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  Types of Sentencing Indeterminate sentencing A type of punishment that encourages  rehabilitation by using general and relatively  unspecific sentences For example:  the legislature determines burglary  should be sentenced to 5 -10 years in prison Criticism of Indeterminate sentencing Gained time: time reduced from sentence due to  participation in projects or programs Good time: time reduced from sentence for good  behavior
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  Types of Sentencing Concerns which lead to structured/determinate  sentencing: Proportionality Severity of sanctions should be directly related to  seriousness of the crime Equity Similar crime should be punished with the same  degree of severity, regardless of the characteristic of  the offenders Social debt The criminal history of the offender should be  objectively taken into account when making 
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  Types of Sentencing Structured sentencing Punishment should be determinate rather than  indeterminate The offender is given a fixed time, rather than a  range of time (time can be reduced with good time  or gained time) For example: all offenders sentenced for the same  degree of robbery should be sentenced to the same  length of time.  
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  Types of sentencing Federal Sentencing Guidelines:  Was developed as a way to control discretion.  It  does not abolish discretion but it controls for the  disparity  The sentencing guideline is a table containing 43  rows, each row represents one offense level and the  column represented the criminal history of the  offender A range in sentencing is established and the judge  choose a sentence from that range Judge should not depart from that range (only if the  case has atypical features) 
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  Excerpt of the federal sentencing 
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  Factors that influence sentencing Aggravating circumstances
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