Congressman Bishop is a proponent of providing our law enforcement officials, fire fighters and first responders with the necessary resources to ensure that 2nd District communities are safe places to live, work, and play. He supports funding programs that deter youths from straying into gang and criminal activity. Research has consistently shown that investment in prevention-based strategies that reach at-risk youth before they ever become involved in criminal activity are the most effective way to reduce crime in the long-term.
He is relentless in his efforts to seek equal justice for all citizens. He also supports the death penalty for federal crimes, is behind programs to provide prison inmates with educational, vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released, encourages the use of programs to provide prison inmates with drug and alcohol addiction treatment. He wants to have crimes based on gender, sexual orientation, and disability be required to be prosecuted as federal hate crimes and wants stricter penalties for those convicted of corporate crimes.