Types & Goals of Contemporary Criminal Sentencing


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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?

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of contemporary criminal sentencing with this quiz and worksheet combo. You will be quizzed on the goals of punishment and the different forms of sentencing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Retribution
  • Incapacitation
  • Deterrence
  • Rehabilitation
  • Restoration

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define important terms, such as restitution
  • Critical thinking - use what you have learned to discuss criminal sentencing in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - verify that you can explain the differences between specific concepts such as deterrence and general deterrence

Additional Learning

To learn more about criminal sentencing, review the lesson called Types & Goals of Contemporary Criminal Sentencing. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the five main goals of criminal sentencing
  • Explore the different forms of rehabilitation
  • Examine what restitution can cover