Learning Goal: I’m working on a criminal justice multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Assignment Description: Which justification for punishment do you favor: retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation, reintegration, or a combination? Explain why.
Throughout the history of corrections, what types of punishments tend to be used for which types of crimes? How did early philosophers such as Howard, Bentham, Beccaria, and Penn influence the use of punishment?
Assignment Guidelines: Assignments must be between 300-400 words, in a standard 12 pt font. If citations are used, APA style should be implemented.
Discussion Board Topic: Read Cracked Justice (pg. 136) – an overview of the crack-powder cocaine sentencing disparity by Nicole Porter and Valerie Wright
What are your thoughts on the information presented? Do you feel that sentencing is something that needs to be continually modified in the criminal justice system (CJS)?
Are there other types of sentencing disparities that currently exist in the CJS? Think about crime type or gender differences. Use your resources to come up with at least one other example.
Discussion Board Guidelines: Submit an answer to the discussion board. Each discussion board post will be between 200 – 300 words long. Refer & cite current resources in your answer. You will need to respond to two peer’s posting. Your peer response should be a minimum of three sentences.