Aggravating Factors in Law: Definition & Sentencing


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Aggravating factors in a crime function to _____ the sentence.

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1. It is at the discretion of the _____ to charge an offender with a crime and the associated aggravating factors.

2. Aggravating factors _____ by state and federal jurisdiction and crime committed.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are aggravating factors in law? You can figure this out and check your knowledge of their characteristics by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll get to gauge your comprehension of:

  • Things considered an aggravating factor in crimes
  • How aggravating factors that consider the condition of the victim regard the victim
  • The function of aggravating factors
  • Person who charges an offender with a crime
  • Characteristics of aggravating factors

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on aggravating factors in law
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have acquired about the function of aggravating factors
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about things considered an aggravating factor in crimes and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Complete the lesson titled Aggravating Factors in Law: Definition & Sentencing to review more about these factors. Use this lesson to cover the following objectives:

  • Review examples of aggravating factors
  • Identify things that comprise these factors
  • Analyze how aggravating factors affect sentencing