Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.
1. The goals of punishment and corrections are two-fold: to punish and to rehabilitate.
2. The rationale behind punishment is to provide a deterrent to people so that they will fear being punished enough to avoid criminal behavior. The rationale for the goal of rehabilitation is to correct the behavior that caused the criminal action so that when an offender is released, s/he won't engage in that behavior again.
3. Community corrections helps to reduce recitivism from a rehabilitation aspect. For example, by sending someone to a drug treatment program, the system hopes to rehabilitate the person by removing the motivation for committing a crime. If a person's drug problem is treated, then s/he may not be susceptible to committing criminal acts brought on by the drug problem (i.e. drug possession, burglary to get money for drugs, etc.).
4. My position on the death penalty is that it should be outlawed. Putting the State in the position of killing someone delegitimizes the State because it turns the State into a killer. The death penalty is also disproportionately given to minorities. And finally, it is too final a punishment to be meted out. The system only requires someone to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, not to absolute certainty. As a result, people on Death Row have been exonerated at later dates, due to finding the actual perpetrator or through advances in medical sciences. The State can't take back killing someone, and if the person was innocent, it is too late.
Hello, can you please help me with this questions?
Constitutionality of Free Speech vs. Threats to National Security
I have to Provide a 50- to 75-word response to each of these questions:
This is Due Friday 01/30/09.
1.) What role does the Intelligence Identities Protection Act play in this matter?
2.) What does the threat or exercise of criminal punishment typically have upon journalists?
3.) How might punishment conflict with First Amendment protections of freedoms of speech and press?
4.) How could Novak's publication of Valerie Plame's identity jeopardize national security?
5.) What is contempt of court, and for what reasons are journalists held in contempt?
6.) Who was held in contempt in the blame matter and why?
maybe this information, can hlp you??
JOURNALISTS CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE: ROBERT NOVAK, THE FIRST AMENDMENT, AND JOURNALIST'S DUTY OF CONFIDENTIALITY
A single statement by a journalist can set off a firestorm of criticism. In the case of columnist Robert Novak, his statement fired up a debate on the limits of speech protected under the First Amendment. Novak set headlines across the country when in July of 2003 he revealed that Valerie Plame, the wife of prominent critic of Pres Bush's policy on Iraq, was a CIA operative. Under the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, the government may prosecute anyone with authorized access to classified information, such as the identity of a covert operative, who intentionally discloses that information to someone not authorized to receive that classified information. Eun examines the criminal consequences of Novak's actions.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).