Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
1. Outline your findings from your review of the file of Kris, for whom Robert is considering probation. State whether or not your results from the file review match Robert’s. Explain two (2) instances in which your views and those of Robert are both similar and different.
(FILE FOR KRIS)Kris Young was 25 when he was brought before the court on charges of theft. Kris was alleged to have tried to walk out of City Wear, a popular clothing store in Jurisville, without paying for a leather jacket costing $600. When stopped by the store manager, he tried to run away but was overpowered and handed over to the officers from JPD. Kris is 25 years old. At the age of 13, he received probation for a case involving battery. During his juvenile probation, Kris was arrested for criminal trespass and was given additional probation time. He successfully completed his probation. The offense for which Kris is currently being sentenced represents his first adult conviction. Unable to make bail, Kris remained in custody for 60 days during which he pleaded guilty to theft. Based on the plea and the circumstances of the case, the judge sentenced Kris to a year in prison. Later the sentence was suspended and Kris was ordered to be under probation. The probation officer was asked to report back to the court after 3 months.
(ROBERTS REVIEW) Kris has a positive relationship with his parents and no one in the family has a criminal history. He has not been diagnosed with any mental health issues and has graduated from high school. Kris hangs out with his friends most of the time and is actively involved in a local band. Though Kris is into drinking and drug abuse occasionally, he doesn’t want to fritter away his life any more, and hopes to go to college and then start a business. He got married recently and is looking forward to a life without unfavorable events during probation and after.
2. Develop a profile of the so-called perfect candidate to participate in an intensive supervised probation program. The profile should contain at least three (3) attributes that you believe make this defendant the perfect candidate for this type of probation.
3. Defend or critique the strategy of matching the inmate to the correctional facility as a response to the legal concept of cruel and unusual punishment. Provide a rationale for your position with concrete examples.
4. Defend or critique whether programs and amenities geared to making prison life effective—which run the gamut from hiring extra officers, to counseling and therapy, to building a garden—are time and taxpayer money well spent.
5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and reference page must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.