CJA 314 Week 2 Prison Term Policy Recommendation Proposal -
Individual Assignment - Prison Term Policy Recommendation Proposal
Resource: Films on Demand videos located in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.
· “Truth of Abu Ghraib”
· “Who is Psychopathic”
· “Murder Defense: Insanity”
Resource: Classical School of Thought in Criminology located on the student website in Criminology in the 21st Century.
Imagine the following scenario:
You are the criminologist advisor to a member of the state legislature. The legislature will soon vote on a bill that, if it passes, would double the maximum prison term for anyone convicted of armed robbery. Your boss knows the bill is popular, but wonders if it will do much good.
Consider policy making as it relates to criminal offenses. What recommendations would you make? What are the reasons for your recommendations? Is this a good bill or a bad bill? Is this bill effective?
Prepare a 750- to 1,050-word proposal addressing the following:
· Objectives of the bill
· Goals of the bill
· Possible solutions for the bill
· Justification for why the bill should be approved or not