• Police And Abuse Justice System
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    POLICE AND ABUSE CRIMINAL LAW LISA NOLAN THERESA HEMP COCK 7 JUNE 2005 POLICE AND ABUSE When discussing police efforts and juvenile delinquency one can only imagine the difficulty officers encounter while performing their primary duty which is to protect the public. But how can or does one (officer) efficiently protect the community while preserving the rights of the juvenile criminals as well. We as a public have become more and more aware everyday of how hard it is for the police to work effec...
  • Aboriginal Self Government And The Canadian Justice System
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    Through the many inquires which have been made over the past decades in to the Canadian justice system (Brizinski, 1993, 395) it has over and over again been stated that the present justice system has and is failing Aboriginal people. It is not suited for their cultural needs and does nothing to rehabilitate offenders but rather does the offender more harm then good. It does not address the underlying conditions causing criminal behavior or in assessing what specific needs must be addressed to r...
  • Do Prisons Rehabilitate Custodial Sentence
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    Do Prisons Rehabilitate? In this essay, I shall be focusing on the whether or Prisons rehabilitate offenders. I will do this by focusing mainly on the Prison Service in England & Wales, the reason for this, being that the data and statistics for England & Wales are easier to obtain than that of other countries. The main information I will be referring to will be the rates of conviction, types of imprisonment, types of non-custodial sentences. Also I will explore some of the current methods of of...
  • Committing Crime Punishment Theory Deterrence
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    There are four main theories of punishment; retribution, deterrence, incapacitation and rehabilitation. The retributive theory looks back to the crime and punishes because of the crime. The remaining three all look forward to the consequences of punishment and thereby hope to achieve a reduction in crime. They are therefore often termed consequential ist or utilitarian theories. The boundaries between these theories are far from clear, containing sub-categories, many of which are perceived quit...
  • Increasing Problem Of Child Molestation
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    In July 1994, Jesse Timmendequas, 35, confessed to strangling, and raping seven year old Megan Kanka, his neighbor in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. He had pleaded guilty twice before to sexually assaulting small children. In 1981 a judge had labeled him a compulsive, repetitive sexual offender. (Glaberson A 1 1996). The killing of Megan generated enormous public outrage. New Jersey legislature responded by proposing Megan s Law; a series of statues aimed at protecting the community from sex off...