Essay on Recommended Prison Policy

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Recommended Prison Policy
Hello Sir/Madam in this report one will examine the importance of suggesting new recommendations for increasing the maximum prison sentence for offenders convicted of aggravated robbery, known as armed robbery. One will address issues of why our state legislature should consider changing the existing prison terms of those found guilty of armed robbery. As well address, the reason one believes this responsibility lays in the hands of legislators instead of judges, or parole boards. By examining the severity of armed robbery, rate of recidivism, budget needs, on crime, one will suggest that the minimum amount of time an offender of armed robbery is incarcerated should be increased.
Severity of Armed
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Another recommendation suggests that punishments should be the same for all offenders of robbery. For example, one believes it should not matter if this is the first time someone has committed a violent crime such as robbery, or if this is the tenth time, he or she has committed a violent crime. One believes the victim’s fears are the same regardless of the amount of times the offender has committed a violent crime. Another recommendation is the charged of armed robbery should not be reduced to lesser charges. Armed robbery is a serious violent crime. Therefore, those charged with armed robbery must not be allowed to have the charges reduced to a less sever crime just to save taxpayer’s dollars.
One strongly recommends the legislator’s of the United States mandate prison terms for armed robbery, because this will prevent plea-bargaining, and the discretion of judges’ from allowing offenders to go free with what some may believe is an insignificant punishment (Dershowitz, 1976). However, perhaps the best recommendation one can suggest is for the state legislator’s is to strive towards a universal prison sentence among all states for armed robbery. This will allow all criminals convicted of armed robbery to serve the same amount of time in prison regardless of where the robbery occurred. One believes the seriousness of this crime is the same for all victims therefore; it should not mater…