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Five Types of Sentencing Systems

The foundation of the American judicial system as it relates to a criminal trial is based on the sentencing of the judge hands down. Though five types of sentencing systems exist, each one has their own strength and weakness that must be identified by the prosecution and judge.

Define and discuss the five types of sentencing systems and compare their strengths and weakness.

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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. 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 five types of sentencing systems and compare their strengths and weaknesses.

Each state has a variation of the five sentencing system, but follow the basic guidelines in how each one is implemented based on the crime. According to Champion (2003), the five sentencing systems include indeterminate, determinate, mandatory minimum, presumptive, and voluntary. ...

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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. 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.....

500 word essay with reference

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