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Explain whether people's views about the effectiveness of indeterminate and determinate sentencing change.
Explain whether people's views about waivers, diversion programs, and split sentences change.
Explain whether the juvenile justice system should treat male and female juvenile offenders differently.
Explain whether indeterminate sentences should be preferred over determinate sentences.

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http://articles.latimes.com/2014/feb/09/opinion/la-ed-split-sentences-california-realignment-20140209

Explain whether people's views about the effectiveness of indeterminate and determinate sentencing change.

Views on indeterminate sentencing have changed as more people realize that removing the discretion of judges from sentencing is wrong. Judges should be able to sentence defendants on a case-to-case basis as well as juries. Many people have received long sentences that judges disagree with, but because of indeterminate sentencing, judges are unable to appropriate ...

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