Write a half- DOUBLE pages paced reflection to Adam Foss' TedTalk, "A prosecutor's vision for a better justice system."
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Consider the following in your reflection
- Foss presents alternatives to incarceration as punishments for crimes. Do the alternatives that he presents sound "fair" (to the victim, to the culprit) or "effective" (in terms of punishing a person and/or preventing them from committing crimes in the future)?
- Do you think the kinds of alternatives that Foss discusses are too "soft" on crime and will not do a good job at deterring people from committing crimes if they aren't afraid of going to prison?
- Do you think his alternatives can only work on non-violent offenders? Or could they also be effective in violent offenses? Why or why not?
The alternatives to incarceration as punishments for crimes as presented by Foss is an effective way of punishing a person who has done an offensive. Foss justifies that punishment is not a way of reducing crimes. Incarceration will make the criminals avoid carrying out criminal activities in the future. The kind of alternatives discussed by Foss is not "soft" on crime to some extent. However, there are people who consider going to prisons as a normal activity to them. I believe the majority of individuals would not love staying in prisons. Incarceration will ensure accused people could not be released on bond; thus, those people will be prevented from carrying out daily activities outside the prison. However, these alternatives will only be effective to non-offenders who are running their business or employed in offices. When such people are imprisoned, they might lose business or jobs after release.