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Another major point is that our justice system shows more sympathy for criminals than it does victims. DNA testing and other methods of modern crime scene science can now effectively eliminate almost all uncertainty as to a person's guilt or innocence. Prisoner parole or escapes can give criminals another chance to kill. This contributes to the problem of overpopulation in the prison system. Has one ever thought of the victim’s family when the whole court cases are going on?
With a plea bargain it can conclude a criminal case a lot faster without a trail. In a plea bargain the prosecutor will offer a plea and if the defendant takes it then he/ she will plead guilty without having to go to through a trial. Once the defendant accepts the plea the prosecutor will most likely dismiss certain charges or make sentence recommendation to the court. Once the attorney and the prosecutor have reached an agreement they bring it up to the defendant to see if they want to take the deal or not and that is called plea negotiations. A plea bargain can help a prosecutor by it saves the court valuable time for high-priority cases.
I do not believe this bill should be made effective. Yes, this bill may be efficient. It may make the individuals convicted of armed robbery a person for society. They can take a better advantage of the programs offered to them, but I believe that the cons listed outweigh the pros. If the prison term were doubled, what would happen to the rest of the inmates?
So, while politicians talk about the “desperate prison crisis”, we should think about where the actual desperation really lies. The problem is that we need to stop incarcerating vast amounts of non-violent offenders for 25 years to life. Non-violent criminals with minor offenses should not be dictated under the three-strike law. Even with this simple change in the three-strike law, our society would save more money funding other alternatives such as prime prevention strategies. These strategies include programs designed to reduce repeat victimization in domestic burglary, theft, and any other violence.
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I replied “Catherine you are judging America just from what you see from outside if you observe deeply more problems will emerge in front of you. Major problem I saw in America is American prison system.” Catherine said quickly. “There is nothing wrong with the prison system. People who commit crime are prisoned, because that’s what they deserve for what they did.” I smiled and replied to her childish comment. “It’s not that simple my friend.
Secondly, it may be the case that gangs have different experiences in different cities and regions. The themes would need to be tested on a sample of convicted violent gang members from other cities. The researchers also noted that the original sample excluded high-level organised criminals (as defined by Hallsworth and Young, 2006). As a result application of the findings of this study to organised crime should be approached with much caution. Finally, the researchers acknowledged that all members of the sample were held in custody at the time of interviewing.
In the end the judicial system saves money, both with the time of trials and appeals, as well as reduced charges or sentences that ultimately lead to less time the tax payer has to pay for incarceration. It is true that the rights of the accused are essential within the Constitution, but in my opinion I feel that the accused have given up their right in using plea bargaining and admitting their guilt. If an individual wishes to invoke their rights guaranteed by the Constitution they have the right to all the liberties that are included in that type of trial. Yet, if an individual pleads guilty and wishes to plea bargain, this process should take precedent over the Constitutional right that has been given up with the provision that the accused could retain that right if they so desired. In the end, plea bargaining is an effective tool both for law enforcement, the prosecution, the judicial system, and can benefit the accused as well.