What is a reason that states have adopted sentencing guidelines? A. It was believed that judges were too harsh on offenders. B. Sentencing guidelines provide uniformity, ensuring that similar crimes merit similar sentences. C. Judges weren't providing written explanations for their decisions. D. all of these
Which is not an advantage of a diversionary treatment program? A. They reduce the demands on the court and prosecutors to process the case as a criminal activity. B. They cost considerably less than criminal justice processing. C. Offenders avoid the stigma associated with a criminal conviction. D. It increases a defendant's appearances before the court.
Which of the following does not define a pretrial diversion program? A. It offers people charged with crimes alternatives to traditional criminal justice proceedings. B. The accused participates on a volunteer basis only. C. It occurs between the formal filing of charges and the final judgment of guilt. D. all of these define pretrial diversion programs.
Which is not a possible result if the court finds that a probationer is in violation? A. The court may reprimand and restore to supervision. B. The court may add conditions and restore to probation. C. The court may revoke probation and order imprisonment under the original sentence. D. The court has no discretion and must order imprisonment under the original sentence.