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Judges Authority

There are areas in the criminal justice system where the judge can choose a sentence within specific guidelines.

Do you believe that judges have the knowledge and authority to continue selecting sentencing options?

Please explain.

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Judges authority
There are areas in the criminal justice system where the judge can choose a sentence within specific guidelines.
Do you believe that judges have the knowledge and authority to continue selecting sentencing options?
Please explain.

Judicial Discretion, "is the power or right to make official decisions using reason and judgment to choose from among acceptable alternatives" (Judicial Discretion, The Free Dictionary, http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Judicial+Discretion).
Therefore, you need to understand that judges always have been able to use a good deal of discretion in carrying out their duties. In fact, one could classify a judge as the person who weights the options in a court proceeding and makes an informed decision.

• "At one time, the sentencing of those convicted of crimes was almost entirely within the discretion of ...

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