Last updated on: 11/11/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Office of the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“Along with two-thirds of the American public, I believe in capital punishment. I believe that there are some defendants who have earned the ultimate punishment our society has to offer by committing murder with aggravating circumstances present. I believe life is sacred. It cheapens the life of an innocent murder victim to say that society has no right to keep the murderer from ever killing again. In my view, society has not only the right, but the duty to act in self defense to protect the innocent.”

“Death penalty – A Message from the Prosecuting Attorney,” Office of the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s website (accessed July 22, 2008)

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Description:

“The Office of the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney is charged with the responsibility of representing the State of Indiana in all felony and misdemeanor criminal prosecutions, resulting from crimes committed within Clark County, Indiana. In addition, the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney conducts criminal investigations, convenes and supervises Grand Jury proceedings, enforces child support orders entered in divorce and paternity cases, prosecutes traffic and other infraction violations of state law, conducts juvenile adjudications and prosecutions, and provides information and assistance to the victims of crime. The Office of the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney is established by the Indiana Constitution at Article VII, Sec. 16, which prescribes a term of four (4) years with no term limitations. The territorial jurisdiction of the Office is the Fourth Judicial Circuit, which includes all of Clark County. The Prosecuting Attorney must be a resident of Clark County, and must be licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana.”

“Office Overview,” Office of the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s website (accessed July 22, 2008)

Mission:

“The primary goals of the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney are:

  • The identification and agressive prosecution of habitual career criminals, who are responsible for the vast majority of all criminal activity.
  • Strong and consistent prosecution of violent criminals.
  • To reduce the devastating effects of alcohol and drug abuse in our community.
  • To preserve the sanctity of the home by meaningful prosecution of home burglaries, particularly in rural areas.
  • A commitment to provide information, assistance, and protection to crime victims, particularly children, the elderly, and others less able to protect themselves; and to vigorously prosecute those who prey on them.

    It is the responsibility of the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney to pursue speedy and fair investigations and prosecutions of all crimes committed within Clark County.”

“Office Overview,” Office of the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s website (accessed July 22, 2008)

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