Nonviolent Crimes Essay

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By definition non violent crimes are crimes that do not implicate physical harm or use of force upon another person. The most common of nonviolent crimes are drug trafficking, possession of drugs, burglary and or larceny. Other cases of non-violent crimes are prostitution, bribery, arson and fraud.
At first I was all for early prison release of nonviolent offenders, why should tax payers have to pay for someone growing or smoking an herb that’s legal in other states? But after much research I had a change of heart. A crime is a crime no matter how small and criminals should be accountable for their actions.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics did a report, entitled Recidivism of State Prisoners Released in 2005, and was collaborated from data
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The Houston, Texas-based company was once ranked the sixth-largest energy company in the world. It was discovered that Enron's earnings had been overstated by several hundred million dollars. In 2001, Enron’s stock plummeted from $90 a share to less than 70 cents. Not only did thousands and thousands of workers lose their jobs but The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations estimated that employees suffered a whopping loss of 1.5 trillion dollars from their retirement funds.…show more content…
“Don’t do the crime, if you can’t do the time.” Nonviolent or white collar crimes may not be violent however it is certainly not victimless. Say you become a victim of identity theft or trust a crooked investor (Jordan Belfort) and suddenly you lose your home and life savings; though you were not physically harmed, this could be detrimental to yours and your family’s future. Allowing these offenders to be released early creates a huge incentive for criminals to commit even more crimes. A large amount(~67%) of non violent crimes are committed by repeat offenders, and it's because they know they will serve a little time and then can go back out into society to do it all over
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