Imagine the following scenario:
You are walking to your car in the back corner of an isolated parking lot. A man suddenly appears and approaches you. He has one hand in his coat pocket, and you suspect he may be armed. Is it better for you if this event happens in a state with a three-strikes law, which mandates harsh sentences for a person who commits a violent felony and who already has two previous felony convictions, or in a state without such a law?
Write a 350- to 700-word paper about this scenario and question, in which you include the following:
- Describe the problem.
- Construct at least one critical thinking argument supporting one side of the issue.
- Construct one creative thinking argument supporting the other side of the issue.
- Explain the rationale for your arguments.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.