Chapter 11.2

Chapter 11.2 - Chapter 11 (cont.) Forms of punishment o...

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Chapter 11 (cont.) Forms of punishment o Capital (Death penalty)- Reserved normally for those who commit first degree murder under aggravated circumstances. It is a sentencing option in 36 states and federal courts. o Imprisonment- Common form of punishment that is used so commonly, that judges and legislators are having to take factors, such as prison overcrowding, into consideration when making sentencing decisions. o Probation- Since overcrowding is high, there is a sharp rise in probation, which permits the offender to live in the community under supervision and is not incarcerated. o Fines- Can be issued by judges in addition to incarceration and probation or independently of other forms of punishment. o Restitution and Community Service- Seen as reparations to the injured party or the community, whereas fines are payable to the government. o Apologies- When the offender has committed a less serious crime, many judges turn to restorative justice to provide a remedy. The sentencing hearing
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2011 for the course CJS 110 taught by Professor Ogolin,william during the Spring '11 term at Bradley.

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