Lecture 31-Sentencing

Lecture 31-Sentencing - Sentencing Goals and Practices...

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    Sentencing Goals and Practices
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    Sentencing Sentencing is the imposition of a penalty  upon a person convicted of a crime. There are 5 goals of contemporary  criminal sentencing…some more popular  than others
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    Sentencing Retribution An eye for an eye…punishment for the sake  of punishment…taking revenge upon an  offender. The “just deserts” model stipulates that  offenders are aware of the consequences of  their behavior…and are therefore deserving  of punishment.
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    Sentencing Imprisonment is the primary tool today to  seek retribution…in severe cases, capital  punishment is considered appropriate. Retribution is necessary for the individual  offender and for society.
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    Sentencing Incapacitation Isolationism is another term Protect innocent and reduce the likelihood of  recidivism This may involve bars and bricks…or  restriction on movement…it is about liberty
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    Sentencing Deterrence  To instill fear Specific deterrence General deterrence
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2008 for the course CJC 101 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '07 term at Ball State.

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Lecture 31-Sentencing - Sentencing Goals and Practices...

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