Pros And Cons Of Nonviolent Offenders

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Nonviolent offenders Nonviolent offenders usually are offered community service, house arrest and even allowed to walk free with only probation for certain first time offenders. These offenders might have indulged in minor crimes such as larceny, running away from home or for vandalizing public property. They only require an outlet for counseling and undergo certain restrictions that several of their peers might not have. For example, it could involve the temporary revoking of a driver’s license. They are allowed to access educational services, healthcare services, mental healthcare services (optional) and disability remedial services (case based). They are allowed to attend school as they would normally and may even be required to maintain…show more content…
Similarly, their logical reasoning would also be flawed compared to that of an adult offender. Hence the first step for every case that involves an adolescent offender (irrespective of the crime) should be a psychiatric screening to analyze the level of brain function and maturity that is available. Only in the rare scenario of the evaluation concluding that the maturity level is same as that of an adult should the person be tried as an adult. In the absence of such a result, the adolescent offender should be transferred to the juvenile justice system…show more content…
These centers should primarily restrict the emotional damage done to the individuals when they were incarcerated in adult correctional compounds. The adolescents should not be released into the society until they successfully complete their course. Course on nonviolent conflict resolution The environment in adult correctional facilities are governed by physical abuse. The right to survival is defined based on how many punches one can take and still stand. Survival in these places often depends on the individual’s ability to fight. Hence all disagreements are settled through acts of violence. Hence, it is imperative to have a course in the re-entry program to enable former adolescent inmates to engage society’s conflicts in a nonviolent manner. Vocational courses and community college grants Effective re-entry programs are those that offer financial stability or at least the promise of it. Juvenile offenders should be offered admissions in State owned community colleges and they should be provided with scholarships based on their performance in probation or correctional behavior. This will allow those released to pursue higher education or the skills to hold a job with a sustainable income. Crime is never perceived as an attractive opportunity when there are legitimate avenues to generate

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