The Principle Objectives of Punishment Within

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The Principle Objectives of Punishment within the Correction System

The Principle Objectives of Punishment within the Correction System

This analysis will cover several topics. The paper will compare objectives of punishment between state and federal. Another part of the discussion will cover how sentencing impacts the state and federal correction system. The last section will cover sentencing models.

What are the state and federal objectives of Punishment?
Each year thousands of individuals appear before a judge for sentencing of a crime one committed. Sentencing for felony offenses normally carries a punishment of incarceration of one year or more. Misdemeanors crimes carry incarceration sentencing of less than one year. Judges must review and consider complicated sentencing laws for each individual’s case, prior to sentencing. Judges of the 21 st century have less discretion in sentencing options than the past. There are mandatory minimum guidelines a judge must follow for sentencing. The judges must also follow the three-strike laws for repeated offenders. There are sentencing for some crimes that have little consideration to personnel factors regarding offenders, their crimes, and the victims.
There are six general categories of sentencing under state penal codes that are available to judges for sentencing options. 1) Economic sanctions – offenders pay a fine or restitution to the victim or complete community service. These are standalone sentences without probation. 2) Probation- a prison sentence is suspended on the condition one is supervised in the community. 3) Intermediate sanctions- a midrange disposition that fall between probation and imprisonment. 4) Short term confinement- a sentence in jail for one year or less. 5) Imprisonment- a sentence in prison for one year or more including life sentencing. 6) Capital punishment- these are the most...