Our legal system is fairly complex. There are different rules and regulations that make it difficult for most people to understand the extent of trouble they are in if the commit a minor crime. In fact, many people feel that the legal system is too lax and nothing ever happens unless it’s a major crime.
Late November I made a mistake that has now made my college workload immense. While attending the University of Nebraska at Kearney as a full-time student, alongside with an internship at the Kearney Area Community Foundation, working fifteen hours a week, teaching swimming lessons at the Y along with subbing as a guard, society may image my schedule is booked. Although, in my past, I have made many respectable decisions and I have made poor ones, ultimately learning right from wrong. Provided, the circumstances of my MIP could have been easily avoided if I would have used common sense, for example not consuming alcohol beverages on campus. Now, with a Minor in Possession on my record, for the time being, I have realized the impact this incident has had on my academics, personal life, and countless other circumstances dealing with my everyday life.
Before getting into studying the field of criminal justice I learned that my previous knowledge about prisons and prisoners was either completely wrong or very incomplete. My first original belief was that the worst kind of people were in jail. That if you walked into a jail every person that you would see there are the worst of the worst. Another original belief was that if someone was in prison then they did something that put them there. These original beliefs came from the typical sources you get growing up, your parents, school teachers, and peers. Growing up I was taught that prison was where the terrible people went and it’s a scary place that you don’t want to be. But the moment that impacted me the most about prisoners was my senior
The court structure in Kansas consists of four levels and they are the municipal court, district court, the court of appeals and the supreme court. All four levels are important and play slightly different roles depending on the crime.
This, along with a lack of treatment, seemingly no outlet for his distress, and trying to maintain a facade would have all played a role in not just the events of that day, but the way they unfolded. The height of feeling worthless, contemplating suicide nearly all day, as well as many days prior to that, was bound to erupt in some illogical release because he has never been treated and/or given the tools to deal with his depressive symptoms or emotional instability.
On January 22, 2009, I pled guilty to a Class B misdemeanor DUI charge in Logan, Utah. The offense occurred in November of 2008. On the day of the offense, I had consumed alcohol after work with some friends but felt safe to drive. I was an inexperienced drinker and used poor judgment. When I was pulled over my blood alcohol content was below the legal limit, but I was still cited with a DUI. At first I felt like the victim of injustice but soon realized I was actually the victim of my own poor judgment. I accepted the consequences, pled guilty, and made the decision to never find myself in questionable circumstances again. I was fined and sentenced to two days in jail, one year probation, and required to complete an alcohol treatment course.
To many Americans today, the country is a hostage-but not from oversea terrorism as one might expect to think. No today, we live in fear from our own children; and these are the same young people who we are entrusting the future of this great country with. According to the Department of Justice report released in November, thirty-eight percent of those arrested for weapons offenses in 1995 were under the age of eighteen (Curriden). In the same report, the Bureau of Justice Statistics stated that in 1995, 3 out of every 100 eighteen-year-olds were arrested for weapons offenses. A rate three times higher than for males twenty-five to twenty-nine and five times higher than for males thirty to thirty-four (Curriden).
Yes, all of the time a search warrant will require probable cause. Our important constitutional right The Fourth Amendment means that police cannot arrest or make search without probable cause. For example, the police cannot just come into a residence unless the proper documentation is in hand such as a search warrant signed by a judge. Or if they are in
Crimes and Misdemeanors reveals a struggle between a man of little faith and the immoral path he has chosen. Judah a prominent figure in his community whom is highly regarded for his standing as a philanthropist and physician, reaches out for moral guidance from a respected pillar of the religious field and family friend. As his life begins to crumble as he tries to weigh the consequences of his infidelities to that of murder and the subsequent guilt in hopes of absolution. Eventually discovering that God’s eyes aren’t focused on the evils of the world ready to serve justice.
Many states classify a DWI as a misdemeanor offense, which falls between an infraction and felony in terms of how serious the charges are. You should know that there are 4 factors that can potentially elevate a misdemeanor DWI charge to a felony.
In the final scene when Louis Levy speaks of the capacity of love I feel he is saying that we as humans have this natural need for an emotional attachment in order to feel complete as a person. Everyone on this earth is looking for love and acceptance and this starts from birth. A baby requires love, attention, physical touch and maternal nurturing along with biological needs in order to survive. This is carried on throughout out a person’s life. If one can look back as far as possible into their childhood they will come to find that love from another being is essential to growth because this will be the basis of what kind of adult you will grow
Juvenile Delinquency is the participation of illegal behavior by a minor who falls under a statutory age limit. A delinquent is a minor who commits a crime or a status offense. A status offense is conduct that is illegal only because the child is under age i.e. smoking cigarettes (Senna 10, 20). The cases of Eric Smith, Lionel Tate, and an unidentified NJ child are similar only because, they are guilty of killing another child, but the Criminal Justice System treated and punished them very differently. In August 1993 in Savona, New York 13 year old Eric Smith killed 4 year old Derrick Robie. Smith lured Robie into the woods and strangled, beat with large rocks, and sodomized Robie. Smith was questioned by police and kept changing some
A traumatic childhood may predispose a child to violence against themselves or against others, in adolescence or adulthood. This information is and has been off the records, but so far no known relationship between the magnitude of traumatic experiences and different forms of violence at puberty. A study published in Pediatrics, which involved 136,549 U.S. students between 12 and 17 has been commissioned to evaluate this relationship. The researchers sought to determine six adverse experiences for which they had passed the boys in childhood and physical and sexual abuse, witnessing abuse or problems at home by alcohol or drugs taken by a relative. Then he saw the violent behavior at puberty: crime, harassment, bullying, dating violence,