Kaplan Unit3 Assignment indeterminate and determinate sentencing

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In this assignment I will define indeterminate and determinate sentencing. I will also support an argument that will be effective for addressing a crime. Finally I will summarize my assessment of the sentencing models.

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Unit 3 Assignment Unit 3 Assignment James Hawkins Kaplan University CJ 299-01 Professor Condron December 10, 2012In this assignment I will define indeterminate and determinate sentencing. I will also support an argument that will be effective for addressing a crime. Finally I will summarize my assessment of the sentencing models.Indeterminate sentencing is the legal philosophy at the appropriate period of sentencing for a crime is to hold the offender as long as is appropriate to protect the community from an offender. An indeterminate sentencing philosophy holds the prisoner should on being allowed to leave when their behavior has changed drastically that the offender who's been incarcerated no longer poses a threat.Some pros about indeterminate sentencing are mandatory minimum sentences and keeping offenders off the streets. A con of intermediate sentencing is the sentencing of non-violent offenders to unjustly harsh prison terms where they crowd prisons that are already full.Determinate sentencing is when the mandatory minimum sentence is enhanced for certain crimes. Sentencing guidelines allow judges to consider the individual circumstances of the case when determi

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