Extradition tends to require a state to send a person to anotherjurisdiction where he or she is supposed to face certain charges. Inparticular, some of the criminals can escape to another nation withthe hopes that they will not face any sentencing. This essay revealsthat the fugitives should be extradited back to the US rather thanfacing charges in the countries they escaped to.
The offenders should be extradited back to the US so that they canface the charges against them. The failure to send them back willcreate a habit where criminals will keep running away from thenation. Prosecuting them in the nations where they went to might seema bit ambiguous. In fact, the victims often want justice since theyare the ones that suffer from the damage. Hence, sending them back tothe US and letting the American courts deal with the case also helpsthe victims in having closure and feeling like justice has beencommitted. The US has faced difficulties while trying to movefugitives from nations that do not allow extradition. RomanPolanski’s case is a perfect example that shows how Poland andFrance have refused to send the suspect back to the US where he willface the rape charges he is accused of committing (Gardner &Anderson, 2014). The victim of the rape often feels like thegovernment has been unable to help her seek justice. In order toavoid such scenarios, the US government should create internationalextradition treaties that will ensure every fugitive that runs fromAmerica is sent back.
In conclusion, extraditing fugitives to the US helps the victims inseeking justice since they want to see the suspect sentenced for thecrime committed. Charging the person in a foreign state seems a bitout of place since the nation does not understand the extent of thecrime. Hence, the creation of the international extraditionagreements will ensure that most countries will be forced to send thefugitives back to the US.
Gardner, T. &Anderson, T. (2014). Criminal Law. Boston: Cengage Learning