Sentencing - Sentencing ADAM Employed, going back to...

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Sentencing
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ADAM e Employed, going back to college part-time, married with 2 young kids e Pled guilty 7 years ago to possession of cocaine, given probation e 1 st offense robbery e Forcibly took $150 from two high school kids BOB e Works odd jobs, no family e Prior conviction for aggravated assault, given probation e 1 st offense robbery e Forcibly took a watch, rings, and $25 from an elderly couple First offense robbery carries a sentence of 0-15 years.   How many years would you give Adam?  Bob? 
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Sentencing Considerations e Legal Factors e Seriousness of offense e Prior record e Aggravating factors (exs. Gun, school zone) e Extra-Legal Factors e Job e Family/dependent children e Substance abuse e System Factors e Pretrial detention or bail e Private attorney or Public Defender e Plea or jury trial Age Race Gender
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Differing Justifications e Retribution e e Incapacitation e Rehabilitation e Restoration
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The Judge’s Options e Fines e Imprisonment e Probation e Death e Alternative Sanctions
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Felony Sentencing in State Courts Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2004
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bad side of judicial discretion
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