Where do you stand on sentencing?

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.

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