Traditional Sentencing

Traditional Sentencing - Zak Murdock 11-21-06 Sentencing is...

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Zak Murdock 11-21-06 Sentencing is defined as the imposition of a penalty on a person convicted of a crime following an impartial judicial proceeding during which the responsibility for the crime is ascertained. Chapter Nine describes sentencing in terms of both philosophy and practice. The four major traditional sentencing options include imprisonment, probation, fines, and death. Imprisonment is available to all judges. However there is usually another option tacked on to it. In regards to imprisonment the judge decides on the length of the term. The term may be short or the term maybe very long, perhaps life. Also the term may allow the prisoner to have probation, where as sometimes the prisoner is not allowed any probation what so ever. Almost every convicted felon is given either jail time or probation. Probation is not directly related to prisoners because it can be used as a sentencing option without having to send one to jail. For example if a group of people are caught vandalizing a house, they are most likely not going to receive jail time,
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2010 for the course PHYSICS 213 taught by Professor Padamsee during the Spring '10 term at Cornell.

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