W4cd: The difference(s) between determinate and indeterminate sentencing

Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Review and analyze the case studies listed in this week’s reading assignment, and discuss the following:

  • Identify the main differences between determinate and indeterminate sentencing.
  • What constraints are imposed on judges when using a presumptive or determinative sentencing model?
  • Consider determinate and indeterminate sentencing.
    • What is the value of each sentencing model?
    • Discuss how 1 state uses each kind of sentencing model and how the decision is made to release a defendant from prison.

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