For this discussion, research one recent case where a person was convicted and sentenced for a felony offense.
- Explain which of the sentencing models (retribution, incapacitation, deterrence, rehabilitation, and restoration) is best represented by the sentence in the case you researched.
- Outline how the political climate can have a direct effect on sentencing trends.
- Describe how the political climate could have a direct effect on you as a sitting judge.
- Determine if you fit into the sentencing model based on your attitude about punishment and your personal politics.