Unit 3: Living Law
Terms in this set (26)
To deter the criminal from future criminal action
To deter others from that criminal action
To rehabilitate someone
"eye for an eye" -- punishment
to put away to protect society
is where an offender is given a sentence by a judge
Pre-Sentence investigation report:
-Prepared to help the judge determine the appropriate sentence for the defendant.
-Provides the judge with information about the defendant's crime(s), educational background, employment history, family life, criminal history and other factors.
-The sentencing hearing occurs 4-6 weeks after the verdict or guilty plea.
factors about the crime that suggest the punishment should be more severe → killing a police officer
factors about the crime that suggest a less serious punishment → the defendant was abused by the victim
gives the judge the right to decide what the sentence will be. It's completely within the judge's control
takes away the judge's right to decide what the sentence will be and they must follow the chart and sentence the person to serve time.
it's like a continuance, pending the defendant's good conduct, with dismissal of the charges upon acceptable compliance. At the conclusion of the period of supervision, if the court finds that the defendant has successfully complied with all the conditions of supervision, the court shall discharge the defendant and enter a judgment dismissing the charges.
is given but does not have to be served
at the time it is imposed.
under the supervision of a probation officer after agreeing to meet certain conditions, such as getting a job, staying drug-free
the defendant is sentenced to serve
the term at home.
an amount of money set by the court.
must make up for whatever loss or injury was caused to the victim of the crime.
the defendant is allowed to work in the community but must return to
prison at night or on weekends.
must serve a term in jail or prison.
Day for day good time
(50% time served)
Truth in sentencing
(85% time served)
If the defendant is sentenced to die for his or
release of inmate before complete sentence has been served
When someone reoffends
Cruel & unusual punishment