Answer the following questions.

In a narrative format, explain how an offender is processed through each stage of the criminal justice system.

How effective have America’s “Get Tough on Crime” initiatives been on reducing crime?

Do you believe our corrections system is effective in rehabilitating offenders?

Do you feel that mandatory minimum sentences have a positive impact on reducing crime in the US? Why/ Why not?

If you were a member of the legislature, how would you go about proposing legislation to abolish mandatory minimum sentencing practices?

In a narrative format, discuss the key facts and critical issues presented.

What, if anything, would be wrong with punishing thieves simply by having them return whatever they have stolen.

Define Deterrence and then explain the difference between general and specific deterrence.

Three-Strikes Laws have been the source of continued controversy, In your opinion, should they be abolished? Explain your reasoning.

Assume that you are a Senator within your home state in which determinate sentencing is currently being practiced; however, you have introduced a bill to switch to indeterminate sentencing. What are some of the strengths of indeterminate sentencing that you could use to persuade your fellow senators?

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