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There are mainly three sentencing systems: those featuring determinate-sentencing statutes; those using indeterminatesentencing statutes; and those applying sentencing guidelines. Some overlap exists among the categories. For example, a mandatory sentence is considered a type of determinate sentence. ´Mandatory sentencing may be used in jurisdictions that also use indeterminate sentencing as well as in those that use sentencing guidelines.µ(cliffnotes.com).
1.) Protect the public 2.) reduce the risk of reoffending by offenders in the community. 3.) Promote respect for the law.
When I think of this assignment I think of the fifth amendment. The fifth amendment protects against abuse of authority in a legal procedure. Grand juries and the phrase ´ due processµ both trace their origin to the Magna carta.µ (Wikepedia.com 2004)
Foster, Burke ´ Corrections: The Fundamentalsµ 2006 Ch. 36, Pearson Education. Kelstein M ´ Calculating Injusticeµ 1992. Harvard Civil Rights- Civil Liberties Law Review. Vol. 27 Issue. 2. PG 575655 SUBSTANCE ABUSE, retrieved on 2/12/11 from cliffnotes.com