CJ 500 Overview of the Criminal Justice System
Reading Assignment #11
Chapter 11: Sentencing
Due Date: October 15, 2017
Accompanying or accessory condition, event, or fact that
increases the culpability or liability of an accused.
- collective name in criminal justice for all the different ways, in
which courts can punish someone, convicted of committing an offence, other than the
custodial sentence (serving a prison term) or capital punishment (death).
- crime, such as murder or betrayal of one's country that is treated so
seriously that death may be considered an appropriate punishment.
- the legally authorized killing of someone as punishment for a
Determinate sentence- A sentence to confinement for a fixed or minimum period that is
specified by statute.
- stopping something from happening.
form of sentence in which the criminal offender joins a rehabilitation
program, which will help remedy the behavior leading to the original arrest, and avoid
conviction and a criminal record.
based on a judicial assessment of fairness as opposed to the strict and rigid rule
of common law.
inmate's opportunity to earn a reduction (if eligible) in his/her overall
sentence imposed by the court.
10. General deterrence
- refers to inducing others tempted to commit this offence not to do
11. Good time-
time deducted from an inmate's sentence for good behavior while in prison.