Is the execution of innocent a necessary price to pay for the security of society? ﻢ Does the importance of capital punishment excuse its cost and the diversion of lacking resources from efforts to fight crime... ... middle of paper ... ...use we sentenced innocent people to death. The death sentence is irreversible. There are a lot of flaws in the system when it comes tot California’s death penalty. Also, as new DNA analyzing technology becomes available, it’s frightening to see the numbers of crimes overturned.
To make matters worse, when prisoners are being abused by staff members, they face grave consequences and retaliation. Many inmates are nonviolent offenders and most are suffering from drug addiction, mental illness or crushing poverty. Prison rape should not be an unpreventable feature of incarceration. There are many problems that have arisen because of the prison rape crisis in America. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, “prison and jail administrators reported 8,763 cases of alleged sexual abuse of inmates 2011, representing an increase of 4 percent from the 8,404 that were reported in 2010 and an 11 percent jump from the 7,855 reported in 2009.” Accusations of rape and sexual assault concerning inmates are steadily rising, and correctional officer... ... middle of paper ... ...g amongst the prisons in the United States, so are health issues.
The American Criminal Justice System is one of the most dysfunctional systems in the world. One of the major issues they have with the system now is Women in the Criminal Justice System. Women are starting to get convicted more for former male-dominated crimes. According to sentencingproject.org, “the number of women incarcerated in a prison has doubled that of men since 1985. Women in prison face unique issues that men do not, and the increasing number of incarcerated women creates issues of medical and prenatal care for pregnant inmates for which legislators must somehow plan and make provision”.
Humans, as a genus, are known for their mistakes. However, in the circumstance of the death penalty, oversight becomes too precarious. The innocent souls that have been taken with the sanction from our government should be enough to eradicate capital p... ... middle of paper ... ...the conterversal gravity of capital punishment is one of the most questionable issue within the united states. The punishment for murder is growing smaller and smaller. A judge can sentence a man to life within prison, and the same man most like will be in jail for fifiteen years max.
Many officials believes that capital punishment not only prevent s the offender from committing additional crimes but deters others as well. The research of Franklin E. Zimring and Gordon J. Hawkins demonstrated that punishment is an effective deterrent for those who are criminally inclined. Another research has been to examine murder rates in given areas both before and after an execution. Clear and cole(2000) have examined more than 200 studies evaluating the effectiveness of the death penalty in deterring crime. A recent study found that a significant deterrent effect is associated with the increased use of capital punishment since 1977 ( Dezhbakhsh, Rubin and Shepherd, 2001).
In fact, one of the most leading violence in the prison setting is sexual victimization. It involves different behaviors from sexually abusive contact to nonconsensual sexual assault. These assaults present bigger issues within the prison such as being exposed to sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, causing the inmate to retaliate, depression and suicidal gestures. (Wolf, N, 2006) In 2011, a random sample of not less than 10% of all federal, state prisons, county prisons, and municipal prisons in America was drawn. At the end of the annual sample, 8,763 allegations of sexual victimization were reported by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
In the 1970s and 1980s, a massive amount of inmates began fillin up the United States prison systems. This huge rate of growth in this short amount of time, has greatly contributed to the prison overcrowding that the United States faces today. In fact, the prisons are still filled to the seams. This enormous flood of inmates has made it practically impossible for prison officials to keep up with their facilities and supervise their inmates. One of the main reasons why many prisons have become overcrowded is because of states’ harsh criminal laws and parole practices (Cohen).
For the past thirty years, the prison population has increased substantially. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has documented that its population has increased 60 percent since the year 2000. Increases in inmate population are causing many prisons throughout the United States to operate over maximum capacity. Several jails throughout the United States have experienced protests due to overcrowding conditions. Many theories argue the reason of overcrowding and possible solutions.
The death penalty is a very controversial subject. I think that we should use the death penalty instead of placing murderers, rapists, and people who commit treason in prison or letting them out on parol. People that commit the most heinous of crimes should receive the most heinous of consequences. Isn't that just the most fair way to deal with those offenders of the law? From 1930, the first year of which statistics are readily available from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, to 1967, 3,859 people were executed under civil jurisdiction in the United States.
Furthermore, violence between intimate partners causes U.S. women to collectively lose about $727 million in wages from about 8 million days missed of work (“Facts about Violence”). While violence in w... ... middle of paper ... ... October 10). Against his will: Female-on-male rape. CNN. Retrieved April 29, 2014, from http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/09/living/chris-brown-female-on-male-rape/ Male Survivors - Rape and Sexual Abuse Survivors Message Board and Chat Room.