Reforming the criminal justice reform has been a focus of bipartisan support in the United States for decades, and lately the idea has turned into a political reality. The repeal of mandatory minimums has been the major concern of criminal rights activists fighting for change, in order to reduce the overcrowding of prisons and shift focus to rehabilitation of criminal offenders rather than punishment. The American criminal justice system should repeal mandatory minimums for low-level, nonviolent offenders, in an effort to reduce the harmful effects of incarceration in prisons. Mandatory minimums are guidelines that determine the minimum sentence of a criminal offender, ranging anywhere from a small fine to time served in prison. These guidelines often come under examination when applied to small crimes, where they prohibit a judge from giving a criminal offender a lesser sentence for a minor act of wrongdoing. By requiring low-level criminal offenders to serve time in jail rather than going through a rehabilitation program, the criminal justice system is unjustly ruining the lives of Americans who have simply made a mistake. Repealing mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines would allow judges to use their own discretion in determining sentences for low-level criminal offenders who do…show more content… The United States currently has the highest incarceration rate in the world—755 prisoners per 100,000 citizens (“Criminal-Justice”). This high incarceration rate is leaving more citizens with criminal records that tarnish their reputation and prevent them from contributing society upon release from jail. Another concern with high incarceration rates is the substantial overcrowding problem in jails and prisons. In order to reasonably accommodate all inmates, jails and prisons require more funding via tax dollars, which would be better suited in the community as
society. Mandatory Minimum Sentencing in the American Justice System has long been argued by both Lawmakers and the public. We will go over some of the history of mandatory minimum sentences as well as the many pros and cons to these types of sentences. Some examples of pros and cons are the overall effect on public safety, the effect on the offenders, the cost to taxpayers, the lack of discretion for Judge’s, and whether the law should be repealed.
The history of Mandatory Minimum sentencing…
English 100 (30) Research Paper Winter 2015/ Cabrita
In a persuasive 5 paragraph essay, argue one of the following topics in a clean, typed research paper (1000-1200 words) (use 3 supporting points):
a) Argue the value of people retaining their own ethnic heritage in Canada.
b) Multiculturalism has been successful in Canada.
c) Argue that more inclusiveness and acceptance of cultural differences is needed in Canada.
d) English language training and/or other services…
Due October 4th
Issues In The Prison system Essay Outline
The Prison system in the Untied states is flawed to say the least. The growing number of people incarcerated everyday is alarming. There are many issues in the prison system today, including: Overpopulation, Prison Privatization, Gang activity, Mental illness and many many more. Of course there are thousands of dangerous criminals that need to be behind bars, but there are also people sentenced to years in jail…
Essay 2 Rough Draft
I had no clue that cell phone tower workers were not properly trained to do their job. The $10 an hour rate shocked me. Our minimum wage is more than that here. I think it is shady how these giant cell phone companies contract the work out to Contractors who then subcontract the work to inexperienced people that are desperate to just have a job making money at anything.
By providing proper training and safety protocol to Cell Phone Tower Workers, fatalities…
of the rainfall but also because of human development (Brody, Zahran, Highfield, Grover, & Vedlitz, 2007). Hence, in order to improve water efficiency, water management is mandatory.
A way of successfully managing water is to adopt environmental assessment methods. These can be distinguished into two categories: the mandatory and the voluntary. The Building Regulations, which were made a legal requirement by the Building Act in 1984, are a compulsory method. They are formed to ensure the health…
including at least one (1) graphic
For this essay, each student will research and write about a specific health related topic of interest. To begin, each student will pose a health-related “research problem,” something that he or she would like to learn more about. Students can choose to develop a research problem from the “Possible Research Topics” or propose another health related problem to be checked with the professor in advance. Once the essay is complete, students will also…
if there weren’t a step-by-step process to make sure that drugs were safe and effective? Everything would pretty much fall apart. The FDA has come up with a simple five-step pathway that all drugs go through in order to be safe and efficient. This essay will describe how and what is done.
The first step in this process is discovery/concept. During the drug development there is discovery and development going on. During the discovery portion, researchers discover new drugs through new insights, many…
Reflection Essay : Too Many Laws, Too Many Prisoners
The main topic of this article is focused on American Prison; on how it has in time created such a huge population. Justice in America is rough in comparison to other rich countries , around 2.3 million people are behind bars which includes those in parole and probation and those under correctional supervision. According to top law enforcement officer in America by the name of Eric Holder, “too many Americans go to too many prisons for…
messages must be a minimum of 75 words
There are many ways in which to rate an employee’s performances in an organization. Performance appraisals are being used more and more in organizations throughout the world. Performance appraisals are periodic examinations of employee performance to ascertain how well the employee is performing relative to what is expected. (McConnell, 2007) One of the performance appraisals that are in use today is the essay approach which is currently…
March 28, 2015
Drivers Licence and Grades
ACT Prep Essay
Some state legislators have debated whether or not teenagers should have to maintain at
least a C average in order to get their drivers license. Many believe that this shows responsibility,
which then carries over into responsible driving. Others think that grades show no correlation
with getting a drivers license and that anyone applicable should be able to receive one.