The Criminal Justice System is a complex system that deals with not simply the perpetrators but also the victims. It helps shed light on what could be a life-altering situation for the victims. In some cases they provide clarity to the issues that the victims are left to face long after the crime has been committed and the perpetrator has been captured. I am interested in this system because it does not focus only on putting the perpetrators in prison but also on the...
Victimology is the scientific study of the physical, emotional, and financial harm people suffer from illegal activities. A common struggle Victimologists face is determining who the victim is. In general, crimes don 't have an “ideal victim”. The term ideal victims refer to someone who receives the most sympathy from society (Christie, 2016). An example of this would be a hardworking, honest man who on his way to work, had his wallet taken by force. Most people in society would have sympathy for him. He spent his life making an honest living to earn what he has and was a victim of a robbery. Victimologists study the interactions victims have with criminals, society, and the criminal justice system (Karmen, 2015). According to (Karmen, 2015)
Across the world, there are a great deal of people that are likely to become victims of offenses against themselves or their property. The criminal justice system is used to govern crimes and impose penalties on individuals that may violate laws. The criminal justice system is made up of different agencies that include: law enforcement, the courts, and corrections. Within this paper, I will discuss the roles of the prosecutor, the defense attorney, the criminal, and the victim and how victimization affects each role. Also, I will inform you about the goals of sentencing associated with each role. The goals of alternative sanctions will be discussed. I will also let u know what recommendations I have regarding victims’ rights.
Forensic nursing has not always been recognized although practiced by nurses every day. In reality, all nurses no matter the specialty have developed some investigative techniques. A forensic nurse is a nurse who deals with violence, sexual abuse victims, and abusers. “In 1995 forensic nursing gained specialty recognition by the American Nurses Association. It is an emerging global nursing specialty, with subspecialties that focus on nursing practice at the clinical legal interface of tending to victims and offender, living and deceased” (Kent-Wilkinson, 2010, p.425). Today there is a great potential for professional growth and promotion in the forensic field of nursing. With many pros and cons to this field of nursing, it is the nurse’s personal desire to pursue this career that would make this career rewarding.
Victimology is the scientific study of victimization and is an issue that affects millions of Americans each year. Anyone is at risk to be general target, but some people share similar traits and many criminologists seek to explain the facts that define the relationship between offender and the victim. This involves the study or investigation into the relationship type and level between the offenders and the victims of the crimes (Hagan, 2013). It works to create linkage between the criminal justice system and the victim to become a voice to advocate and secure justice for the victim. Most often violent crime is planned and executed by a person who is close to the victim. Victims are placed into four categories of victimization; The Victim
Victimology can be defined as the claim that a person or a group of people undergo problems, due to victimization. This could be any sort of crime or discrimination against race, sex, gender and even income. Since social media is a transparent source of voicing everybody’s opinion, victimology has become stronger over the past years. Everyone claims to be a victim of some element of society. For example, racial victimology has spiked up ever since the shooting incident of Fergusson, Missouri. Social media has exaggerated the extent of racism involved in this incident. There have been so many opinions and thoughts shared about this story, that it is impossible to access the real incident underneath all these layers. People have been sharing posts and articles about similar racial discrimination ever since, where white
Forensic investigations require skills of specially trained scientists, police, engineers, doctors and others. “These investigators observe all types of evidence, from weapons to bloodstains and from computers to bugs” (Erzinclioglu 5). The greater the evidence against a person, the greater the chance of conviction.
Hundreds across the nation watch forensic shows every day. From fictional shows similar to Criminal Minds and CSI, to nonfictional shows such as The First 48 and Forensic Files. However, these shows have something in common. Criminological programs continuously show how the crime happened, what it takes to crack the case, how investigators accumulate evidence, a...
Victimology is a scientific research and study with insights on the issues and patterns of victimization. These issues lead to inquiries regarding relationships of the parties, the vulnerabilities of the victim, and the attacker’s affect upon the victim and the other individuals that surrounded said victim. Understanding the relationships, the victim, the attacker, and the crime open up theories to patterns developed from such victimization. Moving through this process in preparing, equipping, and training for said crimes enhances
A victim is someone who has been harmed whether its physically, mentally, or emotionally, sometimes even all three. A victim is someone who has had a crime committed against them. Whether it’s something nonviolent like theft of identity or very violent like rape or murder. Victimization doesn’t always stop after the crime has been solved and the offender has been punished. The mentality of a victim can drastically change for the rest of their lives. Whether it’s being scared to walk alone or waking up screaming in the night due to Post Traumatic Stress disorder. In order to help monitor crime we do have the National Crime Victimization Survey or NCVS. Which is information and statistics reported annually based on a sample. It shows characteristics of crimes, the frequencies of crimes, consequences of victimization, whether the crime was reported to the police or not, and the victims experience with the justice system. The report also shows victims
I wanted to look at the investigative and criminal procedures following the arrest of an alleged criminal and the powerful effects via testimonies and evidence (or lack thereof) it can have on a case.There is an importance of the courts in regards to crime that can’t be over looked. The primary function of the criminal justice system is to uphold the established laws, which define what we understand as deviant in this society.
Generally, the study of crime mainly focused on the offender until quite recently. In fact, Shapland et al (1985) described the victim as ‘the forgotten man’ of the criminal justice system and ‘the non-person in the eyes of the professional participants’. A new perspective was brought with victimology, an expanding sub-discipline of crimin...