posted on Feb, 25 2014 @ 08:59 PM
reply to post by boncho
They are walking on thin ice the entire time they are out, and see their parole officers constantly, and if they screw up they know exactly
where they are going.
A consequence of them screwing up again being another murdered person?
The recidivism rates for them is really the only thing that
edit on 25-2-2014 by Lucid Lunacy because: (no reason given)
Not really. Where this is occurring life sentences were being handed out for almost anything.
A life sentence has become an acceptable punishment not only for murder, but also for a wide variety of other crimes, some of them quite trivial.
Under California’s draconian three-strikes laws, people have received 25 years-to-life sentences for minor infractions like stealing pizza from
children and stealing change from a parked car. In November 2011, a circuit court judge in Florida sentenced a 26-year-old man whose home computer
contained hundreds of pornographic images to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
But you raise a good issue which is still backed up by real world data.
four-fold typology of homicide offenders: 1) homicide that was precipitated by a general
altercation or argument, 2) homicide during the commission of a felony, 3) domestic violence-related homicide, and 4) a homicide
after an accident. In conclusion, none of the 336 homicide offenders committed another murder.
Essentially there are various forms of homicide. Yes many will probably never be able to reintegrate into society, but a good number of them can,
because there circumstances were a one time thing. A person could be being emotionally/physically abused by their boyfriend, finally had enough, then
killed them. I am not justify their actions, simply pointing out that circumstance and cause has everything to do with it.
As I understand it repeat offenses among violent offenders is high. Am I wrong?
Technically yes. If you think murderers make up all violent offenders. Violent offenders that have crimes based in monetary gain, drug trade, gang
activity, etc, are the statistic that pushes that number up. Of course serial killers as well. But there are plenty of other kinds of violent crime
that is not as serious.