How much confidence do you have in the criminal justice system – police, courts, prisons, parole - in Missouri?
What do you think should be the top priority in dealing with crime?
Prevention, such as education and youth programs
Rehabilitation, such as education and job training/services for prisoners
Punishment, such as longer sentences and more space in jails and prisons
Enforcement, such as putting more police officers on the streets
Do you think there are too many people in prison in Missouri, too few, or just about right?
Just about right
To the best of your knowledge, what is the more likely attitude of inmates when they leave prison in Missouri?
They are less likely to commit a crime because they have learned their lesson
They are more likely to commit a crime because they’ve been hardened by that experience
Some say we should reform the system to include probation or shorter sentences for non-violent criminals in facilities designed to prepare them to reenter society. The most violent criminals would be imprisoned for lengthy sentences. Judges would have flexibility and discretion to sentence non-violent criminals and drug users on a case-by-case basis, rather than through mandatory minimum sentences. Those convicted of using drugs would receive drug rehab rather than prison. Would you support these reforms?
Yes, strongly support
No, not really
No, strongly oppose
In which part of the criminal justice system – police, courts, prisons, parole – do you have the MOST faith to do its job well?
None of them
In which part of the criminal justice system – police, courts, prisons, parole – do you have the LEAST faith to do its job well?