Sentencing Paper

1238 words 5 pages
Sentencing Paper

Tushar Vincent Botlero
12 March 2012
Melissa Andrewjeski

Sentencing Paper Punishment has been a subject of deliberate among philosophers, political leaders, and lawyers for centuries. Various theories of punishment have been developed, each of which attempts to justify the practice in some form and to state its proper objectives. The quantity and severity of punishments were reduced, the prison system have been improved. According to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, Maryland, some of the major reasons for punishment are to reform, deterrence, rehabilitation, compensation, and retribution. Punishment for reform is intended to benefit the offender and society by changing the
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In other words, don't we feel that a wrongdoer should suffer for his misdeed? The form of punishment should also be considered. On the one hand, some believe that we should “make the punishment fit the crime”. Those who steal from others should be deprived of their own property to ensure that criminals are left in no doubt that crime doesn’t pay. For those who attack others retribution should be used. Murderers should be subject to the principle “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” and automatically receive the death penalty. On the other hand, it is said that such views are unreasonable, cruel and barbaric and that we should show a more law-abiding attitude to punishment and try to understand why a person commits a crime and how society has failed to enable him to live a respectable, humane life.

According to the Federal Bureau of prison, the main objective of punishment is to protect “public safety by ensuring that Federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure. The Bureau helps reduce the potential for future criminal activity by encouraging inmates to participate in a range of programs that have been proven to reduce recidivism”. Sentencing affect the state and federal corrections systems overall is a major factor because the inmate population will increase, funding increase, limitation space, and


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