Specialty courts have been developed for various categories of crimes and offenders (e.g., mental health, substance use, domestic violence). Are there crimes or offender types in which a specialized court should be developed? Why or why not? How would it be implemented? What would it offer that traditional courts cannot?
The right to vote and hold office are civil disabilities that affect many felons, especially those who are minority and from impoverished communities. Do you believe that felons should be granted their right to vote upon parole? Determine any pros and cons to the issue? Should former inmates be granted the opportunity to seek an elected office? Is there a difference between them and those currently in office?
Is restorative justice possible in the United States? Why or why not? How should it be implemented?