Prison Term Policy Recommendation CJA/323 September 19, 2011 Jacqueline Waltman Abstract As a criminologist and someone who works as an advisor to a member of the state legislature that will soon hold a vote on a bill that will determine whether or not the maximum prison term for any person who is convicted of armed robbery should be doubled I will do my best to give an opinionated view on this subject that will be substantial enough for the person to whom I am advising to make a quality decision. My boss understands that the bill being placed before us is one that is incredibly popular but questions the merit of the bill because they are afraid the new legislation will not do much good. I will advise my boss by making recommendations
Prison Term Policy Recommendation Proposal XXXXXXXXXX CJA 314: Criminology August 6, 2012 XXXXXXXXXXXX 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. I will provide recommendations as to whether or not this prison policy would be the best benefit for parties that are involved. Prison Term Policy Recommendation Proposal The state legislature will be voting on a bill that will double the maximum prison time that an individual will receive for armed robbery if convicted. The reason for this proposal is too help give different solutions that may help the state legislation members see other solutions that may be more beneficial. The bill is popular with the state legislature; there is a must to examine the factors that could be a factor.
He is very experienced in criminal law and is against mandatory sentencing. This journal presents information that the mandatory sentencing policy in the U.S. is a failure. It argues that Legislators thought that they could “get tough on crime,” especially drug crime. I feel this source gives educated reasons as to why drug policy needs to be changed. It also backs up my other sources with the same research results; by removing the sentencing discretion of judges, and replacing it with mandatory jail sentences, we are sending more offenders to prison instead of programs designed to rehabilitate.
The Effects of Felony Convictions RaShawnda Anderson Kaplan University The Effects of Felony Convictions The effects of felony convictions are a very hot topic in America. This is because there are many Americans that commit crimes and are punished yet still deal with the effects for years to come. Felons are a part of society and should be treated as such especially if they are reformed. A person can commit a crime that results in a felony and twenty years later still suffer the harsh reality of certain privileges being taken away. Yes, an individual should be punished for their crimes but the effects of a felony conviction should not include or affect that person’s right to vote, finding employment, or the pursuance of a higher education.
Running head: Community-Based Corrections Unit #1 Assignment Expository Essay Community-Based Corrections Rose M. Pope CJ524-01N: Community-Based Corrections Kaplan University Professor: Dr. Patricia Warren April 29, 2011 ABSTRACT "The population of offenders are changing very rapidly as well as the characteristics with today's criminals. In order to meet the change correction officials must meet the challenge. We must understand that the criminals are more oriented towards violence and drug use than criminals in the past. "A change in the correctional philosophy and redesigns of community-based correctional institutions is called to meet the characteristically changing of the criminal population in the late 1970's. Drug-free and nonviolent offenders who dominated the prison populations in the 1940-1970 are still a substantial minority.
This seems to show the weakness of the criminal justice system. However, does the dramatically increased number of prisoners necessarily prove that the prison system is not working? Is it possible that the growth resulted from the changes of the laws as more things become illegal, the federal government passes minimum mandatory sentences? Perhaps many crimes for which a person would not have been sent to prison now require a prison term. That could be the reason for the increase.
This soon spirals out of control and ends up with Ricky getting shot at the train station towards the end of the film. The director is trying to show how difficult it is for young people to get out of the never ending circle of gun crime. The message of the film is anti gun crime, trying to show young people living in the poorer communities who are more vulnerable to violence or gun crime will sooner or later pay the price unless they have the strength that Ricky didn’t have in-order to step out. Gun crime is often made into a big fuss by the media and glamorised as such. It is important that violence and gun crime are talked about in films and that young people are made to see the real side of it, because people are getting killed often in events where youths are carrying guns, this often appears on the news.
In addition to this appalling immediate toll, child abuse is thought to have many harmful long-term consequences” (“James Poterba 1”). Janet Currie and Erdal Tekin are two people that focus on the effect of child maltreatment on crime using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent health. They focus on crime because it is one of the most socially costly potential outcomes of maltreatment, and because the proposed mechanisms linking maltreatment and crime are relatively well elucidated in the literature. “The various studies that show that having access to a gun at home increases the propensity to commit a variety of crimes, by about 30 percent among adolescents. Decreases in gun ownership over the 1990s can explain up to a third of the decline in ceime over the same period.
However, the reality is that the result of some hate crimes does affect the victims in a monetary way. Of the 7,164 reported hate crimes 41.8 percent were against property (fbi.gov, 2013). Acts carried out were cross burnings, defacement of property, and destruction of property that have cost the victims a great deal of money to repair. There are cases when the damage or intimidation has caused the victims to relocate or purchase fire arms to protect themselves (Barnes & Ephross, 1994), which is another expense directly contributed to the crime. Not only does the person(s) under attack financially suffer, but the city and community loose too.
I also believe that crime leads to more violence. When we talk about a criminal behaviour it usually involves violence, for example, robberies, assaults, gang conflicts, etc. So my opinion: Crime and violence breaks the community. 2. How is poverty and crime connected?