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Criminal Justice

“On 50th Anniversary of Attica Uprising, 4 Essential Reads on Prisoners’ Rights Today.”

The author talks about a prisoner’s movement that was initiated in the year 1971 by the name Prisoners right movement. This was initiated due to the increment of inmate’s numbers in the United States of America (U.S.A). He explains that by the year 2030,the number inmates above 55 will be very high which will lead to increment in expenditure in prison to cater for their welfare such as medical bill which will lead to increment in tax payment. Also inmates with different physical disabilities may also bring about a challenge. The current pandemic may also bring about problems managing the prisons. The writing gives the effect that increment of inmate’s especially old inmate’s causes to the society at large and to the prisoners and some of the measures taken to ensure they are ok while in there.

Reference

Williams, Matt. “On 50th Anniversary of Attica Uprising, 4 Essential Reads on Prisoners’ Rights Today.” StamfordAdvocate, 8 Sept. 2021, www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/On-50th-anniversary-of-Attica-uprising-4-16444190.php. Accessed 11 Sept. 2021.

“Over 1,000 Australians with Cognitive Disability Are Detained Indefinitely Each Year. This Shameful Practice Needs to Stop.”

In this writing, the author explains about how people with mental impairment and have committed a crime should be handled as per the laws in different state which is being detained in mental facilities for treatment and not being put in prison. The author also explain how such people are maltreated in the prisons due to their lack of defense ability. The author goes ahead to give solution on how the matter should be handled by providing justice to those people, the community providing a treatment facility and also providing legal support to this people.

Reference

Baldry, Eileen. “Over 1,000 Australians with Cognitive Disability Are Detained Indefinitely Each Year. This Shameful Practice Needs to Stop.” The Conversation, theconversation.com/over-1-000-australians-with-cognitive-disability-are-detained-indefinitely-each-year-this-shameful-practice-needs-to-stop-153724.

“Do Criminals Freely Decide to Commit Offences? How the Courts Decide.”

Most of the people involved in criminal investigation are still questioning on whether criminals are responsible for their actions. This is the question being raised by the author in the writing. Philosophers and scientist argue no one has free will while the judge argues otherwise depending on different factors such as age and mental health of the person and the mental testes to be undertaken before the person is allowed to stand trial.

Reference

McCay, Allan, and Jeanette Kennett. “Do Criminals Freely Decide to Commit Offences? How the Courts Decide.” The Conversation, theconversation.com/do-criminals-freely-decide-to-commit-offences-how-the-courts-decide-133751.