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The Sentencing Process in Criminal Justice Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Mara receives a mandatory one year prison sentence for her second DWI conviction. This is an example of:

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. Which goal of sentencing seeks to reform the offender and return him or her to society as a law-abiding citizen?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. With _____ sentences, the judge has no discretion in the sentencing decision.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following terms refers to repeated criminal behavior?

Question 7 7. Why is restoration sometimes pursued?

Question 8 8. Why did the Supreme Court strike down death penalty statutes in Furman v. Georgia?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is NOT a popular argument in opposition of capital punishment?

Question 10 10. Which intermediate sanction is a sentence to an in-house rehabilitation program that must be completed before being released to a term of probation?

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Question 11 11. Lester is convicted for stealing a car and is sentenced to five to ten years. This is an example of:

Question 12 12. Which intermediate sanction is a sentence to a disciplinary or work camp that must be completed before being released to a term of probation?

Question 13 13. Jonathan is convicted of forgery and receives an automatic two year prison sentence. This is an example of:

Question 14 14. Which of the following statements is TRUE about the death penalty in the United States?

Question 15 15. Sherrie is convicted of property damage and receives a prison sentence of one to three years. What kind of sentencing is this an example of? Why?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. Which of the following is NOT an example of an alternative sentencing option?

Question 18 18. Which goal of sentencing is premised on the idea that people who are restrained from crime can't commit further crimes?

Question 19 19. Why is shock probation used?

Question 20 20. California's plan to move non-violent, non-sex-related, and non-serious offenders to county jails instead of state prisons is known as:

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Question 21 21. Indeterminate sentencing is based on which sentencing goal?

Question 22 22. Why are intermediate sanctions given out?

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. 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 25 25. 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 26 26. What do we call confinement to a prison or jail?

Question 27 27. Which laws allow harsh, mandatory sentences for an offender's third felony conviction?

Question 28 28. _____ is a sentence of incarceration that is not served in a continuous period.

Question 29 29. Why has incarceration been judged to be an effective way of achieving public safety?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a popular argument in support of capital punishment?

The Sentencing Process in Criminal Justice Chapter Exam Instructions

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