2 - 2. The reasons why according to some people appeals...

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2. The reasons why according to some people appeals should be limited are that too many offenders delay imposition of their sentences and others seek to evade punishment by filing appeals endlessly which not only increases the workload of the courts but also jeopardizes the concept of the finality of the justice process. The delay of imposition of sentencing does in fact occur for newly convicted offenders of non-violent crimes being permitted to remain free during the appeal process. Now for convicted offenders of violent crimes the imposition of sentencing is not delayed except in death penalty cases where most states provide an automatic appeal. The public overall wants criminals off the streets and convicted offenders file appeals in jail/prison they are not able to commit crimes. Most cases appeals do not succeed and a small few resulted in overturned acquittals on appeal they just result in new trial or resentencing. So very rarely is punishment avoided for those who are seeking to avoid it. Yes it does increase the
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ADM J 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '06 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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