Prison Term Policy Recommendation Proposal Verenique Warren CJA 314: Criminology November 17, 2014 Corry Powers Abstract I am a criminologist that has been hired by the state legislature to examine a possible bill of doubling the prison sentencing of individuals committing armed robbery. Recommendations will be supplied as to whether or not this prison policy would be highly beneficial for all individuals (parties) involved. However this bill has positives and negative factors to it. Opinions vary, but from my viewpoints an extremely solid recommendation is not based solely on popularity; it is based primarily on statistics. Prison Term Policy Recommendation Proposal Armed robbery is deemed to be a dangerous crime throughout the United States.
Should a person be convicted of armed robbery have double the maximum sentence imposed upon them? There are negative and positive aspects to this action. The positives of this imposed sentence are logical. Doing this type of sentencing can helps set an example by instilling the emotion of fear. Criminals are less likely to commit a crime that they know carries a strict sentence.
Many armed robbers are not new to the crime and usually have a criminal history of robbery or criminal behavior in their past. These career criminals are a major problem and commit the most serious crimes over and over again. While statistics show that the rate is going down, we would like to further propose a bill that would help to stop this crime from occurring all together. Our proposed plan to reduce this activity is to double the maximum prison term for anyone convicted of armed robbery. These changes will be effective by keeping these offenders behind bars for longer, preventing them from committing the same crime again.
These statistics add credibility to the link between drugs and robbery (Chris E McGoey). Having these statistics helps us better evaluate the pros and cons of this Bill. Since the Bill proposes to double the sentence of those arrested for armed robbery, it is important that we look at the additional cost for the taxpayer. The cost of housing an offender for one year can run from $2300 to $3200 depending on where they are being housed. Medical expenses cannot be pre-determined, but usually can be calculated at about
Assuming that young, petty lawbreakers may be deterred from braking laws, simply by introducing the possibility of a public flogging, has some flaws to it. Jacoby neglected to bring up, what I would call the perfect argument to this topic. People who already intentionally commit crimes in today’s American society are fully aware of the possible repercussions for their actions. Despite this knowledge they continue to commit crimes that could land them in jail. I could argue that even more crime could result in effect to fewer prisonable offences and more humane forms of corporal punishment.
So with over-crowding, extra man power is needed especially with prison guards, medical staff, prison workers, and sanitation workers. So this means more money is put into it, and more money is taken from tax payers which could also lead to higher taxes. So instead of over-crowding we should get rid of those who are the lowest scum of the earth. Those, who are evil enough to commit capital crimes should be sentenced to the death penalty so issues with over-crowding, costs and safety are no
In November 2011 there will be a vote on a bill that will double the prison sentence of anyone convicted of committing armed robbery, in the state of California. The goal of the bill supporters is that the increased in penalties will deter a person from committing armed robbery. California Senator Tony Strickland is aware of the popularity of this bill, but has asked me for my recommendation on whether or not the measure will have an honest deterrent effect on the rate of armed robbery. In order for me to make a decision on whether or not doubling the maximum prison term will have any effect on deterring persons from committing armed robbery, I decided first to research what compels a person to commit armed robbery, and then to research the recidivism rate in the state of California. There are three social structure theories that one could examine that would give you a better understanding as to why people commit armed robbery or any crime they are: * The Social Disorganization Theory- The social disorganization theory suggests that because social change, social
With promises to provide additional facilities, more secure facilities, more jobs and better jobs while reducing government spending, privatization looked as though it might be a viable solution. However, after decades of research and study on the privatization of prisons there has been an emergence of issues and arguments related to privatization, both positive and negative. Proponents of Privatization Perhaps the most influential reason for state and federal governments to privatize prisons
Is this a good or bad bill? The only benefit I can see from this bill is getting these criminals off the street. Regardless if the bill is passed or not, an individual will still serve some type of sentence for committing an armed robbery. Doubling the term will make them serve a longer sentence which means more time not committing any crimes excluding crimes in prison. Society is safer but not these prisons and jails.