Double Prison Term Research Paper

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Double Prison Term For Armed Robbery Name Class Date Instructor Double Prison Term for Armed Robbery Robbery is considered a crime of theft and can be classified as larceny by force or by threat of force. “The taking of money or goods in the possession of another, from his or her person or immediate presence, by force or intimidation” (Farlex, 2012). A bill is a suggested law that has to be passed by the legislature before it can become a law. It also has to be approved by the executive, in most cases. A bill that would double the prison term for anyone convicted of armed robbery is a great notion. However, the cons may outweigh the pros. Objective and Goal The objective of the bill is to sentence anyone convicted of armed robbery for a longer period of time, double his or her prison term to be exact. Doubling the prison term may effectively rehabilitate the convicted individual. The goal is to make them a better citizen for society when released. Prisons have many programs inmates can take advantage of, if authorized, to better themselves. Pros and Cons The ultimate goal is to make the convicted individual a better person. Doubling the prison term is a great idea and I believe it can be very…show more content…
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? If space is needed for other individuals committing different crimes, will current inmates be released into society without properly having been rehabilitated? What if the inmates become more aggressive toward the correctional officers due to their prison term having been doubled? These are all very big factors to consider before making a final
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