Sentencing Paper

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Sentencing Paper

Tushar Vincent Botlero
12 March 2012
CJ/A-234
Melissa Andrewjeski

Sentencing Paper Punishment has been a subject of deliberate among philosophers, political leaders, and lawyers for centuries. Various theories of punishment have been developed, each of which attempts to justify the practice in some form and to state its proper objectives. The quantity and severity of punishments were reduced, the prison system have been improved. According to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, Maryland, some of the major reasons for punishment are to reform, deterrence, rehabilitation, compensation, and retribution. Punishment for reform is intended to benefit the offender and society by changing the
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According to the Law Reform Commission, the purpose of sentencing criminal offender by the court is “to ensure that the offender is adequately punished for the offence, to prevent the crime by deterring the offender and other persons from committing similar offences, to protect the community from the offender, to promote the rehabilitation of the offenders, make the offender accountable for his or her actions, denounce the conduct of the offender, and recognize the harm done to the victim of the crime and the community”. Sentencing does not have to result in punishment. Just for theoretical purposes, we could have it result in the opposite, reward, if we were to give criminals a cash bonus or favorable recognition for each crime they committed. Punishment was something that was done of necessity to maintain balance and restore order in human relations or in the universe. Legal scholars agree that punishment in ancient societies was based primarily on retribution or retaliation for the harm done by the crime.

One purpose of state punishment is obviously to rehabilitate the offender, to correct the offender's moral attitudes and anti-social behavior and to reform him or her, which means to assist the offender to return to normal life as a useful member of the community. Punishment can also be seen as a corporal punishment deterrent because it warns other people of what will happen if they are

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