Mandatory minimum sentencing has the most talked about lately in the criminal justice system. This sentencing has both positive and negative outlooks. Let’s start with the positive outlooks on how this sentencing is beneficial. Mandatory minimum sentencing address two of the world’s main acknowledged problem, sentencing disparity and unduly lenient sentences. Mandatory minimum sentencing guarantees that the sentencing fits the crime not the person. It is also said that, it prevents crime because of the effects after serving the sentence. Putting away offenders, protects the public and allows the offenders to get help and to evaluate their well-beings. Mandatory Minimum sentences help eliminate personal bias. It creates equality with the different genders that commit the same crime. With mandatory sentencing, you can guarantee that judgements will be steady throughout the justice system. With the help of mandatory minimum sentencing, crimes rates can lead to a decrease in our communities.
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the effect on the offenders, the cost to taxpayers, the lack of discretion for Judge’s, and whether the law should be repealed.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 laws…
December 10, 2012
In this assignment I will define indeterminate and determinate sentencing. I will also support an argument that will be effective for addressing a crime. Finally I will summarize my assessment of the sentencing models.
Indeterminate sentencing is the legal…
Every American taxpayer is a stakeholder in the United States prison crisis. The combined yearly cost of the corrections department (information gathered from only 40 states where numbers were available) is 39 billion dollars (Henrickson, 2012). This budget gives the United States the distinctive honor of having, “the costliest prison system in the world” (Lindorff, 2009) and causing American citizens to pay the most per capita for their prison system. The real cost, however, is even greater. This…
scenarios and list the pros and cons of both the legalization of marijuana or keeping it an illegal drug.
In the 1600’s, American’s made hemp for rope, sails, and clothing. Marijuana is the mixture of dried, shredded flowers and leaves that comes from the hemp plant. In the early 1900’s, Mexicans fleeing to the United States, introduced the use of marijuana to the recreational use of the plant. By 1931, twenty nine states outlawed the use of marijuana. In 1951, stricter sentencing laws were put in…
Three Strikes Law 2
Three Strikes Law
The Three Strikes Law has been a subject of much debate since its introduction as a regulation in 1993. The Three Strikes law was enacted in 1994 and is widely recognized as the harshest sentencing law in the United States. “The State of Texas was the first State to enact such a law in 1974.” (Laws.com) California passed its own law enacting a Three Strikes Law that mandates a sentence of 25 years to life for a third felony conviction.…
their records. These crimes, a
particular list of offenses that count as “strikes,” include residential burglary, murder, attempted
murder, rape, robbery and arson. An offender who already had one strike on his or her record
would face double the minimum prison term once convicted of any new felony - not just those
defined as strikes. In addition, the offender would have to complete 85 percent of the sentence
before release from prison. An offender with two existing strikes on his or her record…
Death Penalty: Right or Wrong?
Death Penalty: Right or Wrong?
One main question regarding whether the United States should apply the death penalty as a form of punishment is a heated debate in American politics. The topic is so divisive because it deals with death, which is permanent. Life is valued in every society, and when life is taken away, emotions rise. Most human beings maintain a strong underlying fear of death, so they want…
CHAPTER 5: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Intellectual Property: any property resulting from intellectual, creative processes – products of an individuals; mind
Trademark: distinctive marl, motto, device, or emblem that a manufacturer affixes to the goods it produces so that they may be identified on the market and their origins made known (10 YEAR PERIOD – RENEWABLE)
CASE 5.1 – Coca-Cola v. Koke Co. of America
Koke can’t use the name because Coke was so common and well known, but Dope wasn’t an infringement…
Table of Contents
I.) INTRODUCTORY PRINCIPLES 2
A.) Efficiency and Other Concepts 2
B.) Agency and Partnership Law 2
II.) INTRODUCTION TO THE CORPORATE FORM 16
A.) Formation and Structure 16
B.) Debt, Equity, and Valuation 22
III.) CONTROL OF CORPORATE DECISIONS 32
A.) The Role of the Shareholder 32
B.) Management Obligations 50
1.) Duty of Care 51
2.) Duty of Loyalty 56
3.) Duty of Fairness: Parent-Subsidiary Relationships 63
4.) Duty of Good Faith 64
5.) Management Obligations…
The Demonic Era recap
-two main paths that can lead you to the devil? Temptation (choice), possession
Modern Day ‘Witch Hunts?’
-A witch hunt occurs any time a group of people persecutes another group unfairly, usually blaming that other group for larger problems, form of a socially constructed problem
-e.g. expansion of AIDS blaming on homosexuals, blaming unemployment rates on immigration
-early 1900s Chinese immigrants come to Canada to work on the railroads…