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The Sentencing Process in Criminal Justice: Help and Review Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which goal of sentencing is premised on the idea that people won't commit crimes if the pain of punishment outweighs the pleasure of the crime?

Question 2 2. Nick is convicted of drug possession. His state's sentencing guidelines suggest a sentence ranging between two and four years. However, the judge decides to give Nick only a few months. Nick's state likely uses:

Question 3 3. Which goal of sentencing is premised on the idea that people who are restrained from crime can't commit further crimes?

Question 4 4. Lester is convicted for stealing a car and is sentenced to five to ten years. This is an example of:

Question 5 5. Which goal of sentencing seeks to reform the offender and return him or her to society as a law-abiding citizen?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following criteria is typically NOT a factor considered in structured sentencing?

Question 7 7. Mara receives a mandatory one year prison sentence for her second DWI conviction. This is an example of:

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT a popular argument in support of capital punishment?

Question 9 9. Why did the Supreme Court strike down death penalty statutes in Furman v. Georgia?

Question 10 10. How does restitution work?

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Question 11 11. Why is shock probation used?

Question 12 12. What is the most common type of sentence in the U.S.?

Question 13 13. Why is restoration sometimes pursued?

Question 14 14. Kate is convicted of aggravated assault for stabbing her husband. The judge is expected to sentence her to prison for a term between five and ten years. However, Kate presented expert evidence that she was in an abusive relationship and thought she was defending herself when she assaulted her husband. The judge notes this expert evidence and sentences Kate to only one year. Kate's state likely uses:

Question 15 15. Which of the following statements is TRUE about the death penalty in the United States?

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Question 16 16. _____ is a sentence of incarceration that is not served in a continuous period.

Question 17 17. What do we call confinement to a prison or jail?

Question 18 18. Which goal of sentencing is premised on the idea that we should punish crime simply because it's fair and right thing to do?

Question 19 19. The Constitutional provision that prohibits cruel and unusual punishments can be found in the _____.

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a popular argument in opposition of capital punishment?

The Sentencing Process in Criminal Justice: Help and Review Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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