Prison Term Policy Recommendation

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Prison Term Policy Recommendation

Tanya LaForce

University of Phoenix


Paul Frankenhauser

September 22, 2008


Prison Term Policy Recommendation

The information written herein is to inform readers of the pros and cons associated with doubling the maximum prison term for anyone convicted of armed robbery. Furthermore detailing to the reader regarding the author's professional opinion on doubling the prison sentence for those who commit armed robbery with the threat of force, whether explicitly stated or implied. In further discussion of the topic, alternatives to prison incarceration or additives to legal punishment will be mentioned including education of businesses and the general public as well as rehabilitation and reform techniques.

Armed robbery is, simply, a robbery at gunpoint. The U.S. Department of Justice defines robbery more elaborately as, the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force, threat, violence or by putting the victim in fear.

Armed robbery is also known as a heist, stickup, holdup or larceny by threat of violence (Farlex, 2007). Although gun control is an issue in this case, the topic of gun control is broad and would not focus enough on this aspect to create a heavy impact on the criminal statistics regarding armed robbery. Furthermore, because of the second amendment and the right to bear arms, there may be excessive issues related with the gun control that would assist in prevention of armed robberies. This paper will also focus on the philosophy that those who commit crimes over time are likely to escalate the offenses in severity of the crime (Conway & McCord, 2006). In response, legislation should include larger and more climatic punishments and treatments for repeat offenders.

Committing a crime with a gun...