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    Determinate vs. Indeterminate Sentencing

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    The purpose of our judicial system is to decrease recidivism and decrease the populations within our prison system. Prosecutors and judges are responsible for imposing sentencing against those based on the severity of their crime with the interest of the community in mind.

    Outline the key concepts of determinate and indeterminate sentencing. Which method is better, or do they both serve an equal purpose? Why? Why not? Use specific research and examples to support your assertions.

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    The purpose of our judicial system is to decrease recidivism and decrease the populations within our prison system. Prosecutors and judges are responsible for imposing sentencing against those based on the severity of their crime with the interest of the community in mind. The severity of the crime has a direct correlation with the sentence imposed by the court. It's often said that the crime fits the punishment and judges/prosecutors have to ensure this happens. Below we'll discuss the key concepts of determinate and ...

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    This solution compares and contrasts determinate and indeterminate sentencing and provides an opinion regarding the usefulness of these two forms of sentencing

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