leg420 week 8 discussion 2

Sentencing Disparities Please respond to the following: week 8

  • Choose two (2) disparities mentioned in Chapter 10 of the text that you believe commonly affect the outcome of most court trials during the sentencing phase. Describe at least two (2) scenarios where the chosen disparities had lessened the impact of the sentence imposed.
  • Analyze the role that the victim impact statement plays in the sentencing phase of a criminal trial. Determine one (1) benefit for the judge and one (1) benefit for the victim when this type of statement is included in trial proceedings.

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