Essays Tagged: "violent offenders"

Societies Scapegoat

80SOCIETIES SCAPEGOATYouth crimes are on a continual rise. It seemsthat everyday violent offenders keep getting youngerand more aggressive. We turn on the news only to hearthat a te ... icant consequences for youth crimein our justice system. Maybe we should impose stifferpenalties on violent offenders, instead of morecensorship on TV. Kids would not have such a tendencyto mug, beat, ... ers if therewere tougher consequences for doing so.The Japanese are responsible for some of the mostviolent cartoons ever created to date. I mean thesethings make our R rated movies look like a walk i ...

(6 pages) 91 0 4.4 Mar/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Stike Out Three Strikes

whole life andwas still free to kill again. Soon people began calling for laws that would put repeatviolent offenders behind bars for life. The premise of the new laws became an easy issuefor politici ... Of these people that taxpayers are paying to imprison Mauersuggests that as many as 80% will be non-violent offenders. So far 80% of the second andthird strike offenses have been for non-violent crime ...

(4 pages) 135 0 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Parole Release Should parole release be abolished?

oblem in most prisons. Between 1986 and 1991, prisons have seen a 41% increase in the population of violent offenders, for drug related offenses the number has risen three-fold. One would see parole a ...

(2 pages) 108 1 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Restorative and Community Justice

ngthen the bonds within the community. Restorative justice is an alternative to corrections for non-violent offenders and offers them a second chance. These non-violent offenders would work in closely ... be quite high.SummaryI feel that the restorative approach is a much better way of working with non-violent offenders, rather than incarcerating them. This way it gives the offender the opportunity to ...

(4 pages) 214 0 3.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Prison Overcrowding talks about why prisons are overcrowded, and solutions to it

l money, dangerous conditions for both prisoners and guards alike, and to the early release of many violent offenders. In order to fix the problem of prison overcrowding in Canada, it is imperative to ... eased sense of insecurity and hostility amongst guards and inmates. More hostile conditions lead to violent behavior in the prisons. Many guards are assaulted on a daily basis by inmates because of an ...

(6 pages) 335 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

"The Ultimate Survivor" An effective problem/solution essay based on what I have learned about irony by reading "A Modest Proposal".

ing with Cain killing his brother Abel. All through history decent society has endeavored to change violent offenders by putting them in prison. This does not stop the problem because criminals love t ... r crimes to society so that when they are let out of prison on a "technicality", they are even more violent and despicable. The cost of sending criminals to prison today is outrageous because of all t ...

(3 pages) 47 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Why do kids Kill?

.Problem StatementLiving in a fantasy world is fine for children, but for psychologically disturbed violent offenders, the phrase rings ominous. Medical experts do not believe that sociopaths can be " ... specifically geared to produce them. There is a system that is valueless, uneducated, unrealistic, violent, and creates artificially generated expectations of "equality" based on a supposedly "level" ...

(3 pages) 29 0 4.1 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Prison Overcrowding: Causes and Solutions to Fix the Problem

hundreds of thousands of suspects who spend millions on drugs but the cost to incarcerate these non-violent offenders exceeds billions of dollars and much of that money is coming from the taxpayers' p ... pockets. One way to address this problem is to reverse the current trend of putting first time, non-violent drug offenders in prison and instead sentence these offenders to boot camp and counselling c ...

(10 pages) 261 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Why Drugs Should Be Legal

the D.E.A., and house drug-offenders in prison. The prisons are full of drug-related criminals, and violent offenders go free earlier because of this. Which would you prefer walking the streets, a rap ... nd drug cartels in foreign countries would be devastated. Prisons would not be overcrowded with non-violent offenders, and violent offenders would have to serve their time rather than be released due ...

(3 pages) 26 0 0.0 Feb/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Oklahoma Prisons

he Truth in the Sentencing Bill. Oklahoma prisoner statistics are astonishing when broken down into violent and non-violent, female and male, and percentages of minorities compared to education and me ... effective if used for rehabilitation facilities or drug courts rather than private prisons for non-violent offenders.        Cries of injustice and inhumanity echo through Oklahoma, ...

(6 pages) 27 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

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Neil Condon CRJS 600 Dr. Richeson Nonviolent Offenders ? Is Incarceration the Answer? ?It?s really clear that the most effective way to t ... ation the Answer? ?It?s really clear that the most effective way to turn a nonviolent person into a violent one is to send them to prison,? says Harvard University criminologist James Gilligan. The Am ... prison,? says Harvard University criminologist James Gilligan. The American prison system takes nonviolent offenders and makes them live side-by-side with hardened killers. The very nature of prison, ...

(6 pages) 54 1 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

The Three Strikes Law is Lost in a Dessert         The

be inadequate. It requires a huge amount of money to keep it in effect, while it mostly strikes non-violent criminals and causes early release of hard-core criminals. Thus, the law is ineffective when ... es' law more often accrues for a minor felony. People go to prison for much less. Often there is no violent crime at all and they are struck out. The statistics have shown that more than half of the ' ...

(3 pages) 553 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

The Insanity Defense: Crazy or Not?

tually a way to foster criminal behavior. People who are sent to prison are more likely to come out violent offenders than they were when they went in there. If someone is mentally weak in any way, su ...

(3 pages) 38 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Prison is Getting us Nowhere

son and jail expenditures in 1978. Twenty-four billion of that was spent on the incarceration of nonviolent offenders. The 1990's were witness to the largest prison population increase in U.S. history ... public safety.The expansion of America's prisons has been largely driven by the incarceration of nonviolent offenders. The percentage of violent offenders held in state prisons has actually declined f ...

(7 pages) 129 0 4.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Budget article Analysis

ll be tough on crime, but easier on the budget.There is a big need for locking up the repeat and violent offenders. Just because there is a rise in incarcerations, does reflect an increase in crime ...

(4 pages) 84 0 5.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

War on Drugs and Prison Overcrowding

hundreds of thousands of suspects who spend millions on drugs but the cost to incarcerate these non-violent offenders exceeds billions of dollars and much of that money is coming from the taxpayers' p ... pockets. One way to address this problem is to reverse the current trend of putting first time, non-violent drug offenders in prison and instead sentence these offenders to boot camp and counseling co ...

(3 pages) 84 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Violence and Today's Youth

s. Research suggests that these forms of exposure to violence during childhood increase the risk of violent behavior during adolescence by as much as 40% (Elliott 1997). Still, most who are victims of ... , most who are victims of violence and physical abuse at a young age do not go on to become serious violent offenders. While exposure to real violence and physical abuse on the part of family members ...

(6 pages) 48 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative