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Justice System and Punishment

Justice System and Punishment

Author: Sadie Pendaz

This lesson will explore the criminal justice system in the United States through the exploration of plea bargaining, due process, retribution, deterrence, societal protection, and rehabilitation.

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  • Rehabilitation

    A function of punishment that seeks to make the offender better and removed of their troubles.

  • Deterrence

    A function of punishment that makes the offender an example for the rest of society.

  • Retribution

    A function of punishment that makes the offender suffer in proportion to the suffering they inflicted.

  • Societal Protection

    A way to control deviance and protect society by locking up offenders or sentencing them to the death penalty.

  • Plea Bargaining

    An agreement where the accused pleads guilty to a charge in exchange for a lesser sentence.

  • Due Process

    The idea that the entire justice system must follow the laws laid out in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

  • Criminal Justice System

    An institutionalized system comprised of police, courts, and law that is designed to control and mitigate the effects of deviance in society.