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Discussing Sentencing Policy

What is the basis for the current approach to sentencing? What are its pros and cons? What has resulted from using this approach? What role does accountability play in decisions concerning sentencing policy?

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The American judicial system is responsible for the sentencing of offenders who commit crimes against society as a whole. Of the entire judicial process, the most important aspect of the entire process is that of the sentencing phase. Sentencing impacts the community and society because the individual has now become part of the state and we the tax payer are responsible for housing, feeding, and rehabilitating this individual. Below we'll discuss the basis for the current approach to sentencing and what the pros and cons of it are. Additionally we'll review what has resulted ...

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The American judicial system is responsible for the sentencing of offenders who commit crimes against society as a whole. Of the entire judicial process, the most important aspect of the entire process is that of the sentencing phase. Sentencing impacts the community and society because the individual has now become part of the state and we the tax payer are responsible for housing, feeding, and rehabilitating this individual. Below we'll discuss the basis for the current approach to sentencing and what the pros and cons of it are.

330 word essay with reference

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