The Sentencing Process in Criminal Justice Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which goal of sentencing is premised on the idea that people who are restrained from crime can't commit further crimes?

Question 2 2. _____ is a sentence of incarceration that is not served in a continuous period.

Question 3 3. California's plan to move non-violent, non-sex-related, and non-serious offenders to county jails instead of state prisons is known as:

Question 4 4. Which laws allow harsh, mandatory sentences for an offender's third felony conviction?

Question 5 5. Tia was convicted of auto theft. She received a sentence of five to ten years. What is the maximum amount of time Tia will serve?

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Question 6 6. Which goal of sentencing seeks to reform the offender and return him or her to society as a law-abiding citizen?

Question 7 7. Which of the following criteria is typically NOT a factor considered in structured sentencing?

Question 8 8. Why has incarceration been judged to be an effective way of achieving public safety?

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

Question 10 10. 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:

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Question 11 11. How does restitution work?

Question 12 12. When an offender receives an indeterminate sentence, the actual length of the sentence is often determined by who?

Question 13 13. Lester is convicted for stealing a car and is sentenced to five to ten years. This is an example of:

Question 14 14. The Constitutional provision that prohibits cruel and unusual punishments can be found in the _____.

Question 15 15. What do we call confinement to a prison or jail?

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Question 16 16. What is the most common type of sentence in the U.S.?

Question 17 17. 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 18 18. Jonathan is convicted of forgery and receives an automatic two year prison sentence. This is an example of:

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. With _____ sentences, the judge has no discretion in the sentencing decision.

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Question 21 21. Which intermediate sanction is a sentence to an in-house rehabilitation program that must be completed before being released to a term of probation?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT a popular argument in opposition of capital punishment?

Question 23 23. Why is restoration sometimes pursued?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT a popular argument in support of capital punishment?

Question 25 25. Which of the following terms refers to repeated criminal behavior?

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Question 26 26. Which intermediate sanction is a sentence to a monitored, residential facility for a set period of time before the offender will be permitted to live on his or her own?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements is TRUE about the death penalty in the United States?

Question 28 28. Indeterminate sentencing is based on which sentencing goal?

Question 29 29. Why are intermediate sanctions given out?

Question 30 30. 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?

The Sentencing Process in Criminal Justice Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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