Wrongful convictions do not just harm the innocent alleged criminal. The harm is also brought upon the innocent individuals family, the guilty person was allowed to go free and, potentially, commit further crimes, the victim’s family, and the system itself. This is in itself a controversial subject; many people would agree that the criminal justice system aids in keeping criminals off the streets, however, many other people would agree that the criminal justice system is not just in itself. The criminal justice system is seen as a discriminant, sexist, racist, biased, cruel and an unjust system. Let us first understand what justice truly means.
Yes, general deterrence may use certain individuals as an example for society, but if the punishment for that certain individual is strict enough and is able to deter others from society from committing crime it is doing its job. “General deterrence are actions to persuade others from committing criminal acts” (Couture, 2014, p.128). I feel more people are being deterred from crime by general deterrence rather than specific deterrence. Also as sanctions take place, incarceration would be best for general deterrence. Incarceration in jail or prison should deter society from committing crimes by people in society not wanting to be incarcerated.
A deterrence theory underlies in criminal laws and justice system to restrain from crimes. Corresponding to the definition, a deterrence theory itself simply means more strict and definite punishments will decrease the rate of crimes, including violent crimes, robbery, burglary, and even drunk driving and possessing drugs. The major goal for deterrence is to make people to avoid committing crimes because they do not want to approach unpleasant experiences and to reinforce people’s behaviors by strengthening the laws and justice system. However, the actual practices of this theory are not as simple as it looks. Walker pointed out few basic assumptions which are related to deterrence theory that may not work at the real world.
(Crime control model) This paper will compare and contrast the role that the due process and crime control models have on shaping criminal procedure policy. Some of the differences between the due process model and the crime control model are in the due process model people that are arrested are perceived to be innocent until proven in a court of law. The crime control model believes that the people that are arrested are guilty and need to be punished by the government. Another difference with both models is the due process model believes that policing within the criminal justice system is essential to maintaining justice within society. The crime control model believes that the arresting of people in the criminal justice system has a negative effect and slows down the process of the criminal justice system.
The limits of government power, duties, and also rights of individuals which is the Constitutional Law. Because they don’t they do criminal procedure the series of orderly steps and actions that are need to be taken whether a person accused on the legal rules and principles. They process criminals by going through the Bill of Rights. This was not always like this it took the publication of Crime, Justice and Correction by Paul W.T appan for the Supreme to take action more strict in the criminal justice on how the law enforcement handle crimes. This affects the civil freedoms of Americans because we go by two models, the Due process model and crime control crime
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Deterrence is a very effective method in achieving the goals of criminal sentencing. If society knows its punishment for a crime, this may be the entire deterrent necessary to prevent a crime from happening. However, if the crime is still committed then society must do what is required to deter the next possible criminal from performing the criminal act. This could be a vital step in the ongoing battle between the good guys and the bad guys. The term retribution can be used in several senses.
(Crawford and Evans, 2002) Although we may see this as an effective technique many have concerns with it. This theory of crime prevention also appears to ignore the individual themselves and put blame on the victim, this theory focuses on the environment and how our society causes criminals to commit crimes rather than blaming it on the offender themselves, as it focuses so solely on the opportunities available for the offender. This also includes the victim, how the victim provides opportunities such as not having double locks on the door, it hints at the idea that the victim has provided the opportunity for the offender, taking the blame from the offender to the
Utilitarianism, on one hand, holds that the morality of actions is dependent upon whether or not they bring about good consequences. Criminal punishment, whether it be through incarceration, deterrence, of rehabilitation, seeks to prevent future crime, thereby benefitting the greater good. Deontology, however, has some objections to these justifications. If the punishment does not prevent future crime, then by deontological standards, we are only inflicting harm towards a person without the benefit of the greater good. Also, punishing people is equivalent to using them as a means and not an end, a violation of human dignity.
Therefore, they cannot be permitted to entrapment for a legal defense because they themselves initiated the causal change of guilt. The cause was not initiated by the police; instead, the police were simply able to deduce from certain circumstances that a crime was taking place and an arrest was inevitable. Gerald Dworkin is one of the leading philosophers on entrapment law and points to the fact most arrests are left up to normal citizens to report laws are being broken. Police, therefore, act as reactive enforcement—dependent upon what the citizens report to the police. There are few opportunities to give the police increased agency in actively pursuing criminals.