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CRJ301 Juvenile Justice (professor)
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Where there is malicious intent or unjustifiable disregard for safety, a corresponding punishment therefore is justifiable. A judge may sentence a person found guilty of a crime to capital punishment, intermediate sanctions, probation, fines, or imprisonment; and along with the judge’s assumption of the specific criminal sentence is the idea that the punishment is useful.  However, most sentences in the contemporary societies involve incarceration. The principal intention of criminal sentencing is to punish the lawbreaker. Although rehabilitation is an aspired goal of criminal sentencing, it is only secondary to the purpose of punishment.

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