Criminal Justice

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THW abolish military courts and instead try soldiers in civilian courts

This house supports college education programs in prisons in the United States.

THBT criminal justice policy should be outsourced to technocrats instead of elected representatives (for example the parliament/government)

THW Abolish Plea Bargains

Infoslide: A plea bargain is an agreement in a criminal case between the prosecutor and alleged criminal that typically involves the alleged criminal's agreement to plead guilty. The guilty plea is often made to a lesser offense or to a reduced sentence that has been agreed upon in advance. The criminal often provides information regarding either the crime in question or other related crime in exchange for the plea.

This House Would Let Prisoners Elect Their Wardens

THW prefer this system over a prison-based criminal justice system

A new criminal justice system has been suggested by experts. This system would replace prisons with house arrest and forced labour, the length of which would be based on the amount of compensation the criminal owes the victim or society at large. People who are deemed an immediate danger to society would still be incarcerated.

THW abolish prison as a punishment for non-violent crimes

THW prohibit the use of statistical risk assessments in making parole decisions.

Parole is the provisional release of a prisoner who agrees to certain conditions prior to the completion of the maximum sentence period. Many parole boards now use statistical analysis to make decisions as part of parole hearings. Statistical risk analysis tools try to predict recidivism — repeat offending or breaking the rules of probation or parole — using statistical probabilities based on factors such as age, employment history, education and prior criminal record which is usually considered the most predictive factor.

THW abolish the use of prisons for non-violent offenders