Find a law that is currently in existence and argue why the law should be eliminated. Your assignment should include:
- An introduction describing the existing law. What problem was this law intended to address? Why was this law created? Which goal(s) of crime control (deterrence, retribution, incapacitation, rehabilitation) is reflected in this law? Provide and relevant history reguarding this law.
- At least three reasons the law should be eliminated (was reason should be its own paragraph) which are supported by outside research.
- A paragraph addressing “the other” perspective. Are there any benefits associated with this law? Your argument will be strengthened by acknowledging that there may be valid opposing arguments.
- A conclusion paragraph summarizing your argument as to why the law should be eliminated