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- Capital Punishment - 1,222 words
Capital Punishment Capital Punishment Capital punishment is a serious topic that has been debated lately. It has become a huge problem in our modern correctional system. More and more people are coming around to a new way of thinking. Retribution is a must for the crimes that people are committed for. Some people deserve death sentences while others deserve a milder, life imprisonment sentence. Capital punishment is a very reasonable and effective way of dealing with criminals. People agree that punishments are necessary for certain crimes. There is an obvious necessity for murderers and other severe criminals to be dealt with besides imprisonment. Prison definitely seems to be a small price ...
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- Drug Legalization In America - 796 words
Drug Legalization In America The issues surrounding drug legalization are complicated and sensitive. Each year drug use kills about 14,000 Americans and costs taxpayers approximately $70 billion. Drug-related illnesses and crime costs an estimated $67 billion per year. Drug use also influences worker productivity as seventy-one percent of all illicit drug users are eighteen and older and employed. Also impacted is public safety. A 1993, study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicated that eighteen percent of 2,000 deaths from seven states had drugs, other than alcohol, in their systems when they died. Ironically, some citizens still support the idea of drug legalizati ...
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- Effects Of Prisons - 1,498 words
Effects Of Prisons Eric Cavallari J. Foley Psychology101 10/10/00 The Downward Spiral; Psychological Effects of Prisons I have visited some of the best and the worst prisons and have never seen signs of coddling, but I have seen the terrible results of the boredom and frustration of empty hours and pointless existence -former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger If recent incarceration rates remain unchanged, an estimated 1 out of every 20 persons (5.1%) will serve time in a prison during their lifetime. -U.S. Department of Justice One of the largest problems with the prison issue in America today is that it gets little attention. Unlike education, pollution or gun control people are usu ...
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- Electronic Monitoring Today - 1,543 words
Electronic Monitoring Today Electronic Monitoring Today Electronic monitoring has emerged as one of the most popular forms of community corrections in the United States today. Electronic monitoring began and/or was first used in approximately 1984. Today, approximately 12,000- 15,000 offenders or participants are being monitored on a daily basis. The electronic monitoring equipment used today allows us to determine if a monitored participant is in his/her required place at the proper time. When I speak of electronic monitoring the first thing that comes to your mind is probably an ankle bracelet. Well, todays technology has called for a few new and interesting not to mention easier forms of ...
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- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - 1,797 words
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a condition affecting children born to women who drink heavily during pregnancy. There are three criteria used to describe the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and to make a diagnosis of FAS. The first of these is a pattern of facial anomalies, these features include: Small eye openings Flat cheekbones Flattened groove between nose and upper lip Thin upper lip These characteristics can gradually diminish as the child ages, but it is important to note that diagnosis does not change because of this. The second criteria is growth deficiencies: Low birth weight Decelerating weight ove ...
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- History Of Corrections - 1,841 words
... ny correctional changes have also happened over the past few years. There was the Prisoners Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1980s. These movements gave prisoners certain right that they have never had before. The received the right to have freedom of speech and religion. They could receive medical care. They got the right to procedural due process and they were allowed to live in proper living conditions. Not all the reforms have resulted in positive effects. Many of the reforms that have happened over the 175 years have decreased the control and power that administrators have over inmates. Prisons have become much more violent because the control of the prisons has changed from the sta ...
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