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  • 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 ...
  • McKinney And Henderson
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    Matthew Shepard Case Brief Facts: Twenty one year old, University of Wyoming college student, Matthew Shepard, died October 12, 1998 at 12: 53 a.m. after spending five days in a comma due to massive injuries and head trauma in a robbery and hate crime assault (Matthew Shepard, 2000 [on-line]). Matthew Shepard met Aaron McKinney (22) and Russell Henderson (21) of Laramie in a local bar called Fireside Lounge. McKinney and Henderson had been drinking. The two led Shepard to believe they were gay a...
  • Repeat Crimes
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    Argument for Keeping Repeat Offenders in Jail Why do killers, rapists, and child molesters go free? A large portion of early release prisoners commit serious crimes after being released. In fact,' in a three year follow-up of 108,850 state prisoners released in 1983 from institutions in 11 states, within three years sixty percent of violent crime offenders were re-arrested. More than half of those charged with violent crimes were discharged within two years. ' (from Truth In Sentencing by James ...
  • Mandatory Minimum Sentences
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    In recent years, drug policy has been dramatically impacted by an upsurge in popularity for Mandatory Minimum policies, especially in terms of sentencing for drug offenses. This policy has become a hotly debated topic, with its implications reaching beyond those that affect just the drug dealers and users. As a result, a new debate has begun, specifically whether mandatory minimum sentences have a racial or ethnic bias. I plan to focus my paper on whether it can be determined that mandatory mini...
  • Sample Essay
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    Below is a short sample of the essay "How has John Braithwaite contributed to debates on crime, and what are the policy implications of his work? ". If you sign up you could be reading the rest of this essay in under two minutes. All coursework comes with the original word document, complete with any pictures or graphs included. Registered users should log in to be redirected to the full essay... lp offers as to the sentencing gap between of feces, minimum punsihmetns or maximum limits. This mea...
  • Martin Bryant
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    Introduction Crime is an act or omission that harms individuals and ultimately society as a whole; for which punishments are determined by the law, and is enforced by the state. The objective of criminal law is to prevent certain behaviour that society feels is harmful, potentially harmful, unacceptable or undesirable. In relation to Port Arthur, this shocking and disgraceful conduct has been regarded as the worst ever crime committed on Australian territory. The sole perpetrator, Martin Bryant ...
  • Victim's Advocate In The Sentencing Process
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    Over the last twenty years "we have had considerable impact on the advancement of victims' rights, expansion of services for victims and upon government policy". I agree with that statement. Until about thirty years ago, the rights and interests of victims of crime were given little recognition. Since then, the change has been steady and significant. The Parliament of South Australia has legislated to confer rights on victims. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Act, and provisions in the Crimina...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Three Strikes And Truth In Sentencing Legislation
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    The actual? law? has five major moving parts. First there is the ballot initiative (i.e. Proposition 184), then there is the actual statute that was passed, and then there are three other code sections that identify the types of violations that count as? strikes? against you. Those other types of sections are labeled juvenile felonies, serious felonies, or violent felonies. In 1997 the Wisconsin State Assembly voted 86-8 to approve what many supporters call a? truth- in- sentencing? bill. The bi...
  • Three Separate Crimes
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    A Game You Can t Win The American public is alarmed about crime, and with good reason. Our crime rate is unacceptably high, and many Americans feel like prisoners in their own homes, afraid to venture out for fear of becoming another statistic. For more than 20 years, state and federal crime control policies have been based on the belief that harsh sentencing laws will deter people from committing crimes. In 1997, armed criminals in Florida committed more than 34,000 crimes, victimizing in exces...

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