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What is sentencing? How does sentencing influence corrections? How can corrections professionals improve sentencing so that it improves the correctional system overall?
In law, a sentence forms the final explicit act of a judge-ruled process, and also the symbolic principal act connected to his function. [ The sentence can generally involve a decree of imprisonment, a fine and/or other punishments against a defendant convicted of a crime. Those imprisoned for multiple crimes, will serve a consecutive sentence (in which the period of imprisonment equals the sum
of all the sentences), a concurrent sentence (in which the period of imprisonment equals the length of the longest sentence), or somewhere in between, sometimes subject to a cap. If a sentence gets reduced to a less harsh punishment, then the sentence is said to have been "mitigated". Rarely (depending on circumstances) murder charges are "mitigated" and reduced to manslaughter charges. However, in certain legal systems, a defendant may be punished beyond the terms of the sentence, e.g. social stigma, loss of governmental benefits, or, collectively, the collateral consequences of criminal charges. ]
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What is more important—freedom of press to publish pictures and names of juvenile offenders or juveniles’ rights to private court proceedings? Explain your answer.
Weegy: This type of question is very open ended and every individual will have their own opinion and answer. [ My opinion is that juveniles' rights should be protected, as they are not yet adults and while they should be held accountable for their actions and punished accordingly, I do not think that it is the public's business. Some minors may not yet fully grasp right and wrong and while many may, there are still a smaller group that do not and as the rules cannot be applied to only certain juveniles, I think the law must apply to all. I think it is the Government's responsibility to protect minors and their privacy. For example, a child may steal a loaf of bread, because his family has no money to feed him. As a minor, this child is not making a decision to be in this situation and has no way to get out of it and while stealing is wrong, you can see how it is completely different than an adult doing the same thing, as an adult has the option of going to a food bank and a child does not know about those (or one would assume). I fully support protecting the right of juvenile offenders. ] (More)
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Weegy: A prison officer , also referred to as a corrections officer, correctional officer , or detention officer (US), is a person charged with the responsibility of the supervision, safety and security of prisoners in a prison, jail, [ or similar form of secure custody. Historically, terms such as jailer (also spelled jailor or gaoler), jail guard, prison guard, prison warder, and turnkey have also been used. Prison officers are responsible for the care, custody, and control of individuals who have been arrested and are awaiting trial while on remand or who have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in a prison or jail. They are also responsible for the safety and security of the facility itself. Most officers are employed by the government of the jurisdiction in which they operate, though some are employed by private companies. ] (More)
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