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Lesson 10: Punishment and Sentencing

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  • Q1
    In almost all circumstances, the goal of victim impact statements is to
    allow victims to gain closure.
    protect the constitutional rights of the victim.
    talk juries out of giving the death penalty.
    increase the harshness of the sentence.
  • Q2
    Sentence disposition that occur(s) when an inmate is awarded early release from prison but is supervised in the community for a certain amount of time.
    intermediate sanctions
    creative sentencing
  • Q3
    Sentencing disparity based on extralegal variables or other factors not directly related to the crime is referred to as
    variable disparity.
    geographic discrimination.
    sentencing discrimination.
    sentencing disparity.
  • Q4
    As a result of the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, sentences have become
    more creative.
    more community-based.
  • Q5
    All of the following are concerns with victim impact statements, ᴇxᴄᴇᴘᴛ that
    they serve to distract the jury.
    they distract from the facts of the case.
    they are a time-consuming and expensive addition to the court process.
    they bring dangerously prejudicial evidence into the sentencing process.
  • Q6
    Any circumstance accompanying the commission of a crime that may justify a harsher sentence is a(n)
    presentence investigative report.
    real offense.
    aggravating circumstance.
    mitigating circumstance.
  • Q7
    A form of deterrence that is designed to prevent the offender from offending again is
    individualized deterrence.
    specific deterrence.
    offender-based deterrence.
    general deterrence.
  • Q8
    The application of the death penalty in a case is determined by
    the jury.
    the case judge.
    the prosecutor.
    statutory law.
  • Q9
    Several studies have shown that
    women are more likely to serve longer sentences than their male counterparts
    juries tend to show more leniency toward female defendants in cases involving violent crime.
    judges may treat female defendants more "gently" than they treat male defendants.
    women are treated more harshly than men when being evaluated for parole.
  • Q10
    In which case did the United States Supreme Court uphold California's "three-strikes" law?
    Lockyer v. Andrade (2003)
    Rummel v. Estelle (1980)
    United States v. Booker (2005)
    Blakely v. Washington (2004)
  • Q11
    Non-traditional sentences such as yoga classes for offenders with anger issues is an example of
    discretionary sentencing.
    restorative sentencing.
    creative sentencing.
    indeterminate sentencing.
  • Q12
    In which case did the United States Supreme Court invalidate the death penalty for over six hundred offenders on death row at the time?
    Payne v. Tennessee (1991)
    Furman v. Georgia (1972)
    Weems v. United States (1910)
    Williams v. State (1997)
  • Q13
    All of the following are types of punishment ᴇxᴄᴇᴘᴛ
  • Q14
    The Crime Victims' Rights Act provides victims the right
    to determine the punishment of the defendant.
    all of the above.
    to reasonably be heard during the sentencing process
    to determine the charges against the defendant.
  • Q15
    Circumstances that allow for a lighter sentence to be handed down are
    extenuating circumstances.
    compassionate circumstances.
    mitigating circumstances.
    aggravating circumstances.

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