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October 18,2009 Effects of Punishment and Sentencing 1 October 18,2009 Effects of Punishment and Sentencing Jessie Lassabe
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October 18,2009 Effects of Punishment and Sentencing 3 When analyzing the integral role sentencing plays in the criminal justice process and the effects on society you must know the fundamental philosophies surrounding the purpose of sentencing. In addition, you must also know the factors that go into the determination of each specific sentence. While analyzing these subjects the worst punishment that you can receive is capital punishment. I will explain the issues for and against capital punishment and if they are rationale. In addition, I will describe how this debate influences the decisions for punishment as a whole and how it affects the justice systems laws surrounding this issue. However, I will start with the fundamental philosophies for the purpose of sentencing. Some of the fundamental philosophies for the purpose of sentencing are retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation. Retribution is the most common form for punishing someone. This means that if someone commits a crime freely, then the punishment should be justifiably equal to the crime committed. Retribution is based on the old testament.”An eye for an eye” Which means that if you hurt someone you must be hurt equally in return. However, as times change so does the reason for sentencing. A more modern concept is deterrence. Deterrence means that if a crime is committed then the sentencing should detour someone’s
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