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Purposes of Sentencing

The purpose of our judicial system is to increase 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. According to Abadinsky (2012), there are five various purposes of sentencing that are retribution, incapacitation, deterrence, rehabilitation, and restitution.

What are the various purposes of sentencing discussed in this unit? With which do you agree? With which do you disagree? Give specific case examples to support each.

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The purpose of our judicial system is to increase 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. According to Abadinsky (2012), there are five various purposes of sentencing that are retribution, incapacitation, deterrence, rehabilitation, and restitution. Of these five purposes of sentencing I agree with deterrence purpose. Though deterrence does have its downfalls, society understands that if a person commits a crime he ...

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This solution looks at the purpose of the judicial system by detailing the roles and responsibilities of courts in sentencing. Also, the five purposes of sentencing is discussed especially deterrence purpose.

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