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2 Sentencing Paper Sentencing Paper Christina Morgan, Ana Perez, Judith Rolle and Raymond Clark February 28 th , 2011 Donna Frazier CJA/343
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3 Sentencing Paper In the criminal justice system, crimes are committed every day in our society. When it comes to crimes being committed we have to look at what causes these criminals to commit such crimes. It can be many different things but criminal behavior is the main cause for these criminals to commit crimes. Criminal behavior has different impacts on toughing sentencing in the criminal justice system in order to give the proper sentencing to those criminals who are hurting our society. Tougher sentencing all began during sentencing reform. Since the early 1980’s, sentencing reform has been dominated by the use of mandatory penalties, determinate sentences, and guideline-based sentences; now that these sentencing reforms have been in place for more than 15 years, it is clear that the beliefs on which public support rested were largely false; punishment for serious and violent offenders prior to the reforms was not as lenient as was popularly believed, nor less severe than punishments imposed in other industrialized nations for comparable crimes; in the implementation of the reforms, the definition of who was a dangerous offender was greatly expanded to include not only large number s of violent offenders, but also large numbers of nonviolent and not-so-dangerous offenders especially lower level drug offenders who were de-fined as dangerous in the heat of public reaction to the drug crisis of the late 1980’s (Lynch and Sabol, 1997). Giving tougher sentencing has been around for years. The criminal justice system has different standards to provide sentencing to each type of criminal. Some say that giving tougher sentencing will help reduce crime and economic issues. Economic scholar, Becker, takes a different approach when it comes to tougher sentencing. One of them was Becker who made the model in long 1968 which supposed that people act rationally in response to the possible effect of their action; a person that spends most of his/her time on something that is illegal may not be that affected by stricter punishment than a person that spends
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4 Sentencing Paper most of his/her time on legal things; some countries, especially Asian, have a death penalty for a number of crimes; for example, if someone caught with drugs, no matter if using them, selling,
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course CJA 343 taught by Professor Michaelbarrett during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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