Criminal Justice Policy Argumentative Essay by y6h66

Criminal Justice Policy
Looks at the criminal justice policies of home confinement,electronic monitoring and the exclusionary rule.
# 116510 | 1,545 words | 5 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Oct 06, 2009 in Law (Constitution) , Sociology (General) , Criminology (General)

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In this paper, the writer explains that she disagrees with the two conclusions of S. Walker in his text "Sense and Nonsense about Crime and Drugs" about criminal justice policy. First, the paper argues, in contrast to Walker's belief, that home confinement and electronic monitoring will help reduce crimes especially for less serious offenders who are not considered a flight risk and for sex offenders. Then, the paper, in agreement with Walker, contends that the exclusionary rule should not be repealed or modified; however, the courts need to take a second look at two associated doctrines called the "plain view doctrine" and the "fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine".

Table of Contents:
Home Confinement and Electronic Monitoring Will Not Reduce Crime
Repeal or Modification of the Exclusionary Rule Will Not Help the Police Reduce Serious Crime

From the Paper:

"Some people believe that a law requiring the registration and electronic monitoring of sexual offenders is additional punishment when these criminals have served their time, and should be left alone. These laws brand sexual offenders and subject them to scorn and outrage. On the other hand, these predators prey on our children, our most vulnerable citizens, and cause devastating lifetime damage. The high rate of recidivism of these offenders requires sexual offender registration and monitoring to give people some peace of mind in an attempt to protect their children."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fairfield, California. (2006). Megan's law. Retrieved July 27, 2007, from:
  • Sluss, M. (2006). McDonnell drafts bill to toughen predator laws; [Metro Edition]. Roanoke Times & World News. Retrieved July 27, 2007, from:
  • State of Virginia, (2007).Safe kids initiative. Retrieved July 27, 2007, from:
  • Walker, S. (2001). Sense and nonsense about crime and drugs. Wadsworth/Thomson.
  • Zalman, M. (2002). Criminal procedure: Constitution and society. 4th Ed. Pearson-Prentice Hall. Upper Saddle River, NJ

Cite this Argumentative Essay:

APA Format

Criminal Justice Policy (2009, October 06) Retrieved April 19, 2021, from

MLA Format

"Criminal Justice Policy" 06 October 2009. Web. 19 April. 2021. <>