Sentencing and Corrections . Judges Options . Suspended Sentence : Sentence is given but is not imposed until the defendant messes up again (arrested or violates probation)
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Suspended Sentence: Sentence is given but is not imposed until the defendant messes up again (arrested or violates probation)
Probation: Defendant is released under the supervision of a probation officer for a specific time period under specific conditions.
House Arrest: Defendant can not leave home unless going to work, school or the doctor.
Fine: Defendant pays the government a set amount of money
Restitution: Defendant must pay back or make up for whatever loss or injury felt by the victim
Work Release: Defendant may work but must return to jail at night or on the weekends
Imprisonment: A period of time in jail
Definite: The Judge gives a specific amount of time to be served
Indeterminate: No specific time is given only a minimum or maximum
Retribution- “an eye for an eye” – no longer the point of law
Deterrence- discourage person from committing another crime, act as an example for others
Rehabilitation- helping the convicted person change their behavior in order to become a useful member of society.
Incapacitation- convicted and separated from the community, keeping the community safe
The Death Penalty has a long history in the U.S. As early as 1630 it was used.
During the 1970’s states had to rethink their death penalty laws because most gave too much discretion to the jury.
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