Impacts of Changing Sentensing Philosophies on Correctional Agencies

Sentencing philosophies and models are created by legislatures and imposed by courts. However, it falls to correctional agencies to administer the punishment defined by legislatures and imposed by courts.

In your initial post, discuss the impact that changing sentencing philosophies and models have had on correctional agencies over the past 50 years. As part of your discussion identify at least one sentencing philosophy and/or model that you believe has had the greatest impact on the way correctional agencies administer punishment. As part of your response explain why you believe the selected sentencing philosophy and/or model had the greatest impact on corrections.

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