What other mandatory sentencing movements is truth-in-sentencing linked to?

Assignment 04

CJ380 Probation and Parole

Directions:  Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading.  Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar.  Sources must be cited in APA format.  Your response should be four (4) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.

 

In 1994, Congress passed the Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive Grants law. Discuss the law, using the following questions to guide your response.

 

  1. Define “truth-in-sentencing.”

 

  1. What was the Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive Grants law designed to accomplish?

 

  1. What other mandatory sentencing movements is truth-in-sentencing linked to?

 

  1. How has the Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive Grant changed the way states sentence offenders? Include a discussion of which states complied with the act.

 

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Assignment 08

CJ380 Probation and Parole

Directions:  Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading.  Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar.  Sources must be cited in APA format.  Your response should be four (4) pages in length; refer to the “Assignment Format” page for specific format requirements.

 

Your textbook presents Morrissey v. Brewer, 408 U.S. 471 (1972), a U.S. Supreme Court case that impacted probation and parole. After reading this case, please do the following:

 

  1. Summarize the case, including salient facts and procedural posture (i.e., why is the Court hearing the case and what are the justices deciding);

 

  1. Discuss how the ruling affected probation and parole;

 

  1. Discuss how Morrissey impacted Gagnon v. Scarpelli, 411 U.S. 778 (1973) and other future cases of similar nature.

 

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