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Best indication of future behavior is past
Individuals with an active Criminal History
more likely to see heavier punishment;
less likely to be filtered out of the system
less Personal or Family Resources
Reality of the American CJ System is those with
money and resources fair better than those
What family do you come from?
Ability to hire a quality attorney
It’s not what you know, it’s who you know? Is the system fair?
Many offenders receive different
sentences for same or similar offenses
What could be done differently? Types of Offenders and their
Situational Offenders Mentally ill offenders Career Criminals Mentally handicapped
offenders Sex Offenders
Offenders with AIDS
Elderly Offenders Situational Offenders
Situational = one time only, a mistake that will never happen again
Situational offenders simply made a mistake and paid their debt to
Prior to their arrest this offender was no different than anyone in
society – generally accepted societies values
Studies show that 80% of offenders never have another arrest again
More often than not the situational offender is one who knows the
victim; often commit violent crimes
Very little the correctional system can do for the Situational Offender
due to positive adjustment t...
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2012 for the course CRIJ 2313 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '12 term at Oberlin.
- Spring '12
- Criminal Justice