State of South Carolina Archives: on Crime
Prosecuted sex predators, prostitution, and fraud
Source: 2010 S.C. Gubernatorial campaign website HenryMcMaster.com
Jan 11, 2017
- 2005: Declared Criminal Domestic Violence SC's #1 Crime: Worked with victim's advocates to enhance the law and create special courts in 36 counties, producing thousands of convictions.
- 2004: Created Internet Sex Predator
(ICAC) Task Force: Wrote the law banning the use of the Internet by child sex predators, trained network of 50 law enforcement agencies which have arrested hundreds of these criminals, with a 100% conviction rate.
Investigated and Prosecuted HomeGold case: Wrote the law to investigate securities fraud, then convicted all six architects of the HomeGold and Carolina Investors who defrauded thousands.
- 2010: Challenged Craigslist over prostitution
ads, resulting in the removal of those ads nationwide.
- 2010: Expanded State Grand Jury, to assist in convicting gang members, securities fraud, and environmental crimes.
Supports capital punishment
Q: Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes??
Q: Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment??
Source: S.C. Congressional Election 2012 Political Courage Test
Nov 1, 2012
Restore funding for Law Enforcement DNA lab
Our budget strengthened the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. We have restored funding to our DNA lab, so that SLED can clear the backlogs. We have increased the number of SLED agents, equipment, and their technology budget.
And we've brought Chief Mark Keel home, where he belongs, so that SLED can return, quickly, to its intended mission: Serving the sheriffs and chiefs across South Carolina.
Source: 2012 S.C. State of the State Address
Jan 18, 2012
Supports capital punishment
Q: Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Q: Do you support programs that provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related training and job-placement assistance when released?
Source: S.C. Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test
Oct 1, 2010
End parole for repeat violent offenders
Indicate which principles you support to address crime.
Source: 2002 S.C. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test
Nov 1, 2002
- Support contracting with private sector firms to build and/or manage state prisons.
- Support programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills.
- End parole for
repeat violent offenders.
- Require all felons serve at least 85 percent of their sentences.
- Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
- Minors accused of a violent crime should be prosecuted as adults.
Page last updated: Feb 28, 2017