The Need For Extreme Criminal Justice Reform In California Essay

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I.     Basic Introduction and description - Introduce basic sides of Criminal
Law and Elaborate

II.     General History and Development
     - Discuss the history and modifications of Reform Laws in California

III.     Main Problems and Concern Stimulants
     - Point out real life statistics and point out incidents

IV.     Conclusion
     - Point out the need for an extreme reform and what can be done


I. An analysis of Department of Corrections data by the Center
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C. A progress report on an actof this kind would be made by the California Board of Corrections on January 1, 1997 and annually thereafter to selected legislative committees.

III.     Informatives

A. "It seems clear that the California Legislature has determined that incarceration is not appropriate for many criminal offenses and that alternative sanctions are preferable for non-violent offenders. " (Randy Meyer, Political
Official) B. But while this approach is to be applauded, its spreading prevents the fulfillment of its true potential. C. "By retaining those non-violent offenders that are currently in state prison and continuing to pursue defensive punishment at the local level in the form of short term "shock incarceration" and bootcamps, the costly and ineffective methods of criminal behavior correction remain intact." (Charles Calderon-US News) D. By immediately eliminating incarceration for all non-violent offenses and requiring victim compensation and community service, resources can be committed to preventing crime rather than to the feeding and housing of offenders. E. This is consistent with the findings of the legislature and is cost efficient, requires minimal systemic change, and increases public safety and security.