Presentation on theme: "Sentencing and Corrections. Repeat offender Serves the following purpose: Retribution (eye for an eye) Deterrence (to discourage defendant from committing."— Presentation transcript:
Serves the following purpose: Retribution (eye for an eye) Deterrence (to discourage defendant from committing another crime) Rehabilitation (helping defendants change their behavior) Incapacitation (to separate defendant from society)
Suspended Sentence Probation Home Confinement Fine Restitution Work Release Imprisonment Death
Sentence is given but does not have served at the time it is imposed.
Defendant is on supervised release after sentencing Asking on someone on probation to attend AA is most directly serves rehabilitation
Sentence is to be served at home Can leave for work, school, or doctor’s appt. Sometimes required to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.
Convicted defendant pays the government a sum of money
Defendant pays the victim for the losses suffered
Defendant can work in community but must return to prison at night or on weekends.
Defendant goes to prison or jail Sometimes a definite length of time( ex. 15 years), other times a range.(ex. 4 to 6 years)
Someone serving time after being convicted of a felony (Prison) Charged with a felony but awaiting trial (Jail) Serving 30 days or less on a less serious felony(Jail) Prisoners have limited rights in prison Number of people in prison has risen dramatically in recent years
Only a possibility when someone is convicted of murder Unconstitutional in any other crime Must require that mitigating and aggravating circumstances be considered
Factors that suggest a less severe punishment is appropriate
Factors that suggest a more severe punishment is appropriate
When a prisoner is released from prison before the completion of their time in confinement and supervised in the community. Are subject to random searches and drug tests with no warrant needed
Education, treatment, and training in prison Focuses on transitioning back into the community Support and mentoring while back in the community
Requires more serious punishment for persons convicted of two felonies in the past. Reflects the get- tough attitude toward crime
Certain crimes carry certain sentences with no exceptions Gives the judge little discretion in setting the sentence