View Poll Results: Should criminal records of adults be erased after their sentence has been served?

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  • Yes upon release for all offenders

    3 5.26%
  • Yes upon release for non-violent offenders and never for violent offenders

    7 12.28%
  • Yes upon releases for non-violent offenders and a certain amount of time for violent offenses.

    2 3.51%
  • Yes after 1-5 years

    1 1.75%
  • Yes after 6-10 years

    3 5.26%
  • Yes after 11-15 years

    0 0%
  • Yes after 16-20 years

    0 0%
  • Yes after 21-30 years

    0 0%
  • Yes but time of record deletion should depend on offense.

    17 29.82%
  • Criminal records should never be erased.

    24 42.11%
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    Re: Should criminal records of adults be erased after their sentence has been served?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    The United States represents roughly 5% of the population of Earth, and yet of all the people in prison around the world, 25% of them are here. The sum total of everyone here in the states who is in prison, on parole or on probation works out to roughly 3% of the population.
    Has it ever occurred to you that part of the reason is a lack of enforcement and incarceration capacity in the developing world?



    Regarding the thread (it seems I haven't commented):

    I'm against the removal of voting rights, at all ever. People should be allowed to vote in prison. The political process is an avenue of assimilation and becoming a productive member of society and should not be removed in spite for punishment - that's vindictive and counter productive. Prison should be about public safety, rehab and re-assimilation not punishment. What kind of a "justice" system is based on punishment and not public safety? A backwards one.

    I would also restore self defense (gun) rights to most criminals after their sentence is served.
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    Re: Should criminal records of adults be erased after their sentence has been served?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should criminal records of adults be erased after their sentence has been served? When I say erased I mean someone could do a background check and nothing shows up.There is no record, nor is there anything saying you been convicted or served time behind bars.

    Yes upon release for all offenders
    Yes upon release for non-violent offenders and never for violent offenders
    Yes upon releases for non-violent offenders and a certain amount of time for violent offenses.
    Yes after 1-5 years
    Yes after 6-10 years
    Yes after 11-15 years
    Yes after 16-20 years
    Yes after 21-30 years
    Yes but time of record deletion should depend on offense.
    Criminal records should never be erased.


    I been thinking about this subject for a few days for a while now.If we can trust a former criminal to be in the general public,then shouldn't we erase that person's criminal so that he or she may not be impaired in getting a job or anything else someone may perform a background check for?
    No.



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    Re: Should criminal records of adults be erased after their sentence has been served?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Here's a hint - don't do the crime in the first place.
    The Federal government itself can only estimate how many criminal statutes it has on the books. It can only estimate how many regulations have criminal penalties. If you call a Federal agency looking for a binding interpretation of the regulations they themselves wrote, they'll tell you that it's up to the DoJ to decide who to prosecute when for violating what regulations.

    While I'm sure you know you haven't murdered or assaulted or raped or robbed anyone, I guarantee you that you do not know whether or not you have broken a law that would net you prison time if the authorities bothered to catch up to you.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Should criminal records of adults be erased after their sentence has been served?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    You didn't prove anything. You invoked your own personal experience as if it were an authoritative source on what's going on across the country.
    You said it was easy to get one. No, it's only easy to get one if you're willing to break the law. I'm not. Neither are lots of people. In fact, by your own statistics, the majority of Americans are not willing to do so.

    You are simply wrong and not honest enough to admit it.
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    Re: Should criminal records of adults be erased after their sentence has been served?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I've never received a ticket. Ever. I'm not naive enough to believe that reflects the experiences of others in any way.
    You're the one arguing that a criminal record is ridiculously easy to get, why don't you have one?
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    Re: Should criminal records of adults be erased after their sentence has been served?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Has it ever occurred to you that part of the reason is a lack of enforcement and incarceration capacity in the developing world?
    I need you to rephrase your question please, it did not compute.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Should criminal records of adults be erased after their sentence has been served?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    You're the one arguing that a criminal record is ridiculously easy to get, why don't you have one?
    I imagine it has a lot to do with the fact that I live a quiet life in the sticks.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

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    Re: Should criminal records of adults be erased after their sentence has been served?

    The more important question, in my opinion, would be who should have access to criminal records and under what circumstances?
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Should criminal records of adults be erased after their sentence has been served?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    You said it was easy to get one. No, it's only easy to get one if you're willing to break the law. I'm not. Neither are lots of people. In fact, by your own statistics, the majority of Americans are not willing to do so.

    You are simply wrong and not honest enough to admit it.
    You're talking about my honesty, when you ignore my figures -- which include the fact that, by age 23, 1 in 3 Americans is arrested?

    Har har har.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Should criminal records of adults be erased after their sentence has been served?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I need you to rephrase your question please, it did not compute.
    Come on, it's straightforward English. Maybe the reason the U.S. has more people incarcerated isn't because we're doing anything wrong, but because we have the capacity to do it right and it's other countries that are incapable of arresting, charging, convicting and incarcerating the criminals that they ought to be accountable for.
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