Jared Remy Reaction
Although the procedure legislation encouraged tolerance, it did not stop Jared Remy from engaging in delinquent behavior. As the author rightly points out, it is mostly the courts, defense and families that are responsible for this result. He was treated well by the judge. The judge did not place harsh penalties to discourage delinquent behavior. Instead, he gave soft judgement and didn’t enforce court orders. He oversees all aspects of the judiciary and is responsible for making sure that the criminal is accountable. While Remy’s actions are partially attributable to the defense team, it cannot take sole responsibility (Peters and co. 2020). It is the duty of the defense team to defend Remy according to his wishes. They cannot be blamed for fulfilling their duties. Remy’s family played an even larger role in Remy’s actions, since they did not provide Remy with essential mental therapy that would improve his condition and prevent him from committing suicide. Remy developed an attitude that he could not be held responsible because his parents, and even the judge, did not hold him accountable. He felt inaccessible to the courts and committed murder as impunity made him feel untouchable.
It was the Remy case that made people aware of how indifferent and mild punishment can have on deviant behaviour. Remy’s fate is attributed to the judge, prosecutor and defense attorney, according to the author. It is wrong to abandon Remy’s family who might have taken radical steps to address his mental and psychological health problems. He was given a light sentence by the court and prosecution, which included a curfew, but it wasn’t enforced. (Peters and al. 2020). The defendant would feel less impunity if the prosecution and court had imposed harsh sentences. This would mean that the case of murder would never have been filed. The author could have stressed the importance of family in the outcome. Children are dependent on their parents and they must be guided to make good choices. Remy’s delinquent behaviour was aided by the false sense of acceptance he received for his harsh behavior.