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Q: Consider and debate the use of discretion at each stage of the criminal justice process. Is too much discretion used? Why is discretion a necessary feature of the criminal justice system?
A: The limits of discretion vary from State to State and locality to locality. For example, some State judges have wide discretion in the type of sentence they may impose. [ In recent years other States have sought to limit the judges discretion in sentencing by passing mandatory sentencing laws that require prison sentences for certain offenses. ]
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