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Reasons for increase time of incarceration over the years?
Different ways states have Mandatory Minimum Sentences?
1) 3 Strikes
-------3 serious offenses
2) 2 Strikes laws
What are some problems with LWOP?
1) defendants hold out for trial, and court gets backed up.
2)Some people deserve a break
3) Prison is expensive
Who in the courtroom work group affect sentencing?
-Prosecutor (most powerful)
-judges (final authority)
What are different types of sentencing?
3) Public Service Work
Restrictions of Probation?
1) no drugs
2) Specific Standards
3) Intensive Probation
4) Electronic Monitoring
5) House Arrest
6) Community Service
In SC what is you maximum time you can be sentenced to, in order to stay in county jail?
90 days, 91 you are moved to prison
What is determinate sentencing?
10 years you can serve it all, but you can still get released on good behavior.
two types of parole offenses?
--may get good time credit
---parole maybe revoked if defendants violates parole standards.
-must max out sentences and cannot get parole. 85% is max out.
Who cannot receive the death penalty?
1- younger than 18 when the crime was committed
2- Mentally retarded
3- incompetent prisoners
- but if you can be made competent you can be executed
state and federal governments have their own death penalty rules
Some states have death penalty rules but they do not use them
If the defendant is black and the victim is white, they are more likely to receive death row?
Offender- Victim Racial Dyad.
What consist of the sentence phase in a death row case?
Jury decides if the recommend LWOP or Death
What makes up the multi layer appellate court system?
-Intermediate court of appeals
-mandatory appellate jurisdiction
-Discretionary appellat jurisdiction
Types of errors in court?
---big enough to overturn the case
--- There was an error but it did not affect the overall hearing.
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