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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Quiz 9 :

Punishment and Sentencing

Quiz 9 :

Punishment and Sentencing

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Which of the following is NOT one of the four basic philosophical reasons for sentencing?
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D

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Sentencing guidelines require judges to determine a defendant's sentencing using:
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B

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Mitigating circumstances may include:
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B

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What type of sentencing law requires that murderers and others convicted of serious crimes complete a certain percentage their sentences with no time off for good behavior?
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Truth-in-sentencing laws,in the majority of states,require murderers and other offenders convicted of serious crime to serve at least ____ of the sentence handed down by the judge.
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A situation in which the length of a sentence appears to be influenced by a defendant's race,gender,economic status,or other factor not directly related to the crime he or she committed is:
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In an effort to eliminate the inequities of disparity by removing judicial bias from the sentencing process,many states and the federal government have turned to ____,which require judges to dispense legislatively determined sentences based on factors such as the seriousness of the crime and the offender's prior record.
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Any circumstance accompanying the commission of a crime that may justify a lighter sentence is known as a(n)____.
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A stipulation in many federal and state sentencing guidelines that allows a judge to adjust his or her sentencing decision based on the special circumstances of a particular case is called a(n)____.
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A sum of money paid in compensation for damages done to the victim is:
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A(n)____ circumstance is any circumstance accompanying the commission of a crime that may justify a harsher sentence.
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A period of incarceration that is fixed by a sentencing authority and cannot be reduced by judges or other corrections officials is called ____ sentencing.
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What is the oldest and most common justification for punishment?
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The strategy of preventing crime through the threat of punishment is called:
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What is the primary factor in a judge's sentencing decision?
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Who prepares the presentence investigation report?
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House arrest,electronic monitoring,and boot camp are all examples of:
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A situation in which those convicted of similar crimes do not receive similar sentences is:
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Which of the following sentencing philosophies is viewed as the most humane?
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What type of sentencing occurs when a judge determines the minimum and maximum terms of imprisonment?
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