Stopping Violence & Ill-Treatment of Prisoners in America
What will it take for America to wake up and stop the violence in this world and stop the ill-treatment of prisoners in a world where their voice is not heard or even acknowledge? The prison system was created in 1790 and Pennsylvania was the first state to have confinement for convicted criminals. And after 1790, criminals who were sentenced to hard labor were moved into isolated cells. (Woodham, 2008). Today there must be a voice for some that do…...
Violence is a Common Problem Among Adolescents in the United States
Most people would not think two major institutions such as public health and criminal justice are two bodies that would coincide but also have an effect on each other. Although they have their differences, they have more in common than what we would gather by common knowledge and now more than ever need to be implemented in our criminal justice system as a solution and preventative strategy to not just helping prior criminals that have been through the system but…...
The Injustice of Justice in Relation to Race and Class
One topic that Stevenson highlights in his novel is the injustices and flaws within the American criminal justice system, predominantly by demonstrating how there are serious concerns about race and class. The main area through which he can do this is by demonstrating how the entire situation surrounding Walter is unfair, and that the majority of the basis as to why he is even being accused in the first place is due to his race. He states, at one point,…...
My initial response after viewing the 13th documentary was one of disappointment and concern. The 13th amendment was created with a clause that stated that it is unconstitutional for someone to be enslaved unless they were convicted of a crime and are now a criminal. Putting that kind of clause inside of the structure allows the amendment to be used as a tool for whatever purpose whoever chooses to use it for. Some ways white society benefited from the criminalization…...
Reforming Mandatory Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Offenders with Drug Courts
There are many aspects of our criminal justice system that need reforming whether it be our court system or our correction facilities, there is always room for improvement. One specific area that should be a concern of the people in our country is the use of mandatory sentences for nonviolent drug crimes. Throughout past presidencies, the war on drugs has grown and the need to punish major drug crimes has become a big part of political agendas. To battle drug…...
The Three Strikes Law
For the following BAD Key Assignment Draft, I will be discussing my thoughts on the three strikes laws, requirements, and the Ewing v. California case as it pertains to the three strikes law. Next, a few thoughts on how the public feels about crimes, both violent and non-violent, mandatory sentencing, and the discretion that prosecutors have during the sentencing process, will be discussed in detail. Following will be my thoughts regarding the scenario for reelection and how it pertains to…...
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