Sentencing Paper Josefina Aburto, CJA/234 October 3, 2011 Darnell Stroble Sentencing Paper Sentencing Paper The justice system’s main objective is to enforce the laws. One way the system enforces the law is to punish offenders. Should offenders be punished? Society thinks so. Society argues that criminals should be punished with lengthy jail terms for the security of society.
The authors examine these topics and others in the following chapters: Does the Criminal Justice System Need Reform? Is the Prison System Effective? Should Sentencing Laws Be Reformed? What Rights Should Be a Part of the Criminal Justice System? As long as people continue to commit crimes, questions will remain about how to prosecute, sentence, and imprison
Criminal Law Evaluation CJA 354 August 29, 2011 Criminal Law Evaluation Criminal law is evolving to keep the criminal justice system alive. Criminal law models itself to the behavior of criminals. As people grow in knowledge to break the law, the punishment becomes greater for each crime. At least that is what has happened in the past. Now with the overcrowding of prisons, criminal law is changing once again.
Three Strikes revised Annqunette Williams March 18, 2013 I do support the proposed amendment to our Three Strikes Law, arguing that it will help protect the public from the small, hard core population of career criminals. I also think that it should be expanded the law has been the same for decades and, it hurt the people who are trying to change their life around but get caught in a bad situation. Proposition 184, the three strikes law, was imposed to sentence repeat criminals with harsher
These sanctions gives the options of imprisonment or just simply probationary release back into the community (Maghan, 2004). This will allow the prosecution, the judge, and the correctional official’s the opportunity to apply the appropriate punishment to the offender without the constraints of the traditional choices. However, when looking at the theories of these punishments that have influence these sentencing laws one would look at the politically conservative of the 1980’s and the 1990’s when legislators seized power over sentencing and introduced these laws (Lozoff, 2012). The laws are as
The implication of proving that DTCs can better rehabilitate offenders than correctional facilities would revolutionize the judicial response to drug related crimes. A change in focus from incarceration to rehabilitation will improve the society and improve the effectiveness and reducing the load of the judicial system.
Why do we not use this type of corporal punishment for criminal offenders? Do you think we should? Explain your answer. DQ 2-Would you rather spend a year in prison or receive five years of probation with very severe restrictions? Could you envision a probationary sentence that was more severe than a custodial sentence?
As time passes are prisons are becoming over crowded forcing are government to create new sentencing options to deal with this problem. Instead of sending convicted offenders to straight to prison the government has come up with the following options for judges to choose from that would fit the crime best; they are absolute discharge, conditional discharge, a fine, suspended sentence, probation, conditional sentence, imprisonment, and intermittent sentences. First of all before the judge make a choice on a particular sentencing option they need to consider whether the sentence would be in publics best interest, which is because the main reasons behind corrections and the criminal justice system is public safety, and the second thing they would need to consider is if the offender is given a community sentence is he going to re offend and if he does would it be a violent crime.
The three strikes law was implemented in 1993, it was created to act as a strong deterrent as well as to identify and incarcerate habitual offenders by enforcing minimum sentence lengths. The advocates of the law propose that it keeps violent and serious criminals behind bars therefore reducing crime rate. Those opposed suggest it overfills our prisons with aging criminals that eventually hamstring our economy. Overall I believe the three strikes law does more good than harm, and Ill examine articles that go deeper into these matters. According to Eugene H. Methvin, a large portion of violent crime can be prevented with an effective strategy of identifying and incarcerating the individual, keeping him/her off the streets; saving society much
The 5 goals of contemporary sentencing are: 1) Retribution and its purpose is a just deserts perspective that emphasizes taking revenge on a criminal perpetrator or group of offenders. 2) Incapacitation and its purpose is the use of imprisonment or other means to reduce the likelihood that a particular offender will commit more crime. 3) Deterrence and its purpose is a sentencing rationale that seeks to inhibit criminal behavior through punishment or fear of punishment. General deterrence and its purpose, seeks to prevent future crimes like the one for which sentence is being imposed. Specific deterrence and its purpose, seeks to prevent a particular offender from engaging in repeat criminality.