This first discussion board assignment focuses on Learning Objectives 4 & 5 in Chapter 2.
1) Discuss pressures encountered by judges when sentencing criminals. What ethical difficulties are common to judges in this situation? 2) Relatedly, what if sentencing guidelines were not used to assist judges in determining sentences? Would other factors impact determinations and result in disparate sentencing? What may some of those factors be and how would they affect judicial decisions? minimum 350 words