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Mandatory Minimum Sentences Are Not Effective

- Mandatory minimum prison sentences are punishments that are set through legislation for specific offenses. They have been used throughout history for different crimes. The four traditional goals of punishment are: deterrence, incapacitation (incarceration), retribution, and rehabilitation. With the state of our national economy, cutting prison and corrections costs would be a huge savings. On the surface, it may seem that mandatory minimum sentences would serve the traditional goals of punishment....   [tags: Mandatory Minimums,Costly and Ineffective]

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Improving The Content And Formation Of The Sentences

- This course has helped me a lot in developing my writing skills. I have learnt to improve the content and formation of the sentences. The growth is comprised of many other elements that make my writing better. I have become much more confident in writing essays and composing responses towards different topics. This growth came from a lot of practice and the techniques that were taught to me during the course. There are several aspects of this improvement that I would like to mention. I learn new things about writing in this course....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Paper, Writing process]

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Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Canada

- Introduction This paper will be focusing on the controversial issue of mandatory minimum sentences in Canada. There has been much debate over this topic, as it has quickly become implemented for the sentencing of drug offenders, drug-related crimes and banned firearm offences. I will argue that every case that comes through the criminal justice system is different and deserves a fair trial with a sentence that is not already determined for them. There have been many cases where the judge has no discretion in the sentence due to the mandatory minimum sentences pre-determined for the case, no matter what the aggravating or mitigating factors were....   [tags: firearms, criminal justice system, prison, trial]

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Should Minors Be Sentenced? Sentences If They Are Guilty Of Violent Crimes?

- Should Minors Be Sentenced to Life Sentences If They Are Guilty of Violent Crimes. Introduction Since the enlargement of violent acts, the majority of the public have began to think about how the juvenile system should convict their minors. While some people believe a minor who commits a violent crime should be tried as an adult, there is psychological evidence which shows a minors brain does not process prison the same way an adult brain will. A lot of people believe minors usually are influenced by the people around them such as gang members, drug dealers, or an individual in their environment who is much older than them and could pressure them to do the act....   [tags: Crime, Murder, Violent crime, Violence]

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The Forgotten Sentences Of Algerian History

- The significance of this study is shifting attention from the routinely studies that used to focus mainly on colonialism and its legacy to the colonized. The objective of this study is to re-write the forgotten sentences of Algerian history and to reveal what was written between the lines in Algeria official history in order to point out what was missing in the previous studies. The study looks at the post-2000 Francophone and Arabophone Algerian novels and their representation, of the past aiming at highlighting past they are talking about....   [tags: Algeria, French language, Arabic language, Morocco]

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Abolishing The Death Penalty Sentences

- A Proposal to Eliminate the Death Penalty Sentences “The main objection to killing people as a that killing people is wrong” (Auberon Waugh). Out of the 50 states in the United States, 31 of them have the death penalty legalized. Crimes such as treason, terrorism, espionage, federal murder, large-scale trafficking, and attempting to kill a witness or a court official in some cases result in the death penalty. One important fact we usually forget is that taking a culprit’s life through the death penalty doesn’t bring the victim back to life; rather, it multiplies the number of deaths....   [tags: Capital punishment, Murder, Prison, Crime]

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Parole And Mandatory Minimum Sentences

- Parole and mandatory minimum sentences are both controversial topics within the criminal justice system. “…to many Canadians, parole is the very definition of justice gone soft.” (Fine, 2016). Where mandatory minimums are more heavily supported by the community parole is often criticized. This is unjust because the adverse effects of a sentence without some type of reintegration back into society can be extremely harmful to the inmate and the community. “Parole is the system’s way of taking a calculated risk....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Criminal justice, Criminal law]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Two Sentences

- Rhetoric may refer to the practice of argumentation that aims to influence or modify the perspectives of the target audience (Herrick, 2005, p. 3). Critically analysing the rhetoric context of an article could help us better apprehend the writer’s rhetoric moves as analytical readers, and attain useful techniques to improve as proficient writers. This essay will be evaluating and comparing the following sentences, which both successfully delivered powerful messages within the gender equality arena yet vary in terms of their rhetorical situation, rhetorical appeals, tone, structure and style....   [tags: women, race, strategy]

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Prison Sentences For Nonviolent Crimes

- As previously stated, the US contributes to more than a quarter of the global population of incarcerated people. European countries such as Germany and the Netherlands have decreased their incarceration rate to 79 and 82 people per 100,000 compared to the United States rate which is 716 per 100,000. A report created by the Vera Institute of Justice claims that Germany and the Netherlands were successful in reducing incarceration rates because they are focused on resocialization and rehabilitation rather than America prisons which focus on punishment and isolation....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Recidivism, Penology]

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Pseudo-cleft and It-Cleft Sentences

- In the regular sentence order of English, the subjects come before predicates and verbs come before objects. In English, there are variations in sentence order. Although these variations cause some confusion, a speaker of English can use them to highlight an important point in the sentence. For example, a speaker uses a cleft sentence as a way to focus on a special element on the sentence. A cleft sentence is a complex sentence in which a simple sentence is expressed using a main clause and a subordinate clause....   [tags: Grammar]

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Conditional Sentences Teaching

- Introduction Based on the textbooks in Hong Kong, the students in Primary 5 get the first chance to learn conditional sentences. There are four types in all: Type 0 (any situation which is always true), Type 1(something is going to happen in the future), Type 2 (an imaginary situation which stands no chance of happening or even impossible) and Type 3 (a situation which might have happened in the past but which did not really happen) (Loo, 1996). As time goes by, students will get a better understanding about them in junior high school....   [tags: teaching method, grammar, education]

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Mandatory Minimum Sentences Should Be Mandatory

- In Canada, over two-dozen offences in the Criminal Code carry mandatory minimum sentences. These offences include first and second-degree murder, a series of firearm-related offences, impaired driving and related offences, high treason, and gambling offences (Gabor and Crutcher 2001). Although there are so many crimes that carry mandatory minimum sentences, they are not the best way to reduce crime in Canada. Mandatory minimum sentences make up a large proportion of the criminal penalties in Canada; yet, there is little reliable evidence showing that variations in the severity of punishment have a substantial deterrent effect (Durlauf, Steven N., Nagin, and Daniel S....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Prison, Criminology]

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Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Nonviolent Offenders

- It was June 18, 1971, the day that the United States of America would change forever. It was the day that President Richard Nixon declared that the war on drugs was the number one priority in the American criminal justice system. Throughout the years following this speech congress enacted a number of laws to keep with the president 's wishes, one of which, was mandatory minimum drug sentences. Mandatory minimum drug sentences are exactly what they sound like mandatory sentences for various drug offenses....   [tags: Prison, Mandatory sentencing, United States]

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Teaching Conditional Sentences to Chinese Students

- Part A 1. Introduction Teaching English If-conditional sentences to Chinese students is always a challenge for English teachers. English teachers are still continuously seeking for an effective method to make the language point more understandable for students. The probability approach put forward by Mei Wu (2012) provides a clear classification of conditional sentences. Based on her theory, conditional sentences can be mainly divided into four types. In terms of probability, type 1 is the factual conditionals (zero condition) which mean the event is definitely happen to meet the condition stated in the if-clause....   [tags: education, grammar, language learning]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Noncustodial Sentences

- Advantages and Disadvantages of Noncustodial Sentences Non-Custodial Sentences A non custodial order is a sentence given to an offender who has committed a less serious crime. The offender is given community orders rather than imprisonment. If the offender breaks any of the below orders then they will be re-sentenced and this is likely to result in them being given a heavier order or even a prison sentence. The types of non custodial orders available are; * Community rehabilitation order (previously called 'probation order' and unhelpfully changed to this inferior new name) * Community punishment order (previously called...   [tags: Pro Con Essays]

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Mandatory Minimums : Prison Sentences Imposed On Offenders By Law

- Mandatory minimums, harsh prison sentences imposed on offenders by law, where discretion is limited. Offenders, most of the time nonviolent, are faced with prison terms that are meant for a drug kingpin, not a low level first or second time offender. Mandatory minimums have been proven not to be the answer in our criminal justice system and need to be changed. Mandatory Minimums has created a problem within our society where we send everyone to prison and don 't present offenders with better opportunities....   [tags: Prison, Mandatory sentencing, Crime]

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On Fredrich Von Hayek and John Maynard Keynes Sentences

- Sentences are, simply constructed to translate thought into words. The nature of how a writer compose their sentences are predicated by the text’s rhetorical situation. The purpose for this essay is to examining the totality of rhetorical situations upon two sentences from separate texts to critically analyse how the author employed techniques in order to connect with their audience, as well as parsing the cultural context of the authors of two separate sentences. I have chosen two sentences from a collection of academically contentious letters, exchanged between Friedrich von Hayek and John Maynard Keynes, revolving around the contestability of economic policy....   [tags: stylistic differences, philosophical analysis]

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Statistics And Facts About Offenders Facing Life Sentences

- This research project is to help you acknowledge and explain the statistics and facts about offenders facing life sentences. In addition, I will also talk about youthful offenders and mentally ill offenders and how they were brought up to the life sentence, explaining their different perceptions on how they think, and how they will manage to live for the rest of their life inside a cage cell. I will also be adding certain resources to better understand this research paper.   In this research project I will explain the statistics and facts about offenders facing life in prison, to show you how some individuals regret doing the crime and others whom are comfortable to be living in a prison cel...   [tags: Prison, Crime, Mental disorder, Life imprisonment]

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Teaching Conditional Sentences through C-R Tasks

- A. Introduction Conditional sentences are dedicated to expressing a possible situation and its consequences. Teaching of conditional sentences is a difficult point in secondary school English education. In mainland China, students begin the learning of the first and zero type of conditional sentences in the eighth grade, and learn the rest of second and third type of condition sentences in the eleventh grade. The long learning period of conditional sentence can reflect the great importance and difficulty of teaching this grammar....   [tags: education, grammar, teaching method]

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Agreeing With Russell's Analyses of Sentences and Refuting Strawson's Objection

- Introduction In this paper I will argue that Russell's analyses of sentences is successful and that the objection brought by Strawson can be refuted. Russell’s theory of definite descriptions contains a significant insight in that Russell’s view that what appears to be referential propositions are in fact quantificational is correct. Russell's theory of definite descriptions Russell propounds two theses, one about names and the other about definite descriptions. This paper deals with Russell's analysis of definite descriptions, 'the F', and his theory of their proper logical analysis....   [tags: Definite Descriptions, Object-Dependent]

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Simple, Compound, Complex, And Compound Complex Sentences

- In Beavan’s writing I believe I see: simple, compound, complex, and compound complex sentences. I think Beavan uses a good mixture of these types to help develop his points and keep the reader interested. I feel that if all his points were made in simple sentences, people would get bored easily. Also if Beavan choose to only use compound complex sentences the paper may seem too much for many readers. Beavan uses a good mix in my opinion. I believe he uses compound sentences the most in his writing or complex the most in his writing....   [tags: English-language films, The Reader]

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Tougher Incarceration Sentences Deter Repeat Offending For Women

- Methodology Women go to prison for many things and their sentences are determined on what crime they committed. They could get a couple of months sentence for trespassing on someone 's property or they could get several years if they committed a homicide. The research question that is wanted to be answered in this research project is: would longer and tougher incarceration sentences deter repeat offending for women. Participants The population for this study is defined as the number of women who have been to prison, have gotten out, and then had either offended again or had not offended again during the time of this sampling....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Research, Validity]

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Do Sentences Have Identity?

- Do Sentences Have Identity. We study here equiformity, the standard identity criterion for sentences. This notion was put forward by Lesniewski, mentioned by Tarski and defined explicitly by Presburger. At the practical level this criterion seems workable but if the notion of sentence is taken as a fundamental basis for logic and mathematics, it seems that this principle cannot be maintained without vicious circle. It seems also that equiformity has some semantical features ; maybe this is not so clear for individual signs but sentences are often considered as meaningful combinations of signs....   [tags: Equiformity Language Composition Papers]

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Sentencing Sentences And Sentencing Guidelines

- During your reading this week, the author speaks of “Truth in sentencing requires judges to assess and make public the actual time an offender is likely to serve, once sentenced to prison”. We have seen a lot of controversy in the United States about mandatory sentencing, determinate sentencing and sentencing guidelines. I am seeking your opinion supported by research on your thoughts about sentencing and what is fair. Should a judge be able to sentence an individual to what they believe is a fair and impartial sentencing OR should the judge be held to the standard of making each sentence the same....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Criminal justice, Punishment]

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Life Sentences and Sex Offenders

- Human Rights Watch, a world-class independent organization, state on their site: “Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world” (Human Rights Watch). In 2007, they published No Easy Answer, which deals with how sex offenders are affected by being registered as sex offenders. They claim that it is injustice to “label” a person for their entire life for a bad decision they made as a child. I could not agree more, but what the good people at Humans Rights Watch are forgetting is that those are not the only people on the sex offenders’ registry; there are those with unspeakable crimes....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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The Three Strikes Law Repeat Felony Offenders Penalties

- The Initiative I have chosen to talk about is the Three Strikes Law Repeat Felony Offenders Penalties, Proposition 36. This proposition was introduced on the November 6, 2012 ballot as an initiated state stature, where it was approved with a 69.30% standing in the state of CA. This proposition was set up to modify the elements in California’s “Three Strikes” Law, which was approved by the state’s voters in 1994 through proposition 184. There are 24 other states that have some form of the Three Strike type law in effect as of today....   [tags: proposition 36, sentences, offence]

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My Mistakes and Improvements in Writing

- ... Also, reading out loud, it helps to notice grammatical errors. Although I have acquired helpful reading, writing, and analytical skills, I am not an expert in any of them. I still struggle at noticing my mistakes and knowing when to make the proper correction. For instance, in my essay “We Are Where We Come From”(Essay 2) after knowing most of these skills I still managed to make a lot of mistakes such as run-ons, fragments, and other errors. An example of one of my run-ons is “Without our families to give us a sense of who we are the world would be like the Dead Sea full of lost souls searching for their personal identity.” This run-on is missing a comma after “are”, and before “world”....   [tags: reflective essay, run on sentences, ]

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The Competing Explanations of Deviance

- How are the Competing Explanations of Deviance Relative to Juveniles who are Serving Life Sentences in Prison. America is the only country that incarcerates persons under the age of 18 to a life sentence in prison (Knafo 2013). Scientist says that the full level of maturity is not reached until a person is in their mid-20. Immature children without an adult brain are committing adult crimes and are serving adult time. Why. The answer unfolds in the explanations of deviance. Statistics states that nearly 3000 juveniles who are put in American prisons are given a life sentence without the option of parole (EJI)....   [tags: Legal Issues, Life Sentences]

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Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Minor And Non Violent Marijuana Related Offences

- mandatory minimum sentences for minor and non-violent marijuana-related offences. They would rather see the federal government pursue taxation to better protect community health and safety while at the same time removing the profits from organized crime (Webster, 2011, p. 391). Evan wood who is a coalition member, public health scientists and drug policy advocates states, “Eighty percent of the revenue for organized crime in BC comes from marijuana”; Canada needs reform of cannabis policies in order to reduce gang-related violence and other social harms (Webster, 2011, p....   [tags: Crime, Police, Criminal justice, Prison]

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Juvenile Offenders Should Not Be Given Life Sentences Without Parole

- During the last couple of years there has been many cases and opinions on juvenile justice. Whether or not children who commit serious crimes should be given life sentences without parole. People have different opinions on when a child should be tried as an adult or be sent to a juvenile detention center to be rehabilitated and given a second chance. Although the most asked question whenever this is being decided is does a murderer deserve a second chance and can he/she be trusted to live among the rest of us....   [tags: Murder, Life imprisonment, Youth detention center]

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Hillary Clinton And The Mandatory Minimum Sentences And End Private Prisons

- Hillary has been a great success throughout her campaign, however, she has been accepting donations from organizations that are not necessarily consistent with her point of view. As she stated, United States citizens are not “going to find anybody more committed to aggrieve campaign finance reform than me.” (How ‘Citizens United’ is helping Hillary Clinton win the White House, 1) Nonetheless, accepting money from a private jail while Hillary wants to “end the era of incarceration” is not consistent....   [tags: United States, President of the United States]

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Nonviolent Drug Offenders Should Not Be Given Mandatory Jail Sentences

- Nonviolent Drug Offenders Nonviolent drug offenders should not be given mandatory jail sentences because the prisons don’t have the room, it already costs a lot of money to run the prisons, and by them putting the offenders into prison they are taking a parent away from a child who may need them the most. Drugs are illegal and yes most people involved with them are or become dangerous. Those are the types of offenders that should be thrown into prison especially if they are the type that harm our Law Enforcement....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Criminal justice, Drug]

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Prison for Minors

- “Prison is no place for anybody to start off at. This is where everybody ends up and they end up being a loser in life. This is where the ball game begins and only the tough survive” (“Prison”). There are approximately 2,500 prisoners serving life without parole sentences for homicide committed when they were under the age 18. More than 2,000 of them received that sentence as a result of a mandatory sentencing scheme (“US”). State laws call for a mandatory sentence of life without parole for those convicted of a felony murder....   [tags: state laws, mandatory sentences, life sentences]

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Mandatory Minimum Sentences are Cruel and Unusual Punishment

- Mandatory Minimum Sentences are 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....   [tags: Papers]

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Literary Elements Used in My Essays

- As always, my essays usually turn out to be dry and monotonous, but undeniably extensive in informative flesh and teeth. My words could be called repetitive by a few, tiresome by some, but exhaustive by most. I always employ long, winding descriptions to the simplest thing, usually stringing a series of dependent thoughts together at a melodramatic pace. Long sentences that are unequally formed in a series of dependent clauses that eventually ends with the fundamental idea at the end of the sentence becomes a signature flourish in my literary style....   [tags: syntax, complex, sentences, writing, style]

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Juvenile Justice: Should Teenagers Be Sentences As Adults

- Many people assume that teenagers should not be sentenced as adults, because their brain is not fully developed. On the other hand, people believe if teenagers commit crimes then they need to have consequences for their actions. According to the Campaign for Youth Justices, about 250,000 teenagers are tried, sentenced, or incarcerated as adults every year in the United States (Campaign for Youth Justices 3). Therefore, charging teenagers as adults is fair, because they are human beings just like adults....   [tags: crime, action, teenagers, adults]

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Juveniles Tried in Court

- Laws regarding the age at which young people can be tried as adults must change because allowing juvenile offenders lighter sentences under juvenile court laws is only enabling their behavior and failing to teach them about real consequences to crime, yet not always in the best interest of the child such as alternatives are. It is necessary in some cases to send the juvenile to adult court for prosecution. But it is really hard to keep kids safe in an adult jail. Also by not giving youth their own separate facility they are not getting the proper education that they need to survive if they are ever released from prison (Gerdes 118-122)....   [tags: juvenile offenders, light sentences, jail]

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An Analysis Of Verlyn Klinkenborg 's Short Sentences About Writing Style, And Their Essayistic Ideas

- In our modern society, we have forgotten the art of writing. When we write, we think to ourselves, the longer the sentence, the more intelligent I will sound. Many may say it is by writing long sentences. But is it all that true. In this piece of writing I would like to focus on an essay written by Verlyn Klinkenborg, Several Short Sentences About Writing. In this essay he explains how and why when we write, we should keep our sentences short. he also explains why students should be assigned essays that are not determinate on other sources as evidence....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Literature, Writing process]

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Do The time, Lower The Crime by James Q. Wilson and Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences Waste Resource by Kevin Zeese

- Prison reform has been talked about since the late 1800’s and early 1900’s with the goal of giving prisoners better living conditions. Today’s issues involving prison reform have caused many debates on whether or not prisons should change their traditional ways and try to find a more suitable solution with prison related problems like overcrowded facility and huge sums of money being spent on these prisons. Two article that are going to be analyzed in this essay are entitled “Do the time, lower the crime” by James Q....   [tags: article analysis, prison facilities, prison reform]

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Literary Analysis : Poetry By The Patricia Smith Says It 's `` Everything Sentences Can 't Say

- To become poetry a piece of literature must have a certain social dislike to it, it might even be something that most people would look at and groan if they have to read it or be called poetry by educational standards. “I once asked a room of high-school kids to define poetry, and everyone just stared at me. One kid said the dictionary’s definition was “not prose.” In fact, many like to describe it by what it’s not. National Book Award finalist Patricia Smith says it’s “everything sentences can’t say.”“(By Robb Q....   [tags: Poetry, Meter, Samuel Taylor Coleridge]

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The Disparity In Sentencing Amongst Minorities In Prison

- Although some say the high disparity of minority to white prison sentences is due to repeat offenses by second and third time offenders, the disparity in the population between black and white Americans in the U.S. doesn't support the fact there are more minorities than whites in American prisons. The make- up of judges, juries and law enforcement officials in the judicial system are a factor. The high disparity amongst minorities in prison is due to the societal issues such as racial discrimination, racial inequality of lawmakers in the court system, and presumptive sentencing guidelines....   [tags: Prison Sentences, Repeat Offenses, Jail Time]

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Comparing Newspaper Articles to See if the Type of Newspaper Affects the Length of Words and Sentences

- Comparing Newspaper Articles to See if the Type of Newspaper Affects the Length of Words and Sentences In this piece of coursework I will compare two newspaper articles to see if the type of paper of newspaper affects the length of words and the length of sentences. To do this, I have chosen a broadsheet newspaper, The Times and a tabloid newspaper, The Daily mail. I am going to compare the average word length as well as, the average sentence length. The broadsheet seems to be a more political and complex newspaper as intellectual and intelligent people tend to read it and on average, I expect it to a have a longer word and sentence length whereas, I expect the tablo...   [tags: Papers]

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Peter Lombard

- Although he is one of the most important Theologians of his time, little information is known of him. He was probably born in Northern Italy at Lumellogno in Navarre at around 1100 He attended Bologna possibly Vercelli, France to study first in Reins and then in Paris. He was then elected bishop of Paris in 1159; he soon died a year later. Peter was an Italian theologian and bishop of Paris, his Four Books of Sentences became the main theological handbook of the Middle Ages. He was a student at Paris, where he was the student of the French philosopher Peter Abelard....   [tags: middle ages, the sentences, theology]

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Effects Of A Custodial Sentence On Women

- Not only is prison ineffective in preventing reoffending in women and is expensive, it can be extremely damaging to the female’s well-being and their families. The effect that a custodial sentence has on women is arguably far worse than for men. Women are often not prepared or equipped for their life following their prison sentence; due to the fact that women are more likely to be lone parents before prison (Social Exclusion Unit, 2002), are more likely to leave prison homeless and unemployed (Wedderburn, 2000), and are more likely to lose access of their children whilst serving their sentence (Corston, 2007)....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Punishment, Sentence]

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Pro Life Sentence Vs. Pro Death Sentence

- I believe that life sentences not only do nothing to fix the problem of wrong doing, but are also taxing on our economy. For my research paper I will be examining the financial burden that is created by incarcerated persons in the United States. I recently read somewhere that with the amount our government/taxpayers spend to keep an individual imprisoned for 10 years, that same amount of money could put them through a four-year college--earning them a college degree. Now, whether there is any truth in this or not is to be discovered in my paper....   [tags: Prison, Murder, Capital punishment, Penology]

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Juvenile Sentence As A Social Issue

- Every year, children as young as thirteen and fourteen are sentenced to die in prison in the United States. Judges rule these sentences without considering factors such as age and life circumstances. According to studies, there are about 2000 children serving juvenile sentences in the United States (Nellis 30). Further, Studies indicated that 25 percent of the young individuals serving life without parole were convicted accomplice liability, meaning they may not have committed the crime or may not know the primary perpetrators of the crime (Steinberg and Scott 54)....   [tags: Prison, Life imprisonment, Murder]

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The Death Penalty Is The Sentence Of Execution

- A death penalty is the sentence of execution for murder and some other capital crimes. Capital punishment can also be applied for treason, espionage, and other crimes. The death penalty, or capital punishment, may be prescribed by Congress or any state legislature for murder and other capital crimes. The Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty is not a per se violation of the Eighth Amendment 's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Death Penalty History The first established death penalty laws date as far back as the Eighteenth Century B.C....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection]

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The Death Penalty Is The Sentence Of Execution

- The death penalty is the sentence of execution for murder and some other capital crimes. The death penalty, or capital punishment, may be prescribed by Congress or any state legislature for murder and other capital crimes. The Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty is not a per se violation of the Eighth Amendment 's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Death Penalty History The first established death penalty laws date as far back as the Eighteenth Century B.C. in the Code of King Hammaurabi of Babylon....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection, Prison]

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Juveniles: Banning the Death Sentence

- As parents the worst news we can imagine is harm coming to our children, but having a child face a death sentence is completely tragic. You think of the life they could have, you ask yourself where you went wrong. You put yourself in the shoes of the family your child has hurt and how they were denied of a normal life. Sufficed to say when a child is on death row their actions hurt all involved. While many oppose capital punishment, we need to look at why we should ban it for juveniles who commit capital offences....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]

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Rape and Extending the Sentence for Rape

- Rape is a crime that is committed when someone is forced to have sexual intercourse through physical force or duress. “683,000 rapes occur every year” (CVS) and the national average for people accused of rape is eight years in a federal prison. Rape is a serious crime as well as other crimes but rape is considered to be a more serious and heinous crime along with murder etc. There are also different phases of rape that the victim may go through depending on how they handle it. Eight years in prison is not a good amount of time for someone to serve for what they did, all of the things that involve the process of rape should be incorporated into the sentence: force, against someone’s will, and...   [tags: crime, force, trauma, victim, jail, health]

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Mandatory Sentence : Mandatory Sentencing

- Mandatory Sentence Mandatory sentencing refers to the practice of parliament setting a fixed penalty for the commission of a criminal offence. Mandatory sentencing was mainly introduced in Australia to: prevent crime, to incapacitate the offenders, to deter offenders so they don’t offend again, to create a stronger retribution and to eliminate inconsistency. There is a firm belief that the imposition of Mandatory sentencing for an offence will have a deterrent effect on the individual and will send a forcible message to the offenders....   [tags: Mandatory sentencing, Crime, Judicial discretion]

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Outline Of A Sentence Outline

- Instructions   For this assignment. you are to write a sentence outline for the comparison and contrast essay. You should follow the outline form used for the classification essay except your outline should include A 's , B 's, and C 's.  The topic sentences or each paragraph should be written by the Roman numerals. The A 's, B 's, C 's are used for examples. Sample outline: Crack Addicted Neighbor Next-door Thesis Statement:_My relapsed crack addicted neighbor have no respect despite her wants.___________ I....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Cocaine]

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My Writing A Compound And Complex Sentence

- I learned those vocabularies by understanding the whole sentence that includes this vocabulary first, and then I looked up for it in a dictionary to understand the exact meaning. Also, I looked for pictures which would make this new word stick in my brain. Furthermore, I tried to use that new word in my life and practice its spelling many times. Actually, some of them I didn’t need to practice their spelling because they are easy to remember, but the most important thing for me is to use them in my life....   [tags: Word, Sentence, Phrase, Goal]

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Sentence Skill Development

- Learning Team Assignment Sentence Skill Development Listed below are the seven basic parts of speech accompanied with a description of its use and how they are commonly misused. The list is as follows: NOUN - A person, place or thing. A noun can be misused when using a plural form of the word, such as mouse and mice. Some nouns do not become plural by simply adding (s) or (es). PRONOUN – Replaces a noun in a sentence. A common misuse is when the pronoun and verb do not agree. Incorrect: They rides the bus....   [tags: Language]

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The Garden-Path Model as a Method of Sentence Processing

- Fraizer and Rayner (1982) put forward the garden-path model as a method of sentence processing, used when encountering ambiguous sentences. The model states that when a reader or listener comes across an ambiguous sentence only one syntactical structure is primarily considered. When reaching a key point in the sentence, if the meaning attributed does not work, we must backtrack and rebuild the structure of the sentence. After reparsing the sentence we can then arrive at the right explanation of the sentence (Harley, 2008)....   [tags: Language ]

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SAT-Level Sentence-Completion Questions

- Sentence Completion using Natural Language Processing Techniques The primary goal of this project is to automatically answer SAT/GRE style sentence completion questions. For this we have to build a model that will deal with semantic coherence on a sentence level. Initially, we start out by applying Natural Language Processing Techniques on simple sentences. Later, we will see how these Natural Language Processing Techniques scale to complex analogy-based sentences. [Sample sentences are listed in dataset section] This project will be done as a two-member team - 1) Sai Chaitanya Mallampati [109597269] 2) Paavan Kumar Sirigiri [109596437] In the research paper {\bf ``Computational Ap...   [tags: language, semantic, techniques]

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Requirements For An Apophantic Sentence

- Logic, as it appears in its everyday form, seems to stand on its own, without any requirements to needed to justify its existence. However, it is commonly overlooked that "logic is the science and means of clear . . . communication." Consequently, many sentences are regarded as logical, which in reality are illogical. It can therefore be found that the language used to communicate this logic must be carefully constructed using a certain format in order to form a logical statement. The requirements in such a sentence include a subject, the verb "to be", a predicate containing information that is relevant to the subject by means of the verb "to be", an adjective,...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Why I Was A. The Choice Of Interpretation And Sentence Structure

- After completing my infographic for project four, there are many things to reflect upon. As I worked on this project, many things became important to me. These include the audience, choice of wording and sentences, and how much information to include. The audience is very important because you want to portray your information to those who are interested in it and what matters to them. I had to keep the audience in mind so that it could relate to who I was trying to get my point across to. In this case, my audience was anyone who uses water, which is everybody in the world....   [tags: Rhetoric, Writing, Color, Reflections]

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Teaching Conditional Sentence to Foreign Language Learners

- 1. Introduction Grammar and Vocabulary are the two foundations of English language and they affect each other individually. Therefore, both of them should be emphasize in English language teaching. According to Greenbaum and Nelson (2002), Grammar refers to the set of rules that allow people to combine words in language into larger units. Mastering grammar well will contribute greatly to reading, writing and speaking. In grammar leaning, the student’s attitude matters. Meanwhile, the teaching methods are also the key factor for students to master well....   [tags: Grammar&Vocabulary, Educational Technique]

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Capital Punishment Is Too More Expensive Than A Life Sentence Without Parole

- Capital punishment in the United States is an absurdly expensive and wasteful government program that, coupled with research statistics and public analysis, provides no clear benefits to the greater society. The death penalty has undergone extensive criticism in its economic capabilities, monetary weight, and drastic budgetary implications in government and society. After careful analysis of research on the key issue of capital punishment, studies show that the overall cost of putting forward a case of capital punishment is far more expensive than a life sentence without parole ....   [tags: Capital punishment, Murder, Crime]

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The End Of The Sentence

- 1) Does the author ask a research question, literally stated in the form of a question with a question mark at the end of the sentence. Is it the first sentence of the introduction. The author does offer a research question stated in the form of a question with a question mark at the end of the sentence. Yes it is the first sentence of the introduction. 2) Is the research question clear. Does the research question lend itself to a generalizable, explanatory, and objective answer. Please quote the research question, then rephrase it as if it were your own paper....   [tags: Citation, Scientific method, Affirmative action]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Sommet Leader Brian Whitfield Sentenced On 20 Years '

- State the title of the article, the name of the publication in which it appeared and the date of publication. The article I have chosen titled “Sommet leader Brian Whitfield sentenced to 20 years” was published by The Tennessean on June 8, 2015. Provide a summary of the news story, with emphasis on the facts. A previous leader of The Sommet Group, Brian Whitfield, was accused and found guilty after a plea of not guilty to stealing money from clients and the government in the amount of $20 million....   [tags: Jury, Judge, United States federal courts]

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Should Juvenile Offenders Be Sentenced to Life Without the Possibility of Parole

- After reading the article Should Juvenile offenders ever be sentenced to life without the Possibility of Parole (Steinberg, L.& Scott, E. 2010) I did some research on the adolescence stage of human development, regarding the reason juvenile offenders should not be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. And I have conducted a few facts of the adolescent brain supporting this argument. I have heard many stories of the cruel and evil crimes that some children have committed. There are a number of causes that can occur during development, that can cause these, kind of criminal behaviors....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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The Sentence

- As a judge dealing with a sentence for an individual that has been convicted of stealing others’ identity for monetary gain, specific information would be needed before a sentence could be imposed. The information needed would be as follows: How many people did he steal identities from. How was he or she planning to obtain money from the stolen identities. How did he or she steal the identities. Specifically, was it stolen from peoples’ garbage. Or was the identity stolen from a place that the person worked....   [tags: Retribution Incapacitation Deterrence]

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The Death Penalty Should Not Be Sentence

- Pre-writing- Outline Introduction: Attention Getter: Does somebody really deserve to be sentence with the Death Penalty. Elaboration- information about the issue: This process was been practiced as a sentence to the criminals, back in the years. However, now in the day government still use it as a punishment to some delinquents. People are wondering if US should allow the Death Penalty. Thesis Statement: Supporters to the Death Penalty are falling because of the lack of evidence to prove they are doing the right, in contrast the opponents are finding more and more material to abolish the Death Penalty....   [tags: Crime, Capital punishment, Murder, Prison]

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The Moral Dilemma of the Death Sentence

- There are many instances where a person is executed wrongfully, if this is the case, why do it at all. If a loved one is murdered, and their murderer was sentenced to death, if given the opportunity, would you spare them their life. I believe if you chose not to spare a human life, you chose wrong; I plan on arguing why this is morally wrong, and how it could be resolved. Let’s analyze a scenario, a woman’s husband was murdered, she is certain that he is guilty of it because he confessed to the murder on the day he was going to be executed....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Justice System]

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The Death Penalty Should Not Be Sentence

- United States of America is the only country is the only country in the world were Juveniles offenders are able to be sentence the death penalty. Juveniles lack maturity and does have a develop sense of responsibility. Being under the age of 18 children are not yet fully developed and able to understand how their actions could cause harsh punishment. Based on the eighth amendment children should protected from death penalty, because it cruel and unusual for adolescents. Therefore, it is constitutional to allow juveniles to be sentence the death penalty because immaturity, a high percentage suffer from abuse, and lack of understanding ones’ actions and punishment....   [tags: Crime, Miscarriage of justice, Prison]

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The First Sentence Of The Chapter Whites

- The first sentence of the chapter “Whites” explains the relationship between different ethnic groups and the Caucasian. Otsuka phrases the relationship by stating, “We settled on the edges of their towns, when they would let us” (Otsuka, 2011, p. 23). This sentence explains a strong sense of discrimination even before World War II; such as, hanging signs expressing great detest toward the Japanese living in their counties. This made the women experience moving from one farm to the next picking different vegetables and fruits that belong to ‘them’ until the whites didn’t need them anymore, then they were forced to move on until they find somewhere new they were needed by them....   [tags: Japan, Japanese people, Japanese language]

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Life Comes With A Death Sentence

- “Every life comes with a death sentence” is a quote from Walter White, on the famous TV show Breaking Bad, after being diagnosed with cancer. This statement is true, and will continue to remain true for as long as humans are sentient beings. Death carries with it a number of emotional hurtles that are faced by the family and friends of the deceased. How do funerals change with different religious affiliations, specifically between Catholic, Islam and secular followers. Moreover, what values do funerals possess that have made them such a backbone to society....   [tags: Funeral, Burial, Funeral home, Death customs]

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The Association Of Feathers And Forgiveness

- In each poem, I chose a different story to reflect an event that occurred in my life or a theme to deliver to my audience. For example, for the extended metaphor poem, I chose the topic of forgiveness and how it can heal our souls and help us move forward in our life. Therefore, I picked a simple metaphor, a feather, the structure of the feather and its common association with light weight helped in picturing the effect of forgiveness on ones soul. However, It was hard to associate the idea of the feature to different images and at the same time be explicit to the readers....   [tags: Poetry, Sentence]

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The Death Sentence For Inmates

- Inhumanity of Humanity The death sentence for inmates is not something that is talked about lightly. Around the world, new drugs and forms of demise are being developed to make the death of an inmate as humane as possible. For years, the anesthetic drug, Sodium Thiopental, has been used to knock an inmate unconscious before the distribution of drugs that cause paralysis and cardiac arrest. Currently, the companies that produced Sodium Thiopental have decided to cease sales unless the distributors agree not to sell it to correctional facilities of other distributors who have not agreed to their terms....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection]

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A Child 's Death Sentence

- A Child 's Death Sentence (problem) Your child 's life could be at risk in their very own school. Kids today who are obese or even just overweight are more likely to experience other chronic illnesses. Child obesity has been increasing throughout the years as much as seven percent in the United States (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). Children who are currently obese are more likely to be obese in their adulthood as well. If children are served highly processed foods saturated with fat at school, are school lunches responsible for harming our kids or are they helping them....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Hypertension]

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A Thirty Day Sentence

- A former fifty-four year old high school teacher was released after a thirty-day rape sentence. Stacey Rambold was accused of raping his high school student, fourteen-year old Cherice Moralez in 2007. The term rape does not have a solid definition, but it can vary based on the laws each state has. Rape in my own words can be defined as a sexual act done to another person forcibly or without their consent. Usually in rape cases the male is the rapist and the female is the victim. Rape is considered a reproductive health issue because it affects females or males physically, emotionally, and or mentally....   [tags: Stacey Rambold, rape cases]

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Death Sentence

- Capital Punishment, killing a criminal through a lawful process, is one of the most highly debatable subjects in the world. Execution can be done in any of the following ways, beheading, electric chair, firing squads, guillotines, hanging, lethal injection, poison gas, crucifixion and stoning. The most popular form used in the United States of America is lethal injection. Some may argue that this is the most civil way of killing the criminal, but others would argue that the death penalty is not civil at all whatsoever....   [tags: Capital Punishment]

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HIV/AIDS Is No Longer a Death Sentence

- I am positive; the simplest statement suddenly carries a huge weight when the words HIV or AIDS are followed right after. In the 1980’s HIV meant AIDS and AIDS meant a rapid and awful death. Death always seemed to be the end result in a world where we did not understand the disease that seemed to come from nowhere but was killing at an expedited rate. Thirty plus years later there is still no cure but there is now hope. Having HIV or AIDS is no longer an immediate death sentence. People infected with the virus can live a long and relatively normal life (2)....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]

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Improvements to the Justice System in Native American Reservations

- The justice system of a society is the reflection of a society’s values and a flawed system is indicative of an unsafe society, a result that can be seen in Native American reservations (Identification of Controversy) (Lead). The justice system in Native American reservations should be improved by increasing the number of prosecuted crimes, increasing the severity of prison sentences by tribal courts, and by promoting the Violence Against Women Act (Thesis). The Justice Department declines too many serious crime cases, such as sexual abuse cases, to improve the statistics of crime in Native American Reservations (Topic Sentence)....   [tags: crime, prosecute, sentence]

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Walter Benjamin 's First Sentence

- “In principle a work of art has always been reproducible” (Benjamin 217). Walter Benjamin’s first sentence, as elementary as it is, dives into the interdependence of literature and history: literature is impossible without examination of historical trends. Walter’s theory - a criticism on the implications of social media on art in the 20th century - has an importance in explaining how to use social phenomenon to analyze literature (especially in current times with the formation of new and unique media forms); however, this theory follows his primary view of his piece The Work of Art in the Mechanical Age of Reproduction, authentic art forms have a certain aura to them that resonates and enli...   [tags: Art, Visual arts, Creativity, Originality]

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The Service Learning Experience At Indian Bend Elementary School

- For the service learning experience, I observed Miss Carol Krag, a ELL teacher at Indian Bend elementary school. She has 24 years of teaching experience, her classroom is for 1st, but she has also 2nd graders that returned. There are 5 first graders and 12 second graders. I observed the classroom in two Fridays. First time from 12:45 to 3:15, the second time from 10:30 to almost 11:30. During the time I observed the schedule was 10:30 to 11:30 Grammar, 12:40 to 1:10 Oral English Conversation and vocabulary, 1:10 to 2:40 Reading, and writing, and then from 2:40 to 3:15 Math lab....   [tags: Sentence, Question, Grammar, Phrase]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of ' A Library Is Both A Hallowed Sanctuary And The Darkest, Dankest, Dungeon

- A library is both a hallowed sanctuary and the darkest, dankest, dungeon. With this in mind, an angle of vision is being created. An angle of vision is not simply written; it is carefully and deliberately constructed through the proper use of five rhetorical strategies. Word choice, sentence structure, overt statements, figurative language, and selection and omission of details are the strategies used by writers to create the angle of vision. To understand these strategies I have written two paragraphs that are similar in description yet carry vastly different angles of vision....   [tags: Sentence, Word, Connotation, Angle]

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The Three Strikes Law : What Happens When People Continue Doing Bad Things Without Learning Their Lesson?

- The Three Strikes Law What happens when people continue doing bad things without learning their lesson. This is a question as a society we need to take into consideration. From the year 1991-1992 the violent crime rate in California increased by 14,000 (DisasterCenter). Due to these increasing crime rates the Three Strikes Law was created in 1994 in California and different versions were adopted into other states. This law was enacted to give repeat offenders longer sentences, sometimes sentences of 25 years to life....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Criminology, Sentence]

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