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Traditional & Alternative Criminal Sentencing Options

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What is the most common type of sentence in the U.S.?

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1. How does restitution work?

2. What do we call confinement to a prison or jail?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Studying the traditional and alternative criminal sentences can be confusing. These study materials will test your knowledge specific criminal sentences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Incarceration
  • Probation
  • Split sentence
  • Shock probation
  • Restitution

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - explore the differences between incarceration and probation
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define and explain key concepts, like sentencing and capital punishment
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the various forms of criminal sentencing

Additional Learning

To learn more about criminal sentencing, review the lesson called Traditional & Alternative Criminal Sentencing Options. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Understanding what sentencing is and who makes sentencing decisions
  • Explore the alternatives to incarceration, such as community service and treatment programs
  • Discuss the possible reasoning for choosing alternative forms of sentencing over traditional
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