Crime Harm Index Analysis

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This article is about how not all crimes are the same and so they shouldn’t be treated the same way. Sherman created a general proposal to generate the weighted ‘Crime Harm Index (CHI).’ This article focuses on providing and explaining a detailed procedure for using this idea in the UK. It contains “(1) the use of the ‘starting point’ in the national Sentencing Guidelines to define the number of days in prison for each offence type; (2) the exclusion of proactively detected, previously unreported offences, and (3) a comparative analysis of the Cambridge and other approaches to weighting crime harm, judged by a three-pronged test of democracy, reliability, and cost”. I believe that this is a practical way of dealing with crimes because it covers…show more content…
It also includes that the degree of crime harm to victims and society can be dependable from year-to-year, without regard to who is committing the crime or the criminal records of the offenders. It doesn’t matter if it is a first time offender or if a serial killer murders someone, the murder creates the same harm to the victims, to his or her families, and communities. I do not necessarily agree with that because I think that a serial killer will cause more harm to the community since it killed many people at the same time. There will be pain and more people will feel the direct impact of the harm. Many families will be in horror where as, when a murder kills one person, it does bring harm to one family and to the community too. The harm brought by one person being murder is totally different then the harm brought by many people being murdered even though they are both just as horrific. As I said before, they based their judgment for punishment depending on how much harm the crime it…show more content…
They all have different personalities and have been trough different things in life so they will handle harm differently. We talked about how some react with shock, surprise, terror, unreality as assault occurs, extreme levels of anxiety, anxiety, fear, helpless, and guilt. This list is just for short term trauma because long-term trauma reactions are different. Even the first three months’ traumas are different, the victim to go through high levels of fear, anxiety and distress. Sometime they are even preoccupied with the crime where they have flashbacks, nightmares, talk constantly about the crime, and have a high concern about the crime happening again to them or their loved ones. They can also sometime experience negative changes in belief systems and no longer see the world as a safe, happy place as a way to protect themselves. Other experiences include major depression, suicide thoughts and attempts, the use and abuse of alcohol or/and other drugs. They also have problems with relationships due to lack to trust. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is also something that a lot of victims get. Victims can experience physical impacts, physiological anxiety, and physical injuries. These can be infections from rape or surgery to remove a part that’s very damaged. There are physical injuries that lead to other conditions like

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