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Law and Crime
Cannabis Should Be Legalized
Should Cannabis/Marijuana be legalised?
Religious beliefs/practices override government laws
Should religious groups be able to use their own rules instead of the laws of the country they live in? Should exceptions to the national law be made to make room for religious practices?
Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOS) [UK]
Should Anti-Social Behaviour Orders be scrapped?
Right to Roam
Should everyone have access to the countryside, even when it’s privately owned?
Three Strikes Laws Should Be Repealed
Should so-called 'three-strikes' laws be repealed?
Extremist Political Parties Should Be Banned
Should extremist political parties be banned from standing for political office? Does their right to have their say outweigh the harm and offence that they cause?
Licensing Laws: Reform of [UK]
Should the opening hours of pubs and bars be extended?
Should electronic surveillance of American citizens by the US government only be permitted after court approval of a legal warrant? Or should we trust the government to exercise its powers to protect the United States in a time of threat?
Whilst many parliaments and assemblies have two houses (‘bicameral’), a few only have one (‘unicameral’). Is this good?
Child Offenders Should Be Punished Harder
Is stricter punishment the answer to juvenile crime?
Drug testing, mandatory for public officials
Should continued office for public officials be dependent on (successfully) taking a drug test?
Religious Slaughter of Animals
Should the religious slaughter of animals be banned?
Is mandatory sentencing a good idea?
Drug Patent Laws
Should the pharmaceutical patenting system be liberalised?
Is it ever justifiable to execute criminals?
Should acts of hate be criminalized? What acts should be considered hate crimes?
Negotiating with Terrorist Groups
Should governments negotiate with terrorists?
Celebrities, should get greater protection?
Should celebrities have greater protection from the media?
We Should Restrict Freedom of Speech
Is it ever right for Governments to restrict freedom of speech?
Statute of limitations
Should we repeal all statutes of limitations on criminal offenses?