Create a 9 pages page paper that discusses ethical dilemmas in the legal field of criminal justice system.
On the other hand, a question is raised whether it is appropriate to arrest more of the criminals and hence not respect their right towards proper humane conditions by making the state prisons more congested. A more congested environment is likely to pose a number of problems related to health to the inmates. However, they are not taking the right and appropriate measures to correct the situation. They include the chair at the parole board who knows the conditions in state prison. The main reason why the Advocates could be threatening the correctional with Federal lawsuits is to put pressure on them to increase the number of facilities and make the prisoners more comfortable and not exposed to poor conditions through the congested facilities.
Thus, as the chair of the parole board, Robert is motivated by the fact that less risk is presented with the issue of congestion as opposed to the likely chances of re-offense by the criminals who are released on parole. This is because it causes a greater chance of threats and insecurity to the larger public. However, the results of the risk assessment of the offenders also show instances of offenders being habitual criminals who are likely to engage in more criminal activities once they are released back to society.
In this case, the relaxation of standards is likely to increase the number of offenders released to the community, hence presenting great danger to the citizens. On the other hand, the incineration of most of the offenders who also include the petty offenders increases the level of congestion within the prison, thus acting as a form of violation against their rights since it presents numerous problems and risks to their lives. The situation can be corrected through the expansion of the facilities or the building of more facilities to accommodate more inmates.
In this case, therefore, the decision to be made by the chair of the board is to release prisoners who have shown instances of change and the ability not to make a re-offense (Pollock, 2012).
The solution is to involve the offenders in self-assessment to identify individual traits and thus be in a position to identify those who cannot commit offenses again when released back to the community under the community supervised correctional methods.