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The Death Penalty

... all it questions god. If there is an individual in society who has no remorese ruthlessly taking another life, what should be his or her punishment? Letting them go free is obviously out of the question, and what of our rapidly fill filling prison facilities and the cost? What about the victims and their families? What about the ten commandments and thoushalt not kill Should the judicial system have the right to sentence someone to death, or should we letr god be the one to play "god"? People who ruthlessly kill. Wouldn't they be less li ...

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A Comparison Of Male Juvenile Sex Offenders With Delinquent Non-Offenders

... by adolescent males (Barbaree et al., 1993). Arrest statistics from 1986 indicate that males under the age of 14 yrs. committed 18% of all violent crimes, 19% of forcible rapes, 18% of all other sexual offenses , and 14% of all aggravated assaults (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1987). In Harris County alone, over 34,000 youths are referred to the courts (Harris County Juvenile Probation Department,1994). This is not only a nation wide problem, it is obviously a major problem in Harris County as well. There has been a steady increase in ...

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Violent Crimes Involving Guns

... this. Several sophisticated statistical models have attempted to measure the net effect of firearms on criminal violence. On balance, they show that there is nothing to be gained from reducing the general level of gun ownership.(3) A thorough review of 18 studies of the effects of gun availability among potential victims and criminals found that the overall effect on criminal violence was zero.(4) In one study, researchers found no significant differences in total robbery rates between cities where guns were widely available and cities whe ...

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Capital Punishment: Costs Of The Death Penalty

... to the age-old concept is an insulting disguise for such an obscurity of fairness and logic. The death penalty is frivolous and discriminatory in its procedure because of the unreasonable prices we pay to execute certain groups at much higher rates than others. We pay different prices for using a death penalty. Sadly, today more than ever, the dollar seems to be the endlessly interchangeable standard of value. We strive to make money, save money and when we spend money we do so with a valued return in mind. Accordingly, a popul ...

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Capital Punishment

... its victim."(Stewart 1) The most frequent argument for capital punishment is that of deterrence. What I am trying to say is that the prevailing thought is the death penalty will act to discourage other criminals from committing violent acts. Numerous studies have been created attempting to prove this belief; however, "all the evidence taken together makes it hard to be confident that capital punishment deters more than long prison terms do."(Cavanagh 4) In relation to the times in the French Revolution where murderers and thieves heads wer ...

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Legalization Of Marijuana

... as Drug Enforcement Agency and police departments argue that marijuana should not be legalized. These agencies believed that marijuana should not be legalized because if marijuana is to be legal then thousands more patients would be using marijuana. They claim twenty years of research have produced no documents of reliable scientific proof that marijuana has medical value. The Drug Enforcement Agency along with police departments all over the United States believe, with the legislation of drugs, crime will result in an increase in drug-re ...

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Legalization Of Marijuana

... time because of their value in guiding classroom discussion on drug issues. ( Sommer, 67 ). An additional issue in the analysis discussed above is the effect of the increased reduction on marijuana penalties that took place in 1976, in California. Up until this time people could be arrested on felony charges and faced possible prison terms for marijuana possession. After the law changed possession of an ounce or less of marijuana became minor and was punished by a maximum fine of $100.00. Opposing sides argued that reduced penalties wou ...

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The Issue Of Gun Control

... through our fingers and disappear forever. I advocate legislation that would take the handguns out of the criminals' hands and watch the government put these brutal killers into jail and let them stay there. If we could eliminate the nonsense that happens constantly on Capital Hill, this dream would be a very real one. With the interests of political activist groups such as the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Congress has had a tough time passing any legislation that would benefit the public and ...

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Gun Control

... distribution and sales and the registration of guns and gun owners is necessary because of the homicide rate involving guns and the violence by criminals using guns. Many people feel that violates the right of the people given in the second amendment the right "to bear arms". Opponents of , including the National Rifle Association, better known as the NRA, argue that the "right To bear arms" is guaranteed in the second amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and licensing restrictions penalize law-abiding c ...

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Treatment Of Drug Offenders Is Dysfunctional

... for his family, he has now missed out on many things. He had to miss his oldest child graduate from high school. His marriage has stressed to its greatest extreme. And to society he is considered a “criminal.” Was sending this person to prison the best thing to do? It just does not seem worth it For years and years we having been locking up drug offenders. People with no violent history at all have to share jail cells with murderers and rapists. And what happens to these non-violent people after assimilating to the prison population? The ...

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The Death Penalty

... of these executions took place in the market place so the public would be aware of what would happen if you decided to follow your own religion. Many burned at the stake were women and some were even children. It is ironic that Christianity is built around forgiveness. Many other gruesome mass executions throughout the ages were performed for minor crimes that today would be classed as mmisdemeanors. One of the most vicious methods of execution ever invented was geared not only to inflict pain but to provide a gruesome spectacle for the ...

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... must have any of the following states of mind: - An intention to kill - An intention to inflict grievous body harm - Reckless indifference - Intention to assault a person who was trying to make a arrest, which resulted in their death The first article “Son begged for mercy” (Herald Sun 23/2/99) is about the court hearing for the murder of 21 year old Le Anh Tuan. Tuan was kidnapped from outside his Glen Waverly home on April 29, 1996 and was later found shot dead , execution style in a drain on June 7, 1996. Tuan was taken be ...

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