In this assignment,
you will consider two hypothetical criminal cases for sentencing. Then
you will write a paper explaining the sentences you would give and your
reasons for doing so. You will also consider the value of the
alternative sentencing practices.
Please consider both of the following scenarios as you complete this assignment.
Defendant A has been caught dealing marijuana out of her home. It is her
second offense; she has already served time. She is the single parent
of two small children and has a history of spousal abuse.
Defendant B was driving drunk and caused a car crash. The two victims in
the other car were significantly injured but survived. Defendant B has
expressed remorse. This is his first offense, and his blood alcohol was
close to the legal limit.
Write a paper in which you address the following components:
Describe the possible traditional and alternative sentences you could give in each case.
Select the sentence you would assign to each criminal.
Explain why you would give the selected sentences. Discuss the value of the sentence.
You should write one and one-half pages in response to each scenario