Write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:
Outside of the federal system, there is no single, standard approach for sentencing. Many states have replaced indeterminate sentencing with structured sentencing guidelines.
- In your own words, what is the difference between indeterminate sentencing and determinate sentencing? Explain thoroughly.
- Why do you think disparate, or dissimilar, sentencing occurs? Explain.
◦Why would a court issue a harsher sentence for using crack cocaine instead of powder cocaine or vice versa? Explain.
■Is this ethical? Why or why not?
◦How would you address the issue of disparate sentencing? Why? Explain.
- What role do you think sentencing guidelines should play in court procedures and corrections? Why?Explain.
Must have at least 2 reliable references with websites listed in APA format.