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    Overcrowding In Prisons

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    It is hard to think about anything worse than being convicted of a crime and spending a number of years in prison, but what most people do not know is that there actually is, and it is much worse. But what can that be? It is what goes on inside of the American prison. Hypothetically, prisons should be a place where breakers of the law go, spend their sentence, and come out as better people, but that is the complete opposite of the cruel reality. You have people who committed petty crimes come out with enhanced skills ready to commit worse crimes and the ones who committed serious crimes come out just as worse, or even more dangerous than before. What is much worse is that the American people do not see a problem in locking these individuals…

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    Havvard Case Study

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    located Havvard on the second floor of his grandmother’s home where he had been hiding the entire time (United States v. Havvard). In this room, they also located a gun. Since he had already been convicted of a crime prior to this day, Havvard owning a weapon was against the law. It was because of this that they were allowed to arrest him once more and bring him…

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    “I remember the first time I really noticed the scars on the bodies of my fellow prisoners.” (Body Reader 329), Masters recollects as he greets his newly found audience. In order to break down barriers and misconceptions between those inside and outside of prison walls, Masters creates an account in which initial judgment is obliterated. Generally, society deems criminals as a kind of inhumane, soulless form of our species; thereby disregarding their existence as people due to their obvious…

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    “The Magicians” is a book on an advanced student, Quentin, going into college. He was on his way to get interviewed for Princeton, but when he got there, the interviewer had died. On his way home, he felt drawn to a narrow orchard, which lead to a school. He went in, took a test, and had past. He got accepted into a school of sorcery, Brakebills. For all of Quentin’s life, he loved the book series, Fillory, about magic, and he always thought it was real. After graduating Brakebills, he found a…

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    Scott Peterson Case Study

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    On December 24, 2002, Laci Denise Peterson was reported missing. At the time of her disappearance, she was eight months pregnant, planning to name her unborn son, Connor. The death of Laci Peterson is presumed to have been taken place on December 24, 2002. Scott Peterson was convicted for the murders of his pregnant wife, Laci Peterson, 27, and their unborn son, Connor. He was convicted of first degree murder for the death of Laci and Second degree murder for the death of Connor). Scott Peterson…

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    Halden Prison In Norway

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    country, the reflection of wealth is implemented in the design and programs offered in Halden Prison in Norway. The Nordic approach to social philosophy accentuates enforcing and reinforcing moral norms, which prevents individuals from committing a crime. As a result, people in Norwegian countries generally would rather follow the moral norms than commit a criminal offense (Hinkkanen & Lappi-Seppala 2011). In the last 30 years, Norway has become one of the wealthiest countries in the world due…

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    Psychological Issues of Solitary Confinement Along with the ethical issues of solitary confinement, there are psychological issues that inmates develop due to lengthy stay in solitary confinement. “In 1993, Craig Haney, a social psychologist, interviewed a group of inmates in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison, California’s toughest penal institution.” (Weir, 2012) This was done due to the fact that states were beginning to build super-maximum prisons to house more dangerous and…

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    Our prison systems in the United States seem to be under constant scrutiny and debate in some form or fashion. One specific topic that has been under quite a bit of heat is the discussion of solitary confinement. While many other countries have pulled the plug on this practice, American prison systems seem to be exploding in the opposite direction, increasing the number of inmates we maintain in solitary confinement at an alarming rate. This certainly leads to a rabbit hole of questions, but as…

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    I have acquired an interest in criminal justice for some time now. I have recently gone through some experiences that have opened my eyes to the many hypocrisies that are ingrained into the criminal justice system. As a child and up until now, I have always thought that the courts were just and law enforcement officers stood for something more, that is not the case to me. I see a lot of corruption and a lot of nonsense, Especially towards minorities. Anyway, before my disinterest in…

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    been used widely throughout the United States for many decades in an effort to separate highly dangerous inmates from causing harm to other inmates or themselves. Whether or not solitary confinement is useful in the prison system is up for debate but the effects it leaves on the inmates is a concern for many states. By taking a look at what solitary confinement is, examining the phycological effects of the imprisonment, and discussing the legality of the punishment we may be able to draw a…

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