At first glance, it seems like a good idea to have the driving age raised to eighteen, but it is not as beneficial as it seems. Nationally, about forty percent of American teen deaths are from motor vehicle crashes, making them a major concern for parents and teens alike, but raising the driving age won’t fix this, and it could actually make this statistic worse. There are good reasons as to why the driving age should not be raised: it is inexperience not young age that causes crashes, parents of minors are allowed to deny their children licenses or permits, and raising the driving age would make it harder to get drivers proper training. It is true that the risk of crashing is higher for the sixteen to eighteen age group than any other. This is the main reason that a lot of people want to have the driving age raised.
According to the American Academy of Political & Social Science, “America’s prisons and jails have become repositories for high school dropouts, thereby obscuring the degree of disadvantage faced by black men in the contemporary United States and the relative competitiveness of the U.S. workforce”. “Furthermore, evidence shows that spending time in jail affects future wages of minorities at a greater rate than white ex-cons” (2014). By no means, it should be suggested that because an individual is uneducated they will end up in prison. Although, the evidence does show that the majority of offenders are usually high school dropouts. According to Rumberger (2001), “intervention strategies should be put in place that focuses on providing resources that supports, strengthens, or restructure the families, schools, and communities of potential dropouts.
Mandatory sentencing, especially when applied to juveniles, merely lead to-and would lead to, if applied again in the future-higher prison populations, psychological damage to those sentenced under it, and the obstruction of the possibility of rehabilitation. Hazel Lalara said in an interview with Four Corners, ‘We'll be losing our young people. We'll be losing our people. We'll be losing our culture’ due to mandatory sentencing as applied from 1997 to 2001, and little evidence has been presented to deter this from happening were such laws to be ever implemented
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And lastly in the Bill Of Rights, amendment 3, “No soldier shall, in the time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law. These where created to prevent such abuse of power from happening again. In conclusion, it is clear that many factor lead to the creation of both the Constitution and the Bill Of Rights. The grievances set forth by the colonist where justified and their reactions helped shape the foundation on which the country was built and the reason why we enjoy such freedoms
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In these next few pages I will discuss due process and its origins. I will also explain how due process protects the accused against abuses by the federal government. The rights and privileges of a person accused of a crime have its beginnings from England’s writ of “Habeas Corpus”, Latin for “you have the body”. Habeas Corpus requires that a prisoner can be released from unlawful detention through our founding fathers framing of the Bill of Rights (Kelly, 2013). In our modern legal system these include the presumption of innocence, trial by jury, representation by counsel, prohibition against an unreasonable search and seizure and the right to a speedy trial (“U.S.