Sentencing Of Sentencing And Sentencing Guidelines

857 WordsJul 9, 20164 Pages
Sentencing is a complicated, and sometimes extremely harsh set of rules. It has very deterrence, and retribution based set of rules for the most part. Which is indicative of the society we as americans live in. Through this paper i will explain each type of sentencing guideline. They are Intermediate, Determinate, Mandatory, Concurrent, and consecutive. Also we will talk about how in some states mandatory guidelines actually can lower the total prison population. But how in states that are not resource drive, incapacitation is on the rise. Finally i will convey my thoughts on sentencing. How it is a flawed and ,mostly broken system. Sentencing types: The text describes the five main types of sentencing. The first of which is intermediate sentencing. This type of sentencing is considered to be more in tune with rehabilitation than other sentencing. This is because the sentence a person serves is not simply based on how many years a person serves. The book gives a great example to help clarify, “the person shall not be imprisoned for less than 2 or 3 years to 10 years”(Stohr 73). What this means is that the person does not necessarily have to serve the maximum of ten years. With good behavior, and by showing that they have changed they may be released in as little as 2 years. Next there determinate sentencing. This essentially serve as the opposite of indeterminate. Meaning that the prisoner must serve a fixed number of years before release. In the
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