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2Equality versus Discretion in SentencingDecisions of sentencing considerably receive attention from policy makers andresearchers who consider the sentence choice determinants. Since the historical times, judges inthe United States at federal and state levels when imposing sentences possesses wide discretion.Discretion is the power deliberated through the legal system to a judge allowing them to governthe course of a case presented to the court with statute established strict regulations or withoutproceedings interference (du Bois-Pedain, 2017). It is granted by a jurisdictions legal apparatuswhich means that through use of higher powers, the decisions of a court can be contested.Judicial discretion has limits provided for by a country’s constitution. Comparatively, Equity iskey in every judicial system as it lays groups for ensuring every individual gets justice orsentenced appropriately depending on a crime. Equality includes equal rights, status andopportunities regardless of an individual’s background, ethnicity of level of income.The law

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