Explain The Five Goals Of Criminal Sentencing

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1. The five goals of contemporary criminal sentencing is retribution, incapacitation, deterrence, rehabilitation and restoration. The goal of retribution is to take revenge on a criminal. The goal of incapacitation is to imprison or other means to reduce the likelihood that an offender will commit future offenses. The goal of deterrence is to inhibit criminal behavior through the fear of punishment. The goal of rehabilitation is to reform a criminal. Restoration’s goal is to sentence the criminal, so the victim feels whole again.
2. Indeterminate sentencing is a model of criminal punishment that encourages rehabilitation through the use of general and relatively unspecific sentence. It is basically a range of years for a crime like 10-15 years.
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