truth-in-sentencing deter crime - 75981

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  • From: Law, Criminal Justice
  • Due on: Sat 13 Dec, 2014 (12:25am)
  • Asked on: Fri 12 Dec, 2014
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Compose a 300 to 500 word essay to discuss the following:

  • Truth-in-sentencing laws deter crime.
  • Truth-in-sentencing laws do not deter crime.


  • Include scholarly references supporting your arguments.

Consider the following topics when drafting debate arguments and rebuttals:

  • Good-time and work-time credits
  • Requirements for length of time served
  • Effect on crime deterrence and recidivism
  • Differences between federal and state laws
  • Effects if parole is eliminated

Effects on prison population

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