The Effect the Immigration justce system
Illegal Immigration in America is at an all time high, but what the government is failing to see is the after affects this has on family and children of illegal immigrants. After September 2011 government has started enforcing immigration laws in staggering numbers, when in fact some of these illegal immigrants have been in this country for many years living a productive life with their families. After years of immigration laws being looked over now everyone in the illegal immigrants’ life is affected due to stiffer immigration laws.
Immigration is a topic on a lot of people’s minds these days. Many illegal immigrants are being pulled over due to racial profiling. According to Hughes (2012), “Nearly half of the suspected illegal immigrants picked up for deportation under Frederick County’s enforcement program last year were arrested for a traffic violation or driving without a license, according to county records.” Subsequently they are deported leaving their families behind here in America to make a tough decision as to stay or go be with family. These families most of the time are mixed citizenship families as to where one or both parents are illegal to this country. As for the children they too sometimes are of mixed citizenship. Most people say “send them back they broke the law” but why should the children have to pay for their parents mistakes. The government and the justice system need to come up with an immigration reform that is fair to all but still penalize them for breaking the law. If you have a criminal history you should be deported but if the biggest crime you have committed is driving without a license you should not be deported. Not only does the Immigration justice system affect the illegal immigrant it also affect the families and children of the illegal immigrant. “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have adopted common sense policies that ensure our immigration...
Crime and the Criminal JusticeSystem
Introduction to Criminal Justice/CJS/201
November 10, 2014
Christle Sheppard Southall
According to the University of Phoenix CJi Interactive activities (2014), the definition of a crime is “a conduct in violation of the criminal laws of the state, the federal government, or a local jurisdiction, for which there is no legally acceptable justification or excuse”. It is a complex and very difficult definition to agree upon because there are many points of view and controversies in defining what crime is. From a psychological standpoint, it suggest that the crime is a way of expressing the inability of an individual to follow the social norm. The psychological view does not care about the traditional elements of crime. When one individual doesn’t respond appropriately or effectively to the environmentally demands, then the individual is a criminal or maladaptive. The sociological standpoint, suggests that the concept of crime should include many behaviors that are not well defined by laws or the political process. From its sociological point of view, crime is an act that is antisocial and needs to be repressed to maintain society.
There are two most common models most common models of how society determines which acts are criminal. One is the crime-control model, which is a perception that stresses the arrest and the conviction...
...Immigration: Liberty and Justice for All
There are many social problems making up our criminal justicesystem. The significant problem I chose to emphasize on is illegal immigration. Immigration is a major social problem in the criminal justicesystem because the laws or regulations are always changing, and some people are just not willing to accept change. As with anything, illegal immigration does have its consequences and does not always impact society in a positive manner, but in general, immigration is very important to the economy and diversity of the United States. Immigration has been responsible for religious changes, cultural change and population growth throughout the history of the United States. The political, economic, and social aspects of immigration have created much controversy in regards to religion, ethnicity, job growth, economic benefits, poverty, crime, moral values, and work habits.
Immigration is a highly debated and significant issue in our criminal justicesystem today. Immigration has several outcomes both good and bad. New immigrants bring our country diversity and introduce new customs, beliefs, and ways of life. Immigration also causes problems for some in our society who feel as if they are taking away...
...Illegal immigrants entering the United States from other countries has played a major impact on the quality of life of our society. The majority of Americans believe there are no benefits to United States citizens by having illegal immigrants remain in this country. Much of the funding that would typically go to tax paying citizens is now being directed to programs for illegal immigrants, which do not make enough money to financially support themselves and their families. To date, the largest costs that have been paid out to as a result of illegal immigration are Medicaid ($2.5 billion); treatment for the uninsured ($2.2 billion); food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC and free school lunches ($1.9 billion); the federal prison and court systems ($1.6 billion); and federal aid to schools ($1.4 billion). (Camarota, 2004) Taxpayers should not have to absorb the costs for education, medical care, welfare or incarceration for those that were not invited to this country.
An estimated two thirds of illegals who are house hold heads lack a high school diploma. (Camarota, 2004) Without adequate education, illegal immigrants subject themselves to jobs set aside for unskilled workers with low paying salaries. Due to the fact that many of the illegal immigrants live below the poverty level, money must be allocated for funding to help offset the costs of necessities such as education. The 1982 Supreme Court Case of Plyer vs. Doe makes it...
...Race in the Criminal JusticeSystem
Sociologists seek to understand, generalize, and predict human behavior. The relationship between crime and racism is one that sociologists pay a lot of attention to. The goal of sociologists is to better understand people and their relationships with people of different ethnicities and how they interact in order to prevent and control crime. The relationships between certain ethnic groups of people threaten social control imposed by the criminal justicesystem often due to stereotyping and prejudices. Crime rates and statistics are often incorrect, the justicesystem is corrupt, racial profiling is ineffective, the jury tends to sometimes sway towards one group of people or another, technology is helping but still there is racism and stereotypes.
Crime Rates and why there are Stereotypes
Criminology is the branch of sociology that studies crime and criminals as a social phenomenon. Criminology is the science of the behavior of these criminals as well as corrections and law enforcement. This science relies heavily on accurate research especially the statistics behind the relationships involving race and the crime itself. In the United States crime and the race of the offender are clearly linked but there is another issue. Crime is increasing but it is also being committed by more people because the population has increased so much. From...
...Media has a strong influence on today's society and the criminal justicesystem. Interaction with the media continues to create problems in overcoming the racial disparities in this nation, due to crime that is committed by ethnic minorities in the media increasing racial stereotypes. Media also has a great influence and disadvantages regarding high profile criminal cases, affecting the way Americans view the criminal justicesystem. High exposure to the news and entertainment media has been proven it increase fear,which can rise the crime rates in communities.
In any case, when turning on the news and looking through the pages of a local newspaper, minorities, mostly African-Americans are the central focus of crime, creating the portal that blacks are the main source of crime in our nation (see figure 1). The graph below shows the increasing amount of black on black crimes over the years. A 2007 special report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, reveals that approximately 8,000 — and, in certain years, as many as 9,000 African Americans are murdered annually in the United States .The media has led to racial stereotypes of African-Americans due to the amount of “black on black” crime that is reported everyday.
Fig. 1. Homicide victims by race and gender of the victims 1933-2005;Department of Justice Report;2007
More so, informing the public of what occurred instead of...
Is the American criminal justicesystem fair to all citizens? If asked this question, many people would go both ways. Some people would say it’s fair, while others would accuse it of being unfair. There are many reasons to why it would be fair but there are also many reasons to why it would be unfair.
Many people would say that the American criminal justicesystem is fair is for many reasons. One reason is that every single person has certain rights no matter what. These are known as Miranda rights or the Miranda warnings. Law enforcement is required to administer these rights to protect any individual who is in custody and subject to direct questioning. If these warnings aren’t read, it’s seen as a violation of the person’s Fifth Amendment rights. Some of these warnings or rights include the right to remain silent and the right to stop answering questions at any time until you talk to your attorney. This is fair because it protects people against self incrimination. Another example that shows the fairness of the American criminal justicesystem is the right to counsel or the right to an attorney. The sixth amendment states that in all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall have the right to have the assistance of counsel for his or her defense. If a defendant is not able to afford and attorney, one will be...
Illegal Immigration and the effect on the CJ system
America is perceived the world over as the “Promised Land” where everything is possible. This lucrative perception leads many immigrants to seek diverse ways to enter this vast land of promise, with the aim of living the American dream. Illegal immigrants are considered the medium behind some of criminal activities perpetuated in America. Their participation in such criminal activity is prevalent in most criminal prosecutions and convictions, in state and federal criminal justice departments. The American criminal justicesystem has bared the brunt of illegal criminal activities, alleged to have been committed by illegal immigrants from neighboring countries especially Mexico, as the largest number of convicts who are incarcerated in American legal systems hail from Mexico.
The overwhelming rising numbers of illegal convicts in the state and federal correctional facilities cause serious financial strains on the state’s ability to function proactively. As most of the states financial resources are used to sustain the high number of illegal immigrants imprisoned in the state and federal facilities. Research indicates that illegal immigrants are a leading cause for concern for the justice department, as the rising number of...
...Criminal JusticeSystem Paper
Christle Sheppard Southhall
When defining crime, there is a lot of different definitions to the term. If I would to interview different people asking for the definition of crime, each individual would come up with a different meaning. All of these meanings can be sum up to one simple definition and it’s all the same but is defined in different words. In my words, a crime is illegal actions that’s been committed that concerns breaking the law. With every crime committed there is consequences. The two most common models that is used by society to determine whether these illegal acts are crimes are due process and crime control.
In due process, the rights of the people are being protected. Cases are handled with care so they won’t put away the wrong person. In courts, it is made sure that an individual’s rights are being protected. In crime control, the safety for the community is prioritized. It is made sure that the police officers are properly trained for the job they will presume, which is making the streets are safe and there is less criminals roaming around the streets. Crimes on the streets are usually influenced by rational choice theory.
Rational choice theory is when someone makes poor choices to feed their needs making them criminals by committing crimes. Rational choice theory relates to crime because for example, someone on the streets is hungry and has no way of...