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  • Male And Female Offenders
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    The purpose of prison is to punish the offender and act as a deterrent to those who commit crime. Prison is necessary to contain dangerous and violent offenders; it is not an effectual system of criminal reform because it does not stop re-offending. Our prisons have become community wastebaskets and the only way to put the boot in this costly tendency is to supply effective drug treatment, mental health care, and community sentences. Prison should be reserved for dangerous and violent offenders,...
  • Legal Status Of Children In Society
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    Introduction The legal status of children in society is in itself a complicated issue. Children are the most vulnerable members of society. The Canadian legal system protects the children through established institutions and laws. These laws and institutions are enforced within both the legal system and the community to ensure that the rights of the children are protected. Many organizations exist in Canadian society to promote public awareness and active involvement of the community. The Canadi...
  • Non Violent Offenders In Prison
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    California's Proposition 184: Three Strikes and You " re Out Last year in California voters approved a controversial ballot initiative. Proposition 184, also known as the three strikes and you " re outlaw, was passed on November 9, 1994. Under this new legislation repeat offenders, upon committing their third felony offense, will be sentenced to a mandatory twenty-five years to life in prison (California 667). The initiative passed by a landslide, with 76% of the voters in favor of it. The State...
  • Steel Money From My Own Parents
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    The first fall of snow is not only an event, but it is a magical event. You go to the bed in one kind of world and wake up to find yourself in another, quite different. If all the snow fell at once in one shattering crash, the event would be robbed of its wonder. But it flutters down soundlessly hour after hour while we are asleep. And then, what an extraordinary change it is! Indeed, sometimes it's hard to believe that such big a change can take place in a very short period of time. All what su...
  • Sex Offender
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    In July of 1994, a little girl named, Megan Kanka, was raped and strangled. They found her body near her home in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. The story of thing young girl has shocked the nation. The man responsible for this brutal act is named, Jesse Timmendequas. He had been convicted twice prior to this attack. He also served six years in a treatment facility and had been released. Many people said that he was a quiet man, and this left them to think he was harmless. Unfortunately, this was...

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