November 12, 2012
Americans are so use to the traditional sentencing and the options that have been probation, fines, and going to prison. Concerning the way things were done in the past to now it has changed drastically. Sentencing philosophies, or the justifications on which various sentencing strategies are based, are manifestly intertwined with issues of religion, morals, values, and emotions. Talking about philosophers in history the values they held deep social values.
There are five goals of contemporary sentencing:
Retribution is the act of taking revenge on a criminal perpetrator. Today offenders are held responsible for the crimes in which they have committed. …show more content…
You have the specific deterrence which is should reduce repeat offenses. Then you have general deterrence is a goal of criminal sentencing who have not been arrested yet, this is an attempt to turn crime.
Rehabilitation is an attempt to reform a criminal offender. Rehabilitation usually works through education and psychological treatment to reduce the likelihood of future criminality.
Restoration is the goal of criminal sentencing that attempts to make the victim back to the same.
Assorted sentencing philosophies continue to permeate state-level judicial systems. Each state has governed its own laws, and making changes of the statutes are not likely. There is a huge variation from one state to another in the laws and procedures that control the imposition of criminal sanctions.
There are several forms of punishment that includes:
Fines are a form of criminal sanctions. When a poor person is handed down a fine it could be a huge financial burden on them.
Justifications for Capital Punishment which can include lethal injection. This is supposed to help the family get some type of closure for their family member that was …show more content…
I think there have been more cases they were swayed, because of the publicity that it received. Especially when you have top notch lawyers vs. a public defender. Until I understood the duties and importance of a role a public defender plays in a criminal trial they were lawyers in training to me. They could be lawyers that have not passed the bar yet. I really did not look at or respect them as a real lawyer. Until I saw it for my own eyes sometimes a public defender will do their own work and research on a case which gives them a better understanding of the evidence and the crime