete the treatment programs characteristically recidivate within six month. Contributing Factors and Impact Although domestic violence is a significant societal problem, which continues to receive public and private sector attention, intervention and treatment programs have proven inconsistent in their success. Statistics by various organization show that many offenders continue to abuse their victims. Approximately 32% of battered women are victimized again, 47% of men who abuse their wives do so at least three times per year (MCFBW)....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Motivating High-Risk Youth - ... Not all youth who participate in programs will automatically achieve social responsibility however, some youth who do well in a program and get recognition for doing a great job or complete a course in school may want to strive for more success and they learn that they can achieve greater things in life. In addition, youth who participate in community work service programs start out as being sentenced to community hours as a punishment but they have to complete the hours at a location that will allow the youth to give back to their community....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Conquering a Solid and Wide Prison Reform: Why should the public be informed? - ... However, recent data has shown that offenders are also being incarcerated because they infringe their probation or parole terms (Austin 5). Of these parole violators, about one half were admitted to prison after being revoked for one or more technical violations while the others were the result of a new felony conviction (Austin 5). In 1996, data showed that the length of stay for first released prisoners was approximately 25 months. However, when one takes into account the time spent on parole supervision, the average prisoner spent over five years under some form of imprisonment or parole supervision (Austin 6)....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Limiting Sexual Deviance by Castration - ... Another legal implication that needs to be taken into account is that there would be unequal treatment of sex offenders in the event a convicted sex offender is female (Scott, &Holmberg, 2003). Chemical castration does not have the same effect on females as it does for males. Pharmacotherapy in females’ leads to a decline in libido less than five percent of the time it is used (Scott, &Holmberg, 2003). Females do not have the option of surgical castration because it is only the adrenal glands on the kidneys that produce testosterone in women (Harrison, 2008)....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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Monitoring Cases Within the Correctional System - ... This allows an officer to use a handheld receiver to verify the individual’s presence at the location where they are supposed to be (Peak, 2010). The passive electronic monitoring type “involves the use of programmed contact devices that contact the offender periodically to verify his or her presence” (Peak, 2010, p. 321). These systems vary and may use voice verification of satellite technology. In 2000, there were more than 30,000 criminal offenders living in U.S. communities that were being monitored by electronic surveillance equipment....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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There were twenty or more pre-trials or trials that day. The speed in which they were handled was surprisingly - On Thursday November 17th, 2005 we attempted to go and see a trial at the Oakland County Circuit Court. An attorney friend advised us to go to the Macomb Circuit Court that Thursday, but due to a scheduling conflict we chose to go the Oakland County Court. We were also advised to go around 1:00 p.m. because the court would commence again after lunch. We arrived to the court at 12:45 and after passing through security we quickly went to the fifth floor courtrooms to find a trial....   [tags: Papers] 883 words
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The Need for Tougher Prisons - The Need for Tougher Prisons   The purpose of the prison system was meant to be a deterrent to crime, as a preventative measure and to those who have already committed crimes, it is supposed to keep them from coming back. Obviously this did not work, today there are overcrowded jails and courts that look to any other way to punish a criminal besides jail time. The other options do not work either, they have not reduced the prison population nor have they created a sort of fear of being punished that a tougher system might do(Faugeron 5)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics Crime]
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Prisons Don't Work - Prisons Don’t Work Right now in the United States of America murderers, rapists, and child molesters are being set free. Prisoners are watching T.V., eating a meal, and using exercise equipment while law abiding citizens are starving and living in the gutters. Prisoners even have their own periodical. Dangerous criminals are walking the streets and crime is a way of life to many Americans. In America, crime does pay because our nations prison system is not working. The nations prison system must be changed because of major problems with the system such as overcrowding and the fact that early release programs do not work....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics Jail America]
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Juvenile Crime - Juvenile Crime Introduction Every year, millions of juveniles are involved in criminal activities. According to statistics, as of 1999, the arrest rate for juvenile crime has dropped from its peak in the mid-1990’s. Statistics about juvenile crime have shown a steady increase of juvenile arrests from 1987 to 1994. Although overall crime rates have decreased since 1994, they are still above what they were in 1980. The following paragraphs and charts show the crime rates of specific crimes committed by juveniles....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Juvenile Justice - The problem of dealing with juvenile justice has plagued are country for years, since the establishment of the first juvenile court in 1899. Prior to that development, delinquent juveniles had to be processed through the adult justic3e system which gave much harsher penalties. By 1945, separate juvenile courts existed in every single state. Similar to the adult system, all through most of the 20th century, the juvenile justice system was based upon a medical/rehabilitative representation. The new challenges of the juvenile court were to examine, analyze, and recommend treatment for offenders, not to deliver judgment fault or fix responsibility....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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