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"Everything has a moral, if only you can find it" - L.C.
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Perspectives » Disenfranchised Felons

"The number of Americans who cannot vote because they have been convicted of a felony continues to grow. The Sentencing Project reported Thursday that in 2010 5.5 million voting-age citizens were disenfranchised because of their criminal records, up by 9 percent from 2004.  About a quarter are in prison, but the rest have completed their sentences or are on probation or parole."

 

How can felons change, demonstrate change, and be accepted by society as citizens and not felons after incarceration?

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Perspectives » Taking Solitary Confinement to Court

An argument against the "unimaginable cruelty" of solitary confinement.

 

Regardless of which side of the argument you fall into this article can lead us to some very important questions:

If someone puts their life on the line is it wrong to deny their request? 

Is solitary confinement an unjust punishment?

Is grounding a child for misbehaving unimaginably cruel and unjust?

What is the purpose of judicial punishment? What are some other ways this can be achieved?

Are drug possession, burglary, and other crimes permissible so long as they are non-violent?

Is a "three strikes" policy for punishment unfair?

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Research » Effects of Beliefs in Heaven and Hell on Crime Rates

"Though religion has been shown to have generally positive effects on normative ‘prosocial’ behavior, recent laboratory research suggests that these effects may be driven primarily by supernatural punishment. Supernatural benevolence, on the other hand, may actually be associated with less prosocial behavior."

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