Criminal Justice System: Sentencing and Litigation

1. What is sentencing? How does sentencing impact corrections? How can we improve sentencing so that it improves the correctional system overall?

2. What is the objective of punishment in the criminal justice system? How does punishment apply to the overall objectives of the criminal justice system? How can we improve punishment so that it assists in the improvement of institutional objectives within the criminal justice system?

3. What is the definition of a state prison? How do state and federal prisons differ? What would happen if state prisons were incorporated into federal prisons effective immediately?

4. What is litigation? How does litigation affect prisoners and the prison system? How can processes and procedures be changed to limit litigation issues in jails and prisons?

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