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  • Dostoyevsky's The House Of The Dead
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    Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The House of the Dead Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow on Nov. 11, 1825. Ash is father was a former military surgeon, Dostoyevsky grew up in the noble class. He entered the military engineering school at St. Petersburg at age 16. Shortly after graduating, he resigned his commission and devoted all his time to writing. However, he soon became caught up in the movement for political and social reform during the reign of Tsar Nicholas I. He began to participat...
  • Prisons Of Fear
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    America, the 'Revenge-Minded Nation,' has created the conditions for a rising crime rate, and 'invited her people in. ' Crime in America has become a multibillion dollar Corporation for the Judicial System. The Corporation itself breeds white collar Criminals. The little man is nothing more than a tax slave who, at the cost of being revenge-minded, has bought into the problem, and not the solution. Good people in the middle are held in prisons of fear is the crime rate rises around them. Soma sa...
  • Mandatory Minimum Sentences
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    Many prisons throughout the United States have been experiencing the problem of over crowdedness. This is not a new issue though, in April of 1978 New York State was already feeling the affect of crowded prisons. In an attempt to alleviate the problem the state tried to buy Riches Island from New York City. Since then a rise in population and in poverty have increased the problem and the government has been think of solutions ever since. The main problem was coming up with programs that kept cri...
  • Type Of Legislation
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    The new Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act (2003) In Queensland permits prisoners to be kept in prison beyond their release date where a court finds that there is a 'high degree of probability' that they represent a 'serious danger to the community'. Other jurisdictions have enacted similar legislation to restrict the release of prisoners assessed to be dangerous. Do you think that dangerousness legislation of this sort is justified or unjustified? Several states across the Country have ...
  • 95 Of Non Violent Drug Offenders
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    In recent years several mandatory sentencing laws have been put into motion. The original goals of the mandatory sentencing laws were to stop repeat offenders and to exhibit a "get tough attitude" on crime. These laws have not been working as intended, instead mandatory sentencing has led to some unfortunate consequences. Some of these consequences are overcrowding in prisons and less prison based rehabilitation. Mandatory sentencing laws do not narrowly target major drug traffickers. Today ther...
  • Inmate In Prison
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    PAROLE SHOULD BE ABOLISHED The procedure known as "parole" in the criminal justice system has been in practice in the United States since the late 1800's when it was begun in a reformatory in Elmira, New York. It's process provides for early conditional release from prison for convicted felons, after part of their prison sentence has been served, and they are found to be eligible for parole based on factors such as: conduct while incarcerated, rehabilitative efforts / progress, type of offense, ...
  • Crack Cocaine
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    Sentencing disparities are an equally inequitable derivative of mandatory sentencing which requires increased sentences for crack cocaine violations, while offering flexible alternatives in cases arising from powder cocaine arrests. Powder cocaine is used by predominantly white middle-class or suburban defendants. More than 71 percent of women in federal prison and 35 percent of female state inmates have been convicted of drug offenses, usually involving crack cocaine, which carries mandatory se...
  • Electric Chair Cruel And Unusual Punishment
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    This topic is a very controversial one. The paper you are about to read could cause intense arguments between some groups of people. All that doesnt matter to me because when you finish reading this, you will agree with me if you dont already. First off, many people consider the electric chair cruel and unusual punishment. What I dont get is that people think this even though in order to be eligible to get sentenced to the electric chair, they have to be proven guilty of killing someone. Dont yo...
  • Sutton's Robberies
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    Willie Sutton Born on June 30, 1901, in Brooklyn, New York, Willie Sutton was the fourth of five children. He attended school through eighth grade, then left home to secure a job. Sutton's employment included jobs as a clerk, a driller and a gardener. His longest continuous employment lasted 18 months. Sutton was married in 1929, but his wife divorced him after he was incarcerated. He remarried in 1933. Before his death, Sutton co-authored "I, Willie Sutton" and "Where the Money Was". Willie Sut...
  • Mandatory Minimum Sentence
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    Mandatory Minimums: Cruel and Unusual Punishment Two decades ago it was not uncommon for Americans to believe they had one of the best criminal justice systems in the world. Unfortunately, with the enormous drug trade coming to a pinnacle and the effects of drugs on more and more suburban youth, the government felt a desperate measure had to be taken. In the mid-1980's congress passed a series of strict laws to keep illegal drugs off the street. What they did not know was how inhumane, cost inef...
  • Term From A Sentence Range
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    Research Paper Structured Sentencing Promising to get tough on crime has become popular with politicians and much of the public. But in the late 1980's North Carolina came to realize that the promise can carry a high price, resulting in expensive prison-building programs, diminished space for violent offenders, a mismatch between sentences and actual time served, violations of federal decrees on prison overcrowding, and ultimately, a broad failure of public confidence in the judicial and correct...
  • Inmates In The States Prisons
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    Outsourcing Inmates is a Bad Move Governor Greg Benson wants to outsource the states medium security prisoners. Outsourcing would mean send inmates in the states prisons out of state to serve their prison sentence. We would be sending these inmates who aren't just a number; they are fathers, sons, and grandchildren to prisons in states such as Texas or Georgia. He says this will help with over crowding and will save New Hampshire tax payers money. Shipping inmates out of state will hurt the comm...
  • Sentencing Women To Prison
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    This paper will address the issues surrounding the criminal incarceration of women in American society through the discussion of the views of Meda Chesney-Lind in her 1997 paper "Vengeful Equity: Sentencing Women to Prison". It will present critical reasons of incarceration dealing with the onset of the "Rockefeller Laws", problems with translation, and results. In the paper I will also present solutions of Chesney-Lind as well as my own opinion for possible options other then common prison sent...
  • Majesty's Prison Service
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    Do Prisons Rehabilitate? In this essay, I shall be focusing on the whether or Prisons rehabilitate offenders. I will do this by focusing mainly on the Prison Service in England & Wales, the reason for this, being that the data and statistics for England & Wales are easier to obtain than that of other countries. The main information I will be referring to will be the rates of conviction, types of imprisonment, types of non-custodial sentences. Also I will explore some of the current methods of of...
  • Average Prison Sentence
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    It is possible to discover the motives driving women to commit crime after observing criminal cases in which women were involved. Late night in August 1997, a Tacoma, Washington, woman named Brenda Lee Working called her estranged husband, Michael, and told him that her car had broken down, stranding her and their two preschool daughters in a wooded area on a military base. When Michael Working came to her aid, it turned out to be an ambush. Brenda shot him several times, hitting him in the arm ...
  • Mr Jackson Of Course
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    Mr. Jackson, seeing as you have been found guilty of murder in the first degree by the citizens of the Great Republic Of Texas, I have no choice but to sentence you to death by means of lethal injection, to be administered by a state-appointed prison medical technician within 90 days' time. But I'll have you know, Mr. Jackson, that as harsh as this punishment may seem, trust me when I tell you that it hurts the state of Texas much more than it hurts you. I must say, I can hardly believe the lack...
  • California's Use Of A Supermax Prison
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    The purpose of this paper is to review, contrast and to give our opinion on the effectiveness of criminal sentencing and sending a criminal to jail as a deterrent to future crime. Each jurisdiction has a uniqueness not shared by the others, Great Britain has a no gun law, Minnesota uses sentencing guidelines, California aggressively sentences repeat offenders and the Federal Government still uses capital punishment, in our opinion some of the unique methods do deter crime, and some of the most c...
  • Positive Effects Prison Guidelines
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    In a news article written in the Greensboro News Record it was brought to the public's attention that the state of North Carolina was planning on opening up three new prisons some time this year. It is estimated that it will cost around $8 million to staff the facilities. People may wonder as to why the prisons are becoming so over crowded, and it would be easy for those same people to think that more crimes are being committed now a days then ever before. According to an article written by Matt...
  • Penalties And Sentences Act Of 1992
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    he current Penalties and Sentencing system used in Queensland is ineffective. The current system does not adequately apply the five purposes for imposing sentences on offenders set out in the Penalties and Sentences Act of 1992. (Gibbon, Pg 342) The current court system fails to make the penalty fit the crime. Sentences issued to offenders committing serious crimes are too lenient and custodial sentences issued to offenders committing minor offences are inadequate, alternative sentencing solutio...
  • Bail For Third Strike Offenders
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    Against Three Strikes By failing to report his change of address, Eric Barr fell victim to California's three strikes law and was sentenced to 25 years-to-life without the possibility of parole. Yes, Eric Barr broke the law and should be punished, but to send him to prison for the rest of his life for this offense is absurd. This penalty is excessive and disproportionate to the crime Eric committed. The three strikes law is a violation of the cruel and unusual punishment clause of the V Amendmen...

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