Prison Term Policy Recommendation

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Prison Term Policy Recommendation

Prison Term Policy Recommendation
In this paper I will provide a recommendation concerning the issue of a bill that would double the maximum prison term for anyone convicted of armed robbery. I will also address the reasoning behind my recommendations concerning the matter.

Regardless of how many voters are for or against a bill does not mean that it should become a policy. Many people would believe that this bill if passed would be for a greater cause or for the greater good. I think that the bill should be looked into a bit differently in order to see if there are some better solutions for people convicted of armed robbery. With the bill being in question I think we have to review what the bill will ensure and whether or not we should even consider “fixing something that is not broke”. Crime is committed everywhere regardless of location however some areas are more prone to crime while others have a very low crime rate but we have to look at armed robbery closely and compare when and where it came from and where the crime is heading today. If we were to do this research it may allow us to come up with secondary solutions that may help control the situation and have better and more successful outcomes. The Uniform Crime Report (UCR) defines the crime of armed robbery as “An aggravated form of robbery in which the defendant is armed with a dangerous weapon, though it is not necessary to prove that he used the weapon to effectuate the robbery. The taking of property from person or presence of another by use of force or by threatening use of force while armed with a dangerous weapon” In the old days those convicted of robbery or armed robbery could receive the death penalty. Capital punishment was big in the old days and was popular up until about the early to late 1960s, in that time there were 10 states that used death as a form of punishment for robbery. Between 1930 and 1963, there were a total of about 24 people that...
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