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?
I think if a wealthy person has the means to pay restitution to help the family and at the same time this reduces or helps them avoid a sentence, I am ok with it. I think the victim deserves to be compensated and locking up a person who has means is not always the best idea since this person has substantial income; this can only be to the benefit of the victim. If I were the victim, I would rather receive restitution than see the person locked up in prison. I think a hit to the pocket book may sometimes create more of an impact, especially to a person of means,
Based on my assessment, I have concluded that there are more negative aspects to the bill passing rather than positive ones. First, I will discuss to you the positive outcomes I see should the bill be passed. If the punishment for committing armed robbery were doubly harsh, there is a strong likelihood that it will deter criminals from committing such crimes. In turn this would lower crime rates relatively around the country. Lower crime rates is another possible positive outcome.
The second strategy is to reduce the time that offenders spend in prison. This may be done by speeding up court hearings for those who are detained before trial. In addition, the length of sentences imposed on offenders can be reduced, or prisoners who behaved may be released early for good behavior. Some countries have adopted parole as a means to do this. In my opinion both strategies combined will be the best solution.
I believe that offenders deserve a chance to rehabilitate themselves and parole provides that opportunity. The situation of parole has points of concern; the parole hearing and its proceedings, the victim, and the offender released on parole and the effect he or she has on the community. Overcrowding in prison is common among jail and prisons today. California has overcrowding issues and hopes to build new prisons to rectify the problem.
This would cut down on crime rates because people would be legal now and they can be tracked if they did something illegal. The amnesty would only overwrite their illegal immigration status it would not erase their previous crimes. So if people commit crimes now the government would have a large number of finger print data to match against these people that would have otherwise been off the
With doing so, we will be able to see more financial backing to the American people and the federal government’s spending on securing illegal immigrants will be used on supporting more of the American people. Work Cited Fitzgerald, Mary. "Illegal Immigrants' Cost to Government Studied.” Washington Post. The Washington Post Company, 26 Aug. 2004. Web.