Fuller, Introduction to Criminal Justice: A Brief Edition Student Resources

Chapter 9


Courts use several different sentencing strategies. Find a recent news article that shows a defendant being sentenced to a long prison term.

  1. What type of sentencing strategy did the court use here? Was this sentence a result of a determinate sentencing strategy or an indeterminate sentencing strategy?

Did the sentence in this case make sense to you? Given your limited knowledge of the case, would you have sentenced the defendant to more or less prison time?