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Crime and Sentencing
A discussion of determinate and indeterminate sentencing.
# 122298 | 2,250 words | 22 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Law (Criminal)

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This position paper discusses determinate and indeterminate sentencing. Problems arising from recidivism, prison overcrowding and prison gridlock are examined in-depth. Additionally, the paper responds to the Department of Corrections institution of an evidence-based system of sentencing guidelines.

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"In recent decades and in response to the concerns of citizens and policymakers alike regarding the problem of criminal recidivism a move toward determinate sentencing with the abolition of parole has emerged as one of the most significant sentencing trends. According to Marvell and Moody this trend emerged in response to the sense that imprisonment does not effectively rehabilitate inmates and that parole decisions are often arbitrary and not based on the supposed rehabilitation of the individual prisoner. Supporters of determinate sentencing argue that imprisonment..."

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