Leniency In The Courtroom Case Study

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Leniency in the Courtroom Rape is considered a hateful crime and can cause the offender to be sentenced to an average of five to fifteen years (Berman). According to Sara J. Berman, professor at Concord Law School, “rape is nonconsensual sexual intercourse; it is often committed through force, threats, or fear” (Berman). Sexual assault and harassment are widespread issues that affect people of all ages and sexes. It is not to be taken lightly but in recent cases, it has been. In a very recent case, college student Brock Turner was convicted of three felony counts of sexual abuse. He could have received a maximum sentence of fourteen years but was given six months. Turner only served three of those six months. Brock Turner’s sentencing was an injustice to the victim. The case should have been reevaluated because he was given such an irrational sentencing due to the judge’s bias in favor of Turner’s social status and race. If you are familiar with current events, you may have heard of the case of a young college student attempting to rape/sodomize an unconscious woman and only received a sentence of six months and was released in three. The media has been buzzing about the case of Brock Turner and how his sentence was merely a slap on the wrist for the heinous crime. It was reported that two…show more content…
Considering the severity of the crime he committed, the sentence given to Turner was extremely light. Turner had a lot of connections due to his family’s social statues and connections in the community and it had a great effect on the outcome of the verdict. Social status and race played a major part in the case’s ruling. Brock Turner was the typical American college student/athlete that turned out to have some devious ways. There are plenty of people just like him that are guilty of heinous crimes and walking free with little to no punishment. The ruling should have been reevaluated to give justice to the
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