Sentencing Guidelines (Part II)


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Essay #: 066172
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This paper shall is an examination of the effectiveness of sentencing guidelines. The performance measures of the sentencing guidelines are two-fold, first their abilitity to meet the goals of the legislators that enacted the sentencing guidelines, the addressing of inequities in sentencing, perceived leniency, and unintended consequences. The second part of the analysis is the evaluation on the basis of meeting the goals of the criminal justice system, deterrence, rehabilitation, and incapacitation. A general conclusion on the effectiveness of sentencing guideline is made.
Sentencing Guidelines (Part II)
Policy Evaluation
As noted above the aim of the criminal justice system is to reduce crime in society, this often accomplished...
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