Cjs 210 Effects Of Ideologies Purposes And Sentencing Structure

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Ideology/Pur
pose
Sentenci
ng
Structur
e
Effects
Example:
Example
Example: Mandatory minimums are aimed at imposing fixed
Retribution
:
penalties for offenders committing similar crimes and typically
Mandato
result in tougher penalties for more serious offenders. Retribution
ry
refers to “just deserts” and “an eye for an eye.” According to the
minimu
textbook, Corrections Today (2014), the goal of retribution is to
m
impose punishment that holds the offender accountable and that is
proportionate to the crime. Retribution is not concerned with
future outcome, only that the offender is held accountable and that
the appropriate punishment is granted (Siegel & Bartollas, 2014).
A first-time nonviolent offender, then, should be treated less
severely than a repeat offender. Mandatory minimum sentencing
laws seem to be perfectly aligned with the goal of retribution.
Laws such as three-strikes and truth in sentencing result in harsher
penalties for repeat and/or violent offenders. It must be mentioned
that mandatory minimums may interfere with other long term
goals, such as struggles with reentry.
Siegel, L & Bartollas, C. (2014). Corrections Today,
Second Edition. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
Deterrence
Fine
According to the deterrence ideology, the purpose of punishment is
to prevent future crimes that may be committed by the offender or
any other person planning to commit them. Fine is a sentencing
structure wher …
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