Unique and Emerging Issues in Criminal Justice - Coggle Diagram
Unique and Emerging Issues in Criminal Justice
1 in 5 Americans has a diagnosable mental illness
Those with illness's and in crisis end up involved with the CJS
learning how to manage special populations in prison is essential.
Education and training for all staff is important.
Many people believe sex offenders should be punished to the extreme.
Corrections officers perceive sex offenders as more unpredictable, irritable, afraid and dangerous compared to non-sex offenders.
Sexual abuse can take on multiple forms.
Corrections officer on inmate rape
Inmate on inmate rape
Sexual "favors" in exchange for contraband
Education on PREA is important.
How we handle situations reflects on our personal morals and ethics as well as the departments and agencies that we work for.
Some demographics within the CJS are challenging to work with because of misunderstandings and stigmas.
Prison populations have a higher level of HIV/AIDS than the general population
It's not just justice when we punish offenders, it's also justice when we rightly take care of them and their needs.
Policy changes are important for the safety of inmates.
Having technology (cameras, surveillance) in prisons with transparency so as to shed light into prisons is also important for policy to evolve.