Introduction to Criminal Justice Winter (January) term 2012 Assignment #1 Due Monday, February 6, 2012 Angel Machic Mejia The Three Strikes and you’re out law was enacted in 1994, intended to make the crime rates in California drop. The three strikes law is very effective California Felony crime is down 59%. Other states that have implemented a similar law are Texas, Washington, Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, Louisiana, Georgia and many more. The law keeps people who are convicted of felonies from being convicted more than 3 times. After their 3rd conviction they are kept in prison for life.
In some states, the individual must be convicted of two serious felonies for the three strikes law to apply, while in others any felonies count towards the third strike. Critics of the three strike law express many strong arguments against their harsh legal statute. Our society has ultimately had an issue with the three strikes law. Some people have said that the law “destroys the flexibility of the courts and the judge, it is unjust in certain conditions, and it adds more criminals to an already crowded and expensive criminal system”
Tonight he would overcome his fear of talking to the public about something he really cares deeply about. This topic was surprisingly unselﬁsh in the reasons he was bringing it up as an issue. Dan has a problem with the ‘Three Strike’ law in California, stating that if you have obtained three felony accounts, violent or nonviolent, you will be sentenced to life imprisonment. The three strikes law in California, instituted in 1993, had the original purpose of taking career criminals off the streets, making out communities and our and streets more safe. However the real impact of the law was ﬁlling prisons with non-violent offenders for decades at a time.
This house was a shot gun house, you could fire a gun from the front door and it goes straight through the back door not hitting anything. On January 8, 1935 Gladys delivered a stillborn son named Jesse Garon the 35 minutes later Elvis Aron was born. The new parents were unable to pay the doctors bill, so he collected welfare. By the time Elvis was three his father was sent to prison for forgery. He pled guilty and sentenced to three years at Parchment Farms Penitentiary.
RIVERSIDE: Fugitive shot to death by police | FRANK BELLINO/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Riverside Police Officer put up barricades to cover the body of a man that was shot and killed by police on the 5600 Block of Harold Street in Riverside, Feb.18, 2012. 1 | of | 3 | | | | BY BRIAN ROKOS STAFF WRITER email@example.com Published: 18 February 2012 04:15 PM A Text Size A man wanted on a felony arrest warrant who told a friend he would rather die than return to jail was shot to death Saturday when, Riverside police Chief Sergio Diaz said, he pulled a gun on officers who were trying to arrest him. The man’s mother, Gramercy Place resident Lorie Rivera, identified him as Danny James Bond, 38. His driver’s license lists him as a San Bernardino
Vincent Flores Phil102 Mon/Wed 11-12:20 The Death Penalty The state of California is having difficulty deciding whether or not to keep the death penalty. Currently there are 714 people on death row; yet, California has only executed 13 people since 1976.California officials cannot deliver what they are sentencing considering the number of people on death row in comparison to how many death sentences are made each year. Last year, 78 death sentences were given by California's court systems compared to the 315 that were given in 1996, Dieter explained. For instance, The Green River Killer, Gary Leon Ridgeway, was sentenced to California's death row for murdering 48 women and throwing their bodies into the Green River. The Author supports their position by stating, “What we refuse to accept is the severity of the crimes the individuals on death row have committed.
1178; (1998) 142 S.J.L.B. 248; (1998) 142 S.J.L.B. 230; Times, July 23, 1998 Case Digest Subject: Criminal procedure Other related subjects: Criminal law Keywords: Intention; Jury directions; Murder Summary: jury directions; murder; intention; appropriate direction to be given on accused's intention Abstract: W appealed against the dismissal of his appeal against conviction of the murder of his three month old son, whom he had thrown onto a hard surface after losing his temper, arguing that he had not intended to cause the baby serious harm. The trial judge had, towards the close of his summing up, which was otherwise in accordance with R. v Nedrick (Ransford Delroy)  1 W.L.R. 1025 , directed the jury that they could infer such an intention if they were satisfied that, in throwing his son, W appreciated that there was a substantial risk of causing serious injury.
For example, use of a firearm during commission of a felony carries an automatic three year sentence, on average, when convicted in a court of law. With all of these laws and background checks on the books, one would think that gun-related crime would be non-existent. However, the criminals
| Unit 1 SO0752A | Introduction to Crime and Deviance | | | | | “Why is it important to understand what constitutes crime?” | In the 21st century it is important for a variety of reasons to understand what constitutes crime. Not only does it broaden the criminological imagination but it allows you to questions the stereotypical images of crime presented to us on a daily basis through the media. We can also gain a more insightful understanding of the problem of crime. For many crime is seen as an act that breaks the law. According to Tappan’s (1947 p.100, quoted in Muncie et al 2010 p.4) “crime is an intentional act in violation of criminal law (statutory or case law), committed without defence or excuse and penalised by the state as a felony or misdemeanour”.
That is why they were put into effect, because anyone that doesn’t obey them is punished to the full extent of the law. Though there are several more ways to sentence a criminal, only three of them will be talked about throughout this paper. The first is deterrence. Deterrence shows people that criminal acts are not okay and should not be committed. Deterrence also helps to prevent crime in two ways.