What is split sentencing? Describe in detail.


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A split sentence is one in which a juvenile is waived to adult court and then given a juvenile sanction and an adult sanction. If the offender fails the juvenile sanction, he or she will automatically be given the adult punishment.

  • Using the library, course materials, textbook, and Web resources, research the advantages and disadvantages of split sentences and any other pertinent issues with regard to split sentencing.
  • Address the following in 600–900 words:
    • What is split sentencing? Describe in detail.
    • Provide and describe 1–2 examples of split sentencing successes.
    • Provide and describe 1–2 examples of split sentencing failures.
    • Based on your research, is split sentencing an effective solution to a juvenile problem? Why or why not?
    • Many opponents feel that juvenile offenders issued a split sentence are simply getting off easy. Do you agree with this sentiment? Why or why not?
  • Remember to support your arguments with scholarly resources.
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

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Split Sentencing


Split Sentencing

According to (Alarid, 2008), a split sentence is a brief period of incarceration followed by
a term of supervised probation, but in a juvenile context, it is a sentence whereby a minor is
waived in to an adult court then given a juvenile sanction and an adult sanction. In other words,
a split sentence is merely a court sentence split into two periods. That is an immediate
imprisonment period followed by a community served time. This research will discuss the
disadvantages and advantages of split sentencing and the apposite issues concerning split
sentences. This study will also seek to answer the questions whether or not the split sentence is
an effective solution to the juvenile problem, and whether minor offenders served with a split
sentence get off easy. The essay will also include examples of split sentencing failures and
Advantages of split sentencing
Split sentencing is a form of intermediate sanction which comes with several benefits for
both the correction centers and the defendant. As jails or correction centers are already packed,
split sentencing serves as an effective control system as it offers an alternative to ...

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