Where should we draw the line when it is clear that “intelligence” is the best weapon against the next big terrorist attack against the United States? Do you believe that programs like Total Information Awareness contribute to the perception that the United States has lost moral legitimacy in its war against terrorism?

Criminal justice

Discussion Questions

Respond to the questions presented. Your initial response should be at least one paragraph in length.

Where should we draw the line when it is clear that “intelligence” is the best weapon against the next big terrorist attack against the United States? Do you believe that programs like Total Information Awareness contribute to the perception that the United States has lost moral legitimacy in its war against terrorism?

Do you think it is fair to sentence a person to prison for life for petty theft or shoplifting after he or she has had two prior felony convictions? Would you change your mind if the intent of three-strikes laws is to deter felonies (serious crimes)?