sentencing paper - Tony Sadler CJS/200 Susan Hearn There...

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Tony Sadler CJS/200 04/07/2013 Susan Hearn
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There are four main philosophical reasons surrounding the purpose of sentencing. Retribution is the philosophy that a criminal's punishment shall be determined on the severity of the crime he or she has committed. Retribution has been noted that it is in-deed not the same as revenge and the overall punishment does not in-fact satisfy any of the people or person who were the victim. The retribution philosophy also goes by the Old Testament states "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth." Deterrence philosophy has two parts to it, the general and specific deterrence. The Deterrence philosophy basis its effectiveness that a criminal will realize the punishment outweighs the crime that he or she is going to be commit and in return prevents the criminal from going through with the act. The general deterrence basis its theory on, by punishing one person for a particular criminal offence, it will deter others from committing similar crimes. The specific
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