Justice Is Blind Case Study

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In today 's society it is safe to presume that the criminal justice system is doing it 's best to combine various amounts of theories to prevent and solve crime. The criminal justice system is supposedly blind, allowing everyone to be treated equally. However, records show years and countless evidence of how class, race, and gender play a negative role in our criminal justice system. Making the idea of ' 'justice is blind ' ' seem little more than a fictitious ideology. Just what would happen if police officers were focused on numbers instead of the community? Quotas was created in order for a precinct to acquirer more income, but the manner it is done causes negative response and is targeted to a specific demographic who fit a certain group …show more content…
Officers were urged to give out tickets in order to increase revenue for the city. Promotions were handed based on the amount of summons issued in a certain amount of time, and those who did not conform to the new norms were constantly asked why they were not doing their job. As mentioned in the report the goal of these tactics were to increase government revenue, now citizens see officers handing tickets left and right instead of getting involved with the community. Citizens then will naturally fear and distrust the police and in turn a majority of officers who attempt to actually perform the job correctly will face a wall of incertitude from the community. Officers will also receive constant harassment from their bosses and this will in turn cause an officer to experience …show more content…
If you can pay for it then great, however if you can not then it entail serious consequences. Miguel a man from New York was arrested for driving with a suspended licenses, at his hearing he was given two options, pay a thousand in bail or go to Rikers Island. With no other option but to plea guilty that is beyond the point, the fact is a non violent offender spent time in Rikers because he did not have a thousand dollars. This is a systemic problem, increasing the bail has become a way to lock up the poor regardless of guilt. Miguel is a family man who posed no danger to society, all in the while millionaire Robert Durst was accused of murder in Texas. After putting two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in bail he fled. Bail has been increasing and in so has proportionality been hurting the poor, surveys in New Jersey Jail population had shown 38.5% of the total population were held in custody solely due to their inability to meet the terms of bail. Personally I believe jail is supposed to be used to lock up dangerous people but if around 40% of people in jail do not meet the requirements to even be in jail then what is the point. Now the poor are most effected, and they work in jobs in which if they do not show up then they are fired, shelters where if they do not show up for the

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