Due Sunday By 10 PM


4-6 pages

Study the case studies listed in this week’s reading assignments, and discuss the following:

  • Which of the cases illustrate determinate and indeterminate sentencing structures? Explain your rationale.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the sentencing models as well as the practical implications of the public policies behind each.

Use the Cybrary for Criminal Justice resources. Click here to access a guide for using the CTU Criminal Justice Studies Library Research Guide.

  • Lynch, G. E. (2005). SENTENCING: LEARNING FROM, AND WORRYING ABOUT, THE STATES. Columbia Law Review105(4), 933-942.
  • Bowman, F. O. (2005). THE FAILURE OF THE FEDERAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES: A STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS. Columbia Law Review105(4), 1315-1350.
  • Robinson, P. H., & Spellman, B. A. (2005). SENTENCING DECISIONS: MATCHING THE DECISIONMAKER TO THE DECISION NATURE. Columbia Law Review105(4), 1124-1161.
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