The treatment and service provided should lead to a change in the behaviour of the offender allowing them to continue a crime free life after their release. A positive factor of rehabilitation is the lower re-offending rate, compared to incarceration without rehabilitation. Therefore, rehabilitation will be more likely to deter future misconduct since it provides the offenders with other alternatives to crime and further might help them change their attitudes and behaviours allowing them to reintegrate better into society. However a negative factor of rehabilitation could be the costs of implementing rehabilitation programs within the correctional institutions. Many institutions can not afford to offer these programs (Allen, et al., 2015).
Studies show that treatment and crime prevention programs are more effective than incarceration. It is believed that the government is not willing to fix the main reasons why people commit crime, however instead, the government is constantly funding for prison construction which is extremely costly. Crime is defined as an illegal act that violates the law and is punishable upon conviction. (Criminal Justice and Legal Access Police Division). Any person who has been declared guilty of crime must be punished, as these punishments such as incarceration, costly fines or in some instances both.
Why shorter sentence is better than longer sentence? One of the reasons can be related to mon... ... middle of paper ... ...his family with so long time. In conclusion,although the long sentence can reflect the intention of punishing criminals, we have four reasons to reject long sentence. Paying attention to the intention of criming, wasting ability of building up our country, wasting money of tax payer and destroying humanity prove it strongly. Reasons mentioned above let us know the bad impacts to their family and development of the society.At the meantime we figure out some other ways to replace long sentence,which can benefit the world and achieve the situation of win-win.
Retribution is a method to punish that stresses vengeance or payback for the crime as the suitable goal. Incapacitation is a method to punish that seeks to defend society from criminals by imprisoning or executing them. Finally, rehabilitation is an approach to punish that tries to reform criminals as part of their penalty. Positive deviance discusses to actions well-thought-out deviant inside a given situation, but which are later reinterpreted as suitable. And this can result in a change of the social norms in a culture for the better.
This is because death is so much more feared than the mere restrictions on one's... ... middle of paper ... ...s and criminals are not dealt with fairly? Capital punishment is justified because there won’t be worries about the state paying for criminals’ lifetime in jail, it will provide retribution and condemnation, and crime and murder rates will decrease. Using capital punishment prevents many unnecessary deaths and crimes. If we no longer use it deaths and crimes will increase, due to the fact that the consequences are not severe enough to make the criminal think before they act. Capital punishment is justified!
It is important that the public feels safe, and that isn’t always the case when criminals are let out much sooner than what they should be, the public has the fear of being a victim of a re-offender or first time offender. Yet, you still need to look at the other side, where it is thought that we should not be getting any tougher on crime. There are also alternatives, such as getting smart of crime, or creating a tent city such as Sherriff Joe Arpaio has done. “Punitive sentencing appears to meaningfully reduce crime and re-imprisonment rates for sever offences” (Shaw, 2011). If we increase sentences it will prevent crime because people do not want to spend so much of their life behind bars.
In medieval times the methods used to kill people were inhumane and often times cruel. In modern times the methods to kill people are much more humane. The death penalty has been used less and less often and even outlawed in some states. The death penalty should be used more often and for more crimes. If the death penalty was used more often there would be a deterrence for future crimes, it is more cost effective, and it would make our nation better.
First it can serve as a tool for punishing the offender. This involves making the offender pay for his/her crime while serving time in a correctional facility. On the other hand it can serve as a place to rehabilitate the offender as preparation to be successful as they renter society. The U.S correctional system is a quite controversial subject that leads to questions such as how does our correctional system punish offenders? How does our correctional system rehabilitate offenders?
Capital punishment has been the “ultimate” price to pay for criminals over hundred of years. This form of punishment was designed to keep criminals off our streets and to scare people from committing heinous crimes, like murder. Without capital punishment, our society would seem as if it supported the act of murder. Showing that you will lose your life, if you choose to take the life of another, proves how seriously these crimes are taken by society. There are arguments for capital punishment, and there are arguments against it, but what is the best argument for/against having capital punishment?
Feinburg (1994, cited in: Easton, 2012: 4) says that punishment is “a symbolic way of getting back at the criminal, of expressing a kind of vindictive resentment”. When punishing an offender there are two key principles that determine the kind of punishment. These are the Retributivism response and the Reductivist response. The first principle, Retributivism, focuses on punishing the offence using 'denunciation' where they denounce the crime that has been committed so society knows they have done wrong, and it also uses 'just deserts' where the equity 'eye for an eye' is the main idea. The second principle, Reductivism, believes that deterrence, incapacitation and rehabilitation is the best strategy to use to punish, its aim is to reduce crime and use punishment to serve a purpose.