Also, the less that the death sentence is invoked, the more conflicting it becomes when it is actually used. Alternative can be found to substitute for the death penalty. A huge misconception of the death penalty is that it saves society the costs of keeping inmates imprisoned for long periods of time. Ironically, the cost of the death penalty is far greater than the cost of housing a criminal for life. Appeals on the death penalty become a long, drawn-out and very expensive process.
Life without parole costs less than the death penalty (Marceau & Whitson, 2013). The death penalty is much more expensive than life in prison, mostly because of the upfront costs of the legal process which is supposed to prevent executions of innocent people. Many opponents of the death penalty argue that the millions of dollars saved by instituting life without parole could be used for education, drug and
Reason number two, studies showed that people on Death Row had changed over the dozen or so years they had been waiting for execution. It seems unreasonably cruel to me. I STILL think that there are some people who "need killing"; but I think the list of crimes that would require such a punishment would be exceedingly short, so yet again, something unnecessary, in this case pain, and suffering. Third and final reason being, After this age, the chances that a person would be a threat to society are greatly reduced. When a person reaches the age of 80, there are many limits to them.
Next I will also be talking about felonies that I think should be waived, and should not prevent a felon from voting. Thereafter I will go on to talk about the disenfranchisement of voting in 49 States and mention that Florida, Delaware, and Washington are the only states that give felons a second chance to vote by petition, for restoration of his or her voting rights. Finally I will talk about the 24th Amendment which guarantees that no person can be denied the right to vote due to the inability to pay a tax prior to voting. I’m quite sure that all citizens are not aware of this Amendment, but let’s say that the majority are aware of the 24th Amendment, who is to say that everybody is going to be financially fit to pay this tax before voting. Reformed prisoners are still having a tough time adapting to society already which includes, making a living trying to take care of themselves as well as families too.
Analysis and Application: Legal Rights Afforded to the Accused By Kimberly Fleetwood CJ227: Criminal Procedure January 31, 2012 The police were not required to take any procedural steps even though John had made incriminating statements. If they had made the decision to question him on what he was saying, then they would have been obligated to read him his Miranda Rights. It would seem to me though that the police would not stop him to ask questions. The statements he was making would have surely been admissible in court. The only thing the officers needed to do was to take John’s statement down in their report.
Patrice Foster Professor Hayaud-Din Government 2301-2406 Summer I 2012 Extra Credit Abolishing The Exclusionary Rule Word Count: Patrice Foster The Exclusionary Rule The Exclusionary Rule is a senseless rule. We should get rid of it and the police and prosecutors should be able to use the evidence even if it’s obtained in violation of the rule, because we could potentially let criminals go to satisfy this rule. This rule is so full of controversy, that it is hard to support. How can we as citizens embrace this rule? A rule that does so little to protect the law as it was made.
No Common Sense in Gun Control Stephen L. Kono Park University First Year Writing Seminar II: Academic Research and Writing EN 106 Mrs. Regina C. Muir October 11, 2013 Abstract Gun control advocates insist that increased gun control will lower the soaring crime rates of the early 70's. Gun violence is a big problem in the United States and should be reduced. Gun Control Act of 1968, did very little to lower the number of crimes committed by the use of firearms. Gun control in American history started back in 1775 and was the precursor to the American Revolution and our constitutional rights. One of the major points against gun control is the violation of your second amendment rights, you have the right to keep and bear arms for personal protection.
The laboratory of federalism and states' rights had little room to experiment in the face of the all-powerful federal government. While addressing the death penalty, victims' rights and new crimes, abolishing parole in the federal system, and adding years to sentences, crime rates started to decline... but there was no let-up in the pressure to incarcerate for 20 years. Some wrongly calculated the benefit of incapacitation, though I have to admit my own uncertainty as to that calculation. It is very likely that much less than half the crime rate decrease is due to additional
Although the rate is low, more cases of minor crimes are filed every year. More imprisonment for minor offenders is the best solution for repeat offenders and keeping the community happy. Some people say that the American prison system does not work, does not reduce crime,
When referring to the legal portion of disparity this is the component that decides the type of punishment that will be issued for the crime committed. For example, three years in prison for burglary. When determining the legal aspect it pertains to the due process of law. What many may not know is that extralegal facts are considered unrelated to the case and should never be used in determining a sentence. If extralegal factors were considered there would be the chance of discrimination if based on someone’s race, religion preference, economic status and so on.