SENTENCING AND CORRECTIONS. CHAPTER 15 PAGES 172 -186. Why Might One Say That Sentencing is The most Important Step in the Criminal Justice Process?. Determines a defendant’s fate for years and possibly for life. . List and Describe the Eight Sentencing Options. Suspended Sentence
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Society punishes criminal rather thanindividuals
Deterrence- To discourage offender from committing another crime
Rehabilitation– Help convicted persons change behavior so they can become useful and have productive lives.
Incapacitation- Criminal separated from society to protect society
1. Provide education, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, job training, and mentoring to convicts