1 You are not soft on crime. You have more people in jail than anyone. Is it helping?
2 If it is vengeance to spank a child, then you are in need of some serious medication
3. How are you "correcting" them by flicking a switch and BBQig them?
How do you 'correct' those in jail?
How do they become "un-corrected" in the first place?[/quote]
When 18% of violent felons on probation at the time of the crime and Nineteen percent received a probation term without incarceration.
it makes it profitable for the criminal,
our prisons are full of *repeat* afenders.Bureau of Justice Statistics Criminal Sentencing Statistics
[quote=] Summary findings
In 2004, State and Federal courts convicted a combined total of nearly 1,145,000 adults of felonies -- State courts convicted an estimated 1,079,000 adults and Federal courts convicted 66,518 adults (accounting for 6% of the national total).
In 2004, 70% of all felons convicted in State courts were sentenced to a period of confinement - 40% to State prisons and 30% to local jails. Jail sentences are for short-term confinement (usually for a year or less) in a county or city facility, while prison sentences are for long-term confinement (usually for over a year) in a State facility.
State courts sentenced 28% of convicted felons to straight probation with no jail or prison time to serve.
Prison sentences in State courts averaged almost 5 years in 2004.
The average sentence to local jail was 6 months. The average probation sentence was about 3 years.
Females accounted for a quarter of felony property offenders.
Lengths of felony sentences imposed by State courts, 2004
Mean sentence length
(in months) for felons sentenced to:
conviction offense Total Prison Jail Probation
All offenses 37 mo 57 mo 6 mo 38 mo
Violent offenses 68 92 7 44
Property offenses 29 45 6 38
Drug offenses 31 51 6 38
Weapons offenses 32 47 7 34
Other offenses 24 41 6 38
Note: Means exclude life and death sentences.
Data on sentence length were reported for 89% of all cases. [/quote]
[quote=] Violent Felons in Large Urban Counties
Presents data collected from a representative sample of felony cases that resulted in a felony conviction for a violent offense in 40 of the Nation's 75 largest counties. The study tracks cases for up to 1 year from the date of filing through final disposition. Defendants convicted of murder, rape, robbery, assault or other violent felonies are described in terms of demographic characteristics (gender, race, Hispanic origin, age), prior arrests and convictions, criminal justice status at time of arrest, type of pretrial release or detention, type of adjudication, and sentence received.
Highlights include the following:
Thirty-six percent of violent felons had an active criminal justice status at the time of their arrest. This included 18% on probation, 12% on release pending disposition of a prior case, and 7% on parole.
A majority (56%) of violent felons had a prior conviction record. Thirty-eight percent had a prior felony conviction and 15% had a previous conviction for a violent felony.
Eight-one percent of violent felons were sentenced to incarceration with 50% going to prison and 31% to jail. Nineteen percent received a probation term without incarceration. [/quote]
When I was growing up Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.
We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.
You never ever back talked any adult or you would get a backhand,
Kids today don't seem to have any respect (not all kids but quite a bit)
[quote name=']plans to introduce a bill this week that would make California the first state to make the spanking of children 4 years old and under a misdemeanor punishable by a year in jail or a fine of up to $1' date='000.[/quote']Proposed law against spanking toddlers in Calif. causes stir
And I don't have all of the answers,
[quote=] Serial Killer Alton Coleman
By the time authorities caught up to the deadly pair on July 20, 1984, they had committed at least eight murders, seven rapes, three kidnapping and 14 armed robberies.
Coleman's appeal efforts were unsuccessful and on April 25, 2002, while reciting, "The Lord is my shepherd," Coleman was executed by lethal injection. [/quote]Serial Killers and Mass Murderers
He spent 18 years on death row. and I think that is too long.