CSJ 200 Week 6 The Effects of Punishment and Sentencing

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In today’s society the Criminal Justice System is needed to help uphold the laws sets by each state and the United States Constitution. In the American Justice System there are many parts that are devoted to processing different types of crimes which have been committed. The basic philosophies surrounding the principle of sentencing are very diverse. Most people believe that the idea of sentencing the guilty will prove justice to the general public. I like to live by a well known saying “If you do the crime, you should do the time.” Society believes in four different reasons when sentencing the guilty. The four sentencing reasons are retribution, deterrence, incapacitation and rehabilitation. Retribution in my own words is getting even with the perpetrator in a real way of speaking. Retribution assumes that the offenders willfully chose to commit similar acts again and should receive the punishment they deserve. Another reason involves the belief of deterrence. Society believes that by creating sentencing standards for different crimes will prevent others from committing crimes more than once. Additionally, society believes that the incapacitations of those found guilty of certain crimes are to be sent off and isolated from society for the hope of reforming the person. Altogether, society believes in the fourth reason which is rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is a form of starting off new with a person in order to assess, educate and allow
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