JUS 505 Week 3 Assignment

JUS 505 Week 3 Assignment

Mandatory Sentencing Essay


Write an essay (1,000-1,250 words) that presents both sides of the argument for and against mandatory sentencing laws.

Your essay should analyze the discretion in sentencing federal judges had prior to the 1984 Sentencing Reform Act, which was transferred to the District Attorney’s office after passage of the Act.”

Your essay should reflect your opinion regarding this process:

  1. Do you feel this transfer of power is an improvement from the previous system? Why or why not?
  2. Provide a critique of deterrence and incapacitation in regards to mandatory sentencing. Are these valid goals? Explain.

Use the GCU eLibrary to locate three to four scholarly authoritative sources to support your claims.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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