Persuasive Speech Essay

965 Words Aug 31st, 2013 4 Pages
Kourtney Watkins
Persuasive Speech

I. Attention Step

A. Right now in the United States of America murderers, rapist, and child molesters are being set free. Prisoners are watching T.V., eating a meal, and using exercise equipment while law abiding citizens are starving and living in gutters. Prisoners even have their own periodical. Dangerous criminals are walking the streets and crime is a way of life to many Americans. In America, crime does pay because our nations prison system is not working properly.

B. Most of you may know someone who is either a family member or a friend who has committed a crime and served jail time that has gotten out and committed the same crime. Not once but twice maybe even a third time.
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Young kids are kept in prison to long, and they learn from other criminals. When they are paroled, they are better criminals, and they won’t get caught as easily. How is jail working if criminals are being released better at their crimes from when they were first sentenced to imprisonment?

III. Satisfaction Step

Now that you are aware of these problems…..

As we all know high crime rate brings many people great fear for leaving their homes. Despite the negative attitude that little can be done to stop the crime, I believe there are several approaches to control it, although not completely eliminate it.

A. Education is an essential element in reducing the crime rate in the long run. According to “ Prison does work “ Here’s the Proof by Daniel Green Daily Mail, December 8, 2010. Having more educational content available to inmates then violet reckless news that gives them ideas to feed off.

B. The inappropriate coverage of crime by the media also contributes to driving up the crime rate. For instance, the media tend to cover the bloody and violent scene in order to boost the ratings or circulations, which may arouse a potential criminals to commit a crime and instruct them how to achieve it. The coverage of media should be checked carefully and restricted to some extend.

C. There are a number of reasons to believe that education will affect subsequent crime. First, schooling increases the returns to legitimate work, raising the

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