Criminal sentencing embraces a number of philosophies and seeks to satisfy sometimes conflicting goals: retribution, incapacitation, deterrence, rehabilitation, and restoration. The means to accomplish those tasks have traditionally been comprised of fines, probation, imprisonment, and death. To adapt to the financial, social, and international pressures, the criminal justice system has experimented with mandatory, indeterminate, and structured sentencing. However, each defendant-based alternative must be viewed with in the light of its impact on the victims and society at-large. Discuss the practical implications of alternative and innovative sentencing options. Integrate within your discussion the impact of a Judeo-Christian viewpoint on the viability of such new sentencing options.
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Post-First: This course utilizes the Post-First feature in all Discussions. This means you will only be able to read and interact with your classmates’ threads after you have submitted your thread in response to the provided prompt.
Submit your thread by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of Module 4: Week 4.
You will complete 4 Discussions in this course. You will post one thread of at least 400 words
by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of the assigned Module: Week. You must then post 2 replies of
at least 250 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the assigned Module: Week. For each
thread, you must support your assertions with at least 3 scholarly citations in APA format. Each
reply must incorporate at least 2 scholarly citations in APA format. Any sources cited must have
been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include peer reviewed journal
articles, textbooks, the Bible, etc.