crj 222 chapter 19
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According to the authors of this text, academicians who study capital punishment are nearly unanimous in believing that the death penalty is a general deterrent to murder.
A defendant convicted of multiple crimes must be given separate sentences for each offense.
Before prison officials are allowed to remove good-time credit that a prisoner has earned, the inmate must be afforded all the following rights except:
the right to have counsel present at the administrative hearing.
Despite the Supreme Court's decision in Payne v. Tennessee, a trial court may still find that a particular _____ would inject too much emotionalism into the jury's deliberations on the issue of whether an offender should sentenced to death.
victim impact statement
Every criminal jurisdiction requires that adult offenders be sentenced in open court.
In 1997 the U.S. Supreme Court held that a state law that provided procedures for the civil commitment of persons who, because of mental abnormality or personality disorder, are likely to engage in "predatory acts of sexual violence" did not constitute criminal punishment.
Indeterminate sentencing is linked conceptually to the penological goal of _____.
In states that have adopted restitution laws, courts have held that _____.
None of the above
The Federal Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 dramatically toughened federal sentencing policies by _____.
all of these
The sentencing procedure followed in a capital case where the guilt phase is separated from the penalty phase is often referred to as a (an) _____.
The U.S. Supreme Court declared the Georgia death penalty statute unconstitutional in _____.
Furman v. Georgia (1972)
Today the chief focus of criminal punishment appears to be to prevent offenders from committing further criminal acts, also termed _____.
Under no circumstances may a court limit the right of an offender to associate freely with other persons as a condition of probation.
"When one man strikes another and kills him, he shall be put to death.... When one man injures and disfigures his fellow-countryman, it shall be done to him as he has done, eye for eye, tooth for tooth...." This is the Biblical statement of the doctrine of _____.
Which of the following approaches to sentencing represents an effort to reduce sentencing disparities?
Which of the following elements are typically addressed in a presentence report?
All of the above
Which of the following elements of due process of law must be provided to a prisoner before "good time credit" can be revoked?
Both a and b
Which of the following statements concerning the federal Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 is incorrect?
A sentencing judge may depart from the prescribed guidelines sentence based on defendant’s education, sex, family and community ties, and employment history.
Which one of the following statements does not correctly reflect the view of the Supreme Court concerning the rights of prisoners?
Prisons regulations cannot infringe the inmates’ free assembly and association.
Which one of the following statements regarding the Uniform Victims of Crime Act is not correct?
Crime victims have the right to veto any plea bargain involving the person or persons who allegedly victimized them.
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