In the majority of cases, do you believe that a jail sentence deters the offender from committing further crimes?
Besides murder, do you think that there are some crimes that always call for a jail sentence as punishment?
I don't think murder always calls for a jail sentence
Besides murder, which of the following crimes listed below do you think should always be met with at least a minimum jail sentence, regardless of the circumstances of the offender? (Select as many as apply).
I don't think there are any offences that fall in that category.
Manslaughter (causing the death of someone without intending it)
Sexual assault against a child
Impaired driving causing death or bodily harm
Impaired driving causing death
Breaking and entering to someone's home
Violence against children
Crimes involving the use of a firearm
Crimes involving the use of a weapon
Violence against senior citizens
Some countries (such as Canada) will sometimes allow a person convicted of a crime to serve their sentence in their own home (perhaps with an ankle bracelet). Do you think this is a good idea?
Yes, but in very rare cases
Do you agree with California's "three strikes you're out" law, which imposes life sentences for offenders convicted of at least three serious offences?
Are you in favour of the death penalty for murder?
Yes, but only in certain circumstances (e.g. murder of a law enforcement officer, murder of a child, multiple murders)
No, not under any circumstances
I favour it not just for murder, but for other crimes as well (tell us which ones in a comment)