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  • Chemical Castration for Repeat Sex Offenders Essay

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    Chemical Castration for Repeat Sex Offenders Child molestation and sexual assault is an ever growing problem in the United States today, but an even bigger problem is that these pedophiles are being released after only serving as little as one quarter of their sentence. In California alone (at the time the bill was first passed), there was an estimated 680 individuals on parole for molestation and other sexual assaults including sodomy by force with a victim under the age of thirteen as well

  • The Repeat Offenders Project

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    The Repeat Offenders project is one that presents some concepts as pertains repeat offending. This project, as earlier defined, was created with an aim of reducing the rates of recidivism. In it, unique mechanisms of dealing with this problem have been presented through some of the mechanisms presented already been implemented either fully or partially in different nations. Despite the similarities that may exist between the concepts presented in this project with those implemented in other nations

  • Repeat Sex Offenders Essay

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    In numerous sex crimes the offender serves an average of 3.5 years, with the possibly of no probation, and once released has a 37% chance of re-offense. With chemical castration being required after a sex offender’s second offense, the government, therefore, would be aiding in the future elimination of repeat sex crimes. Chemical castration costs thousands less than imprisonment. Thus, taxpayers would be taxed less than they would be in paying taxes for sex offenders who are incarcerated multiple

  • Mandatory Sentencing Laws For Repeat Offenders

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    In the 1990s, states began to execute mandatory sentencing laws for repeat offenders. This statute became known as “three strike laws”. The three strikes law increases prison sentence for people convicted of a felony. If you have two or more violent crimes or serious felonies, it limits the ability that offenders have to receive a punishment other than life sentencing. By 2003 over half of the states and federal government had enacted the “three strike laws”. The expectation behind it was to get

  • Summary: Tougher Sentences For Repeat Offenders

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    Finally, this all leads to one of the largest areas of conflict when trying to evaluate the effectiveness of prison terms for repeat offenders. There are many statistics on the subject that conflict with each other. Some authors claim that trying juveniles as adults actually incorporate them into the criminal world at a youthful age and leads to a lifetime of the criminal offense. Other studies believe in the power of rehabilitation to save most, if not all, of these youths. If one looks past

  • Dealing With Repeat, Criminal Offenders, And The Justice System

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    Dealing with repeat, criminal offenders, has become a hot-topic issue in the corrections community, as well as the justice system as a whole. Society demands to be protected from the criminal element, and rightly so, but how do we identify the career criminals, and keep them from harming others? Even though a small number of career criminals were responsible for the majority of the crimes being committed in the country, it was not until the mid-1980s that selective incapacitation began to be used

  • The Three Strikes Laws For Repeat Criminal Offenders

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    The three strikes law is one of the most modernized laws in the criminal justice system of the United States, where it has been created in the efforts to reduce and prevent crimes in the states especially for required sentencing laws for repeat criminal offenders. In 2003, more than half of the United States had adopted the three strikes law; in addition, the law is raised when criminals have committed their third felonies. Therefore, these laws execute a harsher penalty of a minimum of 25 years of

  • Three Strikes: Harsher Sentencing of Repeat Felony Offender

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    Between 1993 and 1995, twenty four states enacted three strikes sentencing policy which calls for much harsher sentencing of repeat felony offender. Most sentences for these repeat offender called for a minimum punishment of a life sentence with possibility of release until twenty five years have been served (1 Marvell, Moody 89). These laws where created to target and punish what lawmakers believed to be the small percentage of criminals that where committing the majority of serious crimes such

  • H.R.1501 - Violent And Repeat Juvenile Offender Accountability

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    H.R.1501 - Violent and Repeat Juvenile Offender Accountability and Rehabilitation Act of 1999. H.R. 1809 focuses more on non-violent offenders, H.R. 1501 focuses towards violent and repeat offenders. Legislation Option 1: H.R. 1501 was introduced to the House on 04/21/1999 and passed through both the House and the Senate, the main focus of this Bill was “to provide quality prevention programs and accountability programs relating to juvenile delinquency” (H.R. 1501). This bill helps to solve some

  • Why Do We See so many Repeat Offenders?

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    Why do we see so many repeat offenders? Could it be that it is the only life the criminal has ever known? Could it be that there is no structure or routine in the criminal’s life, so they have to keep committing crimes to get back into prison? Could it be that the criminal has never been taught any better? Could it be that the prison system has failed to rehabilitate the criminal? There are many theories as to why the criminal justice system has failed to turn the lives around of criminals. I have