Punishment and Sentencing Paper

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Punishment and Sentencing Paper
CJA/224
Garrett LeGrange
September 17, 2010

There are many different philosophies that are in use in the court systems when determining what sort of punishment will be imposed on someone who is found guilty of committing a crime. These philosophies are in use in both the adult courts and juvenile courts. The juvenile court system is similar to the adult courts, but there are many differences between the two. Both court systems try and keep crime from happening and both courts sentence those found guilty to some sort of punishment through the punishment philosophy that the court determines is a suitable approach for preventing future crime. Deterrence is the first punishment philosophy. Deterrence is
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Sanctions can be fines, community service, probation, or incarceration. As the criminal justice system adapts to the changes of everyday life, so also must the ways crimes are viewed and punished. Punishment for crimes can come in many different forms. Juvenile court systems and adult court systems, although very different, can use the same type of punishment philosophies to help and attempt to reduce the amount of crime that is on our streets.

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Read more at Suite101: The Philosophies Of Punishment: Retribution, Deterrence And Rehabilitation http://www.suite101.com/content/the-philosophies-of-punishment-a199184#ixzz102NABVtm

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