Arguing for a reintegration program for those released from prison
THE PAPER IS A RHETORICAL SITUATION PAPER. IT ARGUES ABOUT HOW WE CAN LOWER EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS TO HIRE EX-OFFENDERS AFTER PRISON. IT GIVES THEM ANOTHER FAIR CHANCE TO LIFE AND WILL ALSO HELP MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES SAFER. IF WE KEEP TURNING OFFENDERS DOWN THEN DESPARATION AND MORE HIGH CRIME RESULTS.
1. 8-10 pages (this does not include the Works Cited page)
2. Times New Roman 12pt font
3. Doubled spaced with 1margins
4. MLA or APA formatted (I recommend figuring out which is common in your own field)
5. You must have 8 sources for your final paper, 3 of which must be found in the library (the databases, books, etc.). However, when searching for databases, remember that magazine and newspaper articles are not considered reliable researched sources.
B. Essay Assignment
Your assignment is to write an argumentative or persuasive essay. You should be trying to convince your audience of something. When choosing a topic, remember that an argument tends to come from an issue question. Choose something that interests you that youre passionate about, that you know something about, but can explore more within your writing. In answering a question, you must provide specific evidence to support your answer.
Many times, arguments can be arguing for or against something (such as abortion, gun control, etc.), but an argument can be so much more than that. You can argue to convince someone to do something like go back to school or stop smoking; you can argue to convince someone to believe something in particular, or that your beliefs are just as valid as theirs. You can also argue the value of something or that something is an issue that needs to be addressed.
The claims of your argument, or what you are trying to convince your reader of, should be clear and concise. Dont make your reader guess what point youre trying to argue. Along the same vein, be as specific as possible in your evidence.
In addition to presenting your own evidence for your side of an argument, you should address at least one counter argument. This strengthens your argument in that you are anticipating a rebuttal as if in conversation. It shows a full awareness of the topic.
Donat forget you may not choose the following topics:
AbortionTeen Pregnancy/Sex EducationLegalization of MarijuanaGlobal WarmingDeath PenaltyEuthanasiaThe Mosque at Ground ZeroGays and the MilitaryThe Health Care Reform Bill
Or any other over used topic If you are in doubt, please ask!
Remember that this is a formal academic essay, so you need to take an objective stance and stay away from emotionally charged language as well as first and second person. You will need to have an introduction that includes a thesis statement, a body that supports that thesis statement and a conclusion that wraps it all up. Make sure your paper is free of logical fallacies and keep in mind ethos, pathos, and logos as you write.
Why is it so easy for our society to judge ex-felons for their wrongful acts and criminal backgrounds even after they served their time? Is it because we believe that they should continue to be shunned and reminded of their distasteful and unethical behaviors or have society closed-minded the idea that the offenders should always be reminded that their unmoral acts should not be forgiven? Why should they continue to be held accountable for their mishaps if they served their time, paid their restitutions and other fines and at least attempted to show good faith in society? It seems way too easy to implement un-forgiveness and show no concern to think that many ex-felons will be released from penitentiary? The release and return of ex-felons should be amongst the talk of our communities. There should be a concern as to what will occur when they are released from incarceration and returned to our communities. Employment, job training, and other resources that can assist them to reenter into society smoothly should be available to help them transition back into the workforce so that they have a more heightened way of self-sufficiency and job readiness training. Offenders have much to worry about upon their release from incarceration. Many will return to the community homeless, jobless, desperate, lack of education or work experience, impoverished neighborhoods and with minimal income. This brings relevance to myself because I have a sibling who struggles with the above named obstacles almost nearly everyday. Even after being released from prison he has attempted to show society that he wants to be productive citizen but the system repeatedly fails him. He has searched for numerous jobs and even offered to work for free to obtain job skills but have not found that someone that will give him a chance. He has attempted to pay some of his restitution but finds it difficult to pay without a reliable job. So what is one to do in a position like this? My second job is that I work in a correctional setting on the weekends and I do, at times empathize for the inmates. I have been working in corrections almost 3 years and see many of the inmates being released from jail and into the community but then they return to incarceration. Not that I condone their inappropriate behaviors or misconduct, I believe they should be entitled to some type of rehabilative service that will help aid them into a more functional way of living after being released from incarceration. If this should work if would help to promote and maintain safer neighborhoods.