Chapter 3: SENTENCING: TO PUNISH OR TO REFORM

C J 327 Assignment 2

Please answer each dilemma in as much details as possible with at least two references per question. One of your reference may be your text book.

Chapter 3: SENTENCING: TO PUNISH OR TO REFORM

**Ethical Dilemma 3-1

http://tracfed.syr.edu/tracreports/judge/274/

Annotation:  Sentencing structures vary from state to state. Is this fair? How might we address disparities in sentencing?

**Ethical Dilemma 3-2

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/opinion/sunday/california-horror-stories-and-the-3-strikes-law.html

Annotation:   What’s wrong with “three strikes” laws?

**Ethical Dilemma 3-3

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/opinion/sunday/california-horror-stories-and-the-3-strikes-law.html

Annotation:   What’s right with “three strikes” laws?

**Ethical Dilemma 3-4

http://www.innocenceproject.org/understand/

Annotation:   Our criminal justice system fails sometimes. What are the causes and remedies of wrongful convictions?

 

Chapter 4: Diversion and Probation: How most offenders are punished

**Ethical Dilemma 4-1

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-moret/is-there-sexism-in-celebr_b_840416.html

Annotation:  Does gender or celebrity status play a role in who gets probation?

**Ethical Dilemma 4-2

https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/Abstract.aspx?id=200701

Annotation:   Should probation officers be advocates for sentencing reform? Why or why not? What are the issues?

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