The conviction movie analysis

The conviction movie analysis

QUESTION DESCRIPTION

BCJ UNIT VII DISCUSSION BOARD QUESTION

Choose an episode of a television show in which a character is sentenced for a crime. Briefly describe the situation and sentence. If you think the outcome is fair, explain why. If not, explain what should have happened.

BCJ UNIT VII ASSESMENT QUESTIONS

QUESTION 1

  • There are two general types of conditions imposed on probationers. Which conditions are intended to ensure adequate monitoring and supervision of the probationer or parolee?
Control
Reform
Restrictive
Incapacitated

QUESTION 2

  • The current standard for determining whether habeas review should be granted is known as the “__________” standard.
right to review
habeas intent
reasonable doubt
actual innocence

QUESTION 3

  • Appeals filed prior to adjudication are known as __________ appeals.
restrictive
intermediate
interlocutory
final judgment

QUESTION 4

  • In this case, the Court held that a sentence of death for the crime of rape against an adult woman was grossly disproportionate and was in violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.
Coker v. Georgia
Woodson v. North Carolina
Thompson v. Oklahoma
Emmund v. Florida

QUESTION 5

  • Which of the following is NOT a main goal of sentencing?
Rehabilitation or reformation
General deterrence
Incapacitation
Immediate reentry into society

QUESTION 6

  • Match the type of sentencing listed in column 1 to its description in column 2.
Concurrent sentenceConsecutive sentenceDeterminate sentenceIndeterminate sentenceMandatory sentenceA.One of two or more sentences imposed at the same time served in sequence with the other sentenceB.A fixed term of imprisonment that may be reduced for good timeC.A sentenced imposed with an unspecific punishment used to encourage rehabilitationD.A statutorily required penalty that must be set and carried out in all cases upon conviction for a specific offenseE.One of two or more sentences imposed at the same time, after conviction for more than one offense, and served at the same time

QUESTION 7

  • Match the type of sentencing goal with the correct description
RehabilitationRetributionIncapacitationGeneral deterrenceSpecific deterrenceA.Aims to discourage others from committing similar actsB.Removing criminals from societyC.Planned intervention intended to change behaviorD.Aims to discourage the offender from committing other crimesE.Punishment of criminals based on the severity of the crime

QUESTION 8.


Discuss Terry v. Ohio. What happened in this case, and why it is such an important case? 

Your response should be at least 200 words in length. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

UNIT VII ARTICLE REVIEW
Instructions

Sentencing

This assignment, an Article Review, will assist you in thinking critically about sentencing in the United States. To begin this assignment, please access the CSU Online Library and select an article. This article should be from a professional or scholarly journal. Additionally, the article selected should be no more than four years old.

Upon selecting the article, please complete an Article Review. The review should include the following,

  1. A summary of the article (1/2-1 page).
    1. Summarize the main points which the author discusses.
    2. Identify the main argument.
    3. This summary should provide background for the analysis you provide (see below).
  2. An analysis of the article.
    1. This is the most important part of the review and should be most of your paper.
    2. In this section, you should show that you not only read the article, but also that you are thinking critically about it.
    3. Think about the following when analyzing this article:
      1. Is the argument clear and organized?
      2. Is evidence presented, more than simply opinion?
      3. Is the argument logical, does it make sense?
      4. Does the argument match with what you know of the topic?
      5. Who is the intended audience?
      6. Is the argument convincing? Why or why not?
      7. Is the argument conventional, controversial, boring, safe, etc.?
      8. What suggestions do you have for the author to improve the argument? Did he/she forget to add any significant information (if so, what)?
      9. Is this useful for those who study this topic? Why and how?
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