Therefore they just don’t care about it. Also, some Americans may say that they don’t care about what could happen to the inmates due to repercussions of overcrowding, because it’s their own fault. In order to cure this growing problem people have to start caring about what’s going on, even if it’s to people who might deserve it. The problem is that the people who are being incarcerated don’t need to be incarcerated. Instead of trying to do what is best for the offenders and help them we are just throwing them in prisons for so many years and hoping it will help.
Therefore, private prisons are not a feasible to the issue of mass incarceration; however, it does obstruct the reformation of mass incarceration by reinforcing the very same principles of the already faulty criminal justice system’s ideologies. Background/Literature Review The criminal justice system is always criticized for a range of issues concerning the injustices that has taken place throughout history and even today. Many political leaders and social activists have sought to reform the criminal justice system; however, some have realized that there are systematic barriers that inhibit reformation. Political ... ... middle of paper ... ...ntention that The New Jim Crow explores the implication of mass incarceration well due to the fact it illustrates how private prisons are not the answer to the criminal justice (Alexander, 2010). We have to mobilize in the fight to end the injustices that our people face in the United States criminal justice system.
An income gap is sufficiently killing the American economy and the Government should step in to help fix this issue. Poverty and the unequal distribution of wealth is a major issue that is killing our everlasting country. American citizens are extensively suffering due to the unequal distribution of wealth and is causing no impact on the top 1% of wealthy individuals. The extreme gap between the amount of income the 1% makes and the 99% of Americans make is sufficiently causing the middle class to disappear rapidly. “The fact that tens of millions of workers will still be trapped in low-wage hell while a sliver of Americans live better than the kings of old will seem like a minor detail.” (David Callahan) Hard working individuals are treated unequally in retrospect to the little amount of income they receive compared to the 1% community and the limited amount of work they need to complete to be considered the 1%.
In this world we live in many feel that prisons exist to punish, not counsel, offenders. That may be true that Prisons exist for punishment, but they also have an important contribution to make to reducing re-offending by engaging prisoners in rehabilitation programs and purposeful work. Society is flawed in its thinking that by putting criminals in a place away from society we would be better off. To make it worse I am sure that more that 60 percent of Americans are against social reform because they have made up their mind that once a crook, always a crook. This is flawed mainly because it seems to assume that showing people that what they've done is wrong will always accomplish something, that punishing those who commit crimes will deter others from following the same pattern.
Innocent lives have been wasted in prison because the case wasn’t thoroughly investigated; because the defendant wasn’t able to afford a competent legal representation; because the wisest and most experienced judges weren’t the ones making the decisions. This, coupled with the fact that society can never be free from racial prejudice and bias, makes correctly judging a capital punishment case extremely difficult. The reckless and irrational side of capital punishment is exposed through this article, presenting an inevitable flaw of the system. This allows the readers to realize that even though our judicial system appears to be just and free of bias, discrimination against minority groups still persists. This unfair favoritism towards majority groups has to be considered when forming viewpoints on capital punishment.
Would those good people put in that bad, evil place—would their goodness triumph?" The Stanford Prison Experiment is frequently cited as a prime example of unethical research. The experiment could not be replicated by researchers today because it fails to meet the standards established by numerous codes of ethics issued by the American Psychological Association (APA.) Zimbardo acknowledges the ethical problems with the study by suggesting that "although we ended the study a week earlier than planned, we did not end it soon enough." The ethics surrounding the Stanford Prison Experiment could be deemed unsatisfactory, especially if held to the standards of today’s APA, even though a review board in 1973 failed to see any violations.
White collar criminals seem to continue to engage in the criminal practices because there is no set standard in the penalties given to those that are caught. A look into the public’s perception on whether the penalties given is harsh enough for white collar criminals since most types of crimes have a set of standard penalties for those convicted. A standard set of penalties needs to be looked at for white collar crimes to help in eliminating the criminal behavior and saving society billions of dollars a year. Perception of Penalties White collar crime is viewed as non-violent and treated differently than other types of crimes; some that are even violent in nature. In general, personal and public perception can vary from one individual to another.
Was this a man that wanted to go back to prison or did he just not learn anything from his fifteen year sentence the first time? Either way it demonstrates a clear flaw in the prison system we have today. Currently in our prison system there is an overabundance of punishment and a lack of rehabilitation and improvement for prisoners. To many, this may sound entirely wrong due to the circumstance that prison was constructed as a place for punishment and a place to teach these wrongdoers a lesson. But, the fact of the matter is that from recent studies the punishment system is not helping our society which results in failure in the system.
Once a person of color is arrested, they are not granted useful legal representation. My short time at Bond court proves that these defendants receive higher bonds due to lack of knowledge. They are mistreated by the government and not given fair representatives to fight the criminal charges against them. All people commit crimes, but it is unjust to prey on people of color and this was evident during my experience at Bond court. The criminal justice system needs to stop targeting people of color and that should start at arrests to sentencing, results in the disproportionate sentencing and imprisonment of people of color.
Also so that it can help keep the crime rates down and hopefully continue to decrease over the years. Opponents believe that the capital punishment laws are unnecessary and should not stay in place. They dislike spending millions of dollars a year to execute their own citizens. Hence, opponents find it a disgrace when citizens of other countries come view the executions of Americans because it shows that Americans do not value human life enough or are moral. It’s also a shame that there are many innocent inmates on death row that are forced to plead guilty or wait for their death sentence.