Structured Criminal Sentencing: Definition, Types & Models


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

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

2. 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:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo gauges your understanding of the structured sentencing method. You will be quizzed on types of structured sentencing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Differences between determinate and indeterminate sentences
  • Examples of voluntary or advisory sentencing
  • Models of structured sentencing
  • Factors considered in structured sentencing

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the types of structured sentencing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding structured sentencing methods
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about determinate and indeterminate sentencing

Additional Learning

To learn more about sentencing, review the corresponding lesson on the Structured Criminal Sentencing Method. This lesson will help you:

  • Distinguish between determinate and indeterminate sentencing
  • Identify examples of different types of structured sentencing
  • Understand why different types of sentencing are used in the criminal justice system