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Three Strikes And Youre Out
1,472 wordsIn 1994 California voters approved a ballot initiative known as Three Strikes and Youre Out. The law states that people who are convicted of three felonies may end up facing life in prison (Mullins). The Three Strikes law increases the prison sentences of persons convicted of felonies who have been previously convicted of a violent or serious felony, and limits the ability of these offenders to receive a punishment other than a prison sentence. Violent offenses include murder, robbery with a dea...
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Violent Crimes Violent Offenders
1,485 wordsThere has been a steady increase in the number violent crimes committed by todays adolescence. Headlines in newspaper read Two teen kill 13 and wound several others Fourteen year old boy kills one and wounds another. Incidences like these are shocking society today. Why is this violence happening? Todays children are growing up in a more violence society. Violence is shown on television, through video games and through different advertising campaigns. Are young kids killing their peers to solve ...
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The Young Offenders Act Debate
744 wordsUnder fire from the date of its creation, the debate over the validity of the Young Offenders Act continues. Should the YOA remain in its current form as a part of the Canadian legal system? An examination of the reasons it is seen as being ineffective, the need for change, and the suggested amendments and substitutes will provide an accurate picture of the situation from which a conclusion can be drawn. The young offenders act in its current form is nearly optimal. However, there enough reasons...
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Three Strikes Law Twenty Five Years
1,208 wordsCruel and Unusual Punishment is a fundamental right given to us by the United States (U. S. ) Constitution. The 8 th amendment states, Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted. Last year in California voters approved a controversial ballot initiative. Proposition 184, also known as the three strikes and you " re out law, was passed on November 9, 1994. Under this new legislation repeat offenders, upon committing their third fel...
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California Proposition 184 Three Strikes And Out
1,078 wordsLast year in California voters approved a controversial ballot initiative. Proposition 184, also known as the three strikes and you " re out law, was passed on November 9, 1994. Under this new legislation repeat offenders, upon committing their third felony offense, will be sentenced to a mandatory twenty-five years to life in prison (California 667). The initiative passed by a landslide, with 76 % of the voters in favor of it. The State Senate soon after voted the bill into law, with only seven...
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Bureau Of Justice Statistics Cognitive Behavioral
1,859 wordsPrison Rehabilitation, the Laughing-Stock of the Nation The rapid growth of the crime control industry is a frightening aspect of contemporary U. S. society. Incarceration represents the ultimate form of surveillance: 24 hours a day, within four walls, monitored by humans, by machines, restricted in their movements. Prisons are overcrowded but the crime rates still do not have a steady trend toward diminishing. So the question arises: do these prisons and other rehabilitation programs have the a...
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United States Department Bureau Of Justice Statistics
1,236 wordsOvercrowding in Jails Today, in America, some prisoners are living worse than some third world countries are for little crimes such as theft. The reason for that to happen is rather simple - too many prisoners and not enough room. This country needs to spend more money to build new prisons, or at least attempt to differentiate the people who have committed minor criminal offence (like shoplifting or vehicle theft) from those who appear to be murderers and other type of thugs. This differentiatio...
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Bureau Of Justice Statistics Violent Offenders
1,343 wordsHello everyone, I am here to speak to you today about the Two Hundred Years of the Penitentiary project to increase public involvement in the discussion of correctional issues. More importantly, why we as citizens should be concerned about prison and jail overcrowding and the best approaches for remedying the crowding problem. One of America s biggest problems today is the overcrowding of our prisons. This is a problem we all should be concerned about. One reason why is because it is our tax dol...
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Domestic Violence Battered Womens
5,987 wordsDomestic Violence: Theory, Effects 038; Interventions Essay, Domestic Violence: Theory, Effects 038; Interventions The female is, as it were, a mutilated sort of natural deficiency. It is not appropriate in a female character to be manly or clever. The male is by nature superior and the female inferior. Introduction Domestic violence has been present in our society and an accepted practice of many cultures for hundreds of years. Up until the late 1800 s, a man in this country had the right...
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Atlantic Monthly Federal Prison
6,700 wordsEric Cavallari J. Foley Psychology 101 10 / 10 / 00 The Downward Spiral; Psychological Effects of Prisons I have visited some of the best and the worst prisons and have never seen signs of coddling, but I have seen the terrible results of the boredom and frustration of empty hours and pointless existence -former U. S. Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger If recent incarceration rates remain unchanged, an estimated 1 out of every 20 persons (5. 1 %) will serve time in a prison during their lifetim...
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United States Citizens Aggravated Assault
1,763 wordsIt Hand Guns I. Introduction It is estimated that in 1994, 39, 720 individuals died from firearm related injuries in the United States. This figure is very alarming, especially when one considers this number not as a statistic, but 39, 720 human beings. The issue that will be addressed is one that brings with it great controversy. Does our right to own guns infringe upon the rights of others to live? Would it be a greater injustice to ban the right to own guns thus saving lives? Would this actio...
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Three Strikes Law Criminal Justice System
875 wordsIn recent years several mandatory sentencing laws have been put into motion. The original goals of the mandatory sentencing laws were to stop repeat offenders and to exhibit a get tough attitude on crime. These laws have not been working as intended, instead mandatory sentencing has led to some unfortunate consequences. Some of these consequences are overcrowding in prisons and less prison based rehabilitation. Mandatory sentencing laws do not narrowly target major drug traffickers. Today there ...
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Violent Offenders Megan Law
1,274 wordsMegan's Law is named after seven- year old Megan Kansas, a New Jersey girl who was raped and killed by a known child molester in 1994. The felon moved in across the street from the Kansas, without their knowledge. Megan's parents embarked on a national crusade to change federal and state laws to allow for community notification of released sex offenders (Johnson 11). After this event, few could argue that communities should be notified when a sex offender moves in. However, present sentencing la...
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Form Of Punishment Violent Offenders
1,124 wordsPrison Prison Alternatives Prison Alternatives Prison inmates, are some of the most dysfunctional people in society. Most of the inmates have had too little discipline or too much, come from broken homes, and have no self-esteem. They are very insecure and are at war with themselves as well as with society. Most inmates did not learn moral values or to follow everyday norms as they were brought up in society. Take a group of people, strip them of possessions and privacy, expose them to constant ...
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Three Strikes Law Twenty Five Years
2,366 wordsCruel and Unusual Punishment is a fundamental right given to us by the United States (U. S. ) Constitution. The 8 th amendment states, ? Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted. ? Last year in California voters approved a controversial ballot initiative. Proposition 184, also known as the three strikes and youre out law, was passed on November 9, 1994. Under this new legislation repeat offenders, upon committing their third fe...
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Young Offenders Act Violent Offenders
3,868 wordsPublic Policy on Youth Crime The most recent phenomenon in today s society is youth crime, and the type of serious crimes that youths are committing. The key question that one must ask oneself is why are the children of tomorrow committing these crimes, and what measures are government organizations, and interest groups taking to deter young peoples and at the same time re-habilitating young offenders? The issues this paper will be analysing will show the comparison between the Young Offenders A...
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Day To Day Bugs Bunny
1,686 words80 SOCIETIES SCAPEGOAT Youth crimes are on a continual rise. It seems that everyday violent offenders keep getting younger and more aggressive. We turn on the news only to hear that a ten year old mugged, shot, stabbed, beat or blew up one of his peers. With crimes on the rise involving children, people begin to look for a cause. Society, when looking for a scapegoat, becomes worse than a blood thirsty lynch mob at a witch trial. Usually the most obvious source of violence within a home is the t...
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Corporal Punishment Violent Offenders
1,327 wordsBring Back Flogging This essay by Jeff Jacoby illustrates an authors use of ironic sarcasm otherwise known as satire to defend and illustrate his platform on his position. Jacoby uses in this essay verbal irony (persuasion in the form of ridicule). In the irony of this sort there is a contrast between what is said and what is meant. Jacoby s claim in simple is he believes that flogging should be brought back to replace the more standard conventional method of the imprisonment of violent and non-...
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