CJ_pt_4 - CJ pt. 4 26/11/2007 14:52:00 Sentencing Systems-...

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CJ pt. 4 26/11/2007 14:52:00 Sentencing Systems- After someone pleads guilty, or found guilty, sentencing  date will be set.  Probation dept. puts together history of person just convicted (time  between found guilty and sentencing date) Punishment Types: o Wide range available Community Based- Diversion, Fines, Probation, restitution Intermediate- Intensive probation, House arrest, electronic mon. Incarceration- Jail, Shock incarceration, Prison Capital Punishment o Usually used in combination For instance, someone is usually sentenced to just probation.  Fines,  Probation, and jail time may be in combination. Community-Based Corrections Advantages.)  Most offenders punished by this method than any other. o Cost effective (Building prisons very expensive) o Probation- Cost less o Allows offender to avoid harmful effects of incarceration o Maintain community and family relationships
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o Success Rates Disadvantages o Public Criticism- people think criminals are getting off too easy o Net Widening-  Types (Pretrial diversion; fine) o Sentencing vs. correctional strategy About half of offenders are sentenced to probation General and specific conditions o 1.) Griffin v Wisconsin: Probationer has no 4 th  amendment right  Probation officer can go into home and inspect anytime o 2.) Morrissey v Brewer: A probation officer cannot violate someone and  send them right to prison.  Has right to resent evidence. Parolee’s o 3.) Gagnon v. Scarpelli: A Probation officer cannot violate someone  and send them right to prison.  Has a right to resent evidence.  Intermediate Sanctions Advantages Compromise position.  Save money, but more severe.  Public satisfied 
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