Just Deserts Model: Definition & Theory


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'Just deserts' is sometimes referred to as which of the following?

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1. What is the Old Testament quote which represents the 'just deserts' model of sentencing?

2. Which of the following BEST explains the theory of 'just deserts?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Just deserts is an interesting theory, and the worksheet/quiz combo has been written to see what you know about it. Quiz questions ask about the meaning, application, and results of just deserts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the assessment, you will be tested on:

  • Controversy surrounding the just deserts theory
  • Meaning of just deserts
  • Old Testament belief similar to just deserts

Skills Practiced

Use the quiz and worksheet materials to perfect these important skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related criminal justice lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of just deserts to identify the sentencing type to which it is often compared
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Old Testament's relationship to just deserts and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about why just deserts may be considered controversial

Additional Learning

Feel like learning more? Then check out the accompanying lesson entitled Just Deserts Model: Definition & Theory. These key objectives are found within the lesson:

  • Differentiate between two scenarios to understand the punishment for each event
  • Learn what the just deserts theory is designed to promote
  • Identify a modern, real-world phrase that has a similar meaning to just deserts