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BCj2002 Unit II Assessment

Question 1

Identify and discuss the seven sentencing goals in this
Unit. Which one is the most effective, and which one is the least effective?

Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

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Question 2

Explain the different issues related to sentencing. Within
your discussion, include how the two main sentencing
initiatives—guideline-based determinate sentencing and restorative justice—are
at odds with each other.

Your response should be at least 300 words in length.

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Question 3

Please match the following cases with their correct
resulting outcome.

Blakely v. Washington

Nichols v. United States

Mistretta v. United States

United States v. Cotton

Apprendi v. New Jersey

Harris v. U.S.

Cunningham v. California

United States v. Booker

Williams v. Oklahoma

Morrisey v. Brewer
Ruled that probation cannot be revoked without following the
seven elements of due process.
Resulted in a combined decision with another case stating
that federal judges must take guidelines into account when sentencing, but are
not required to impose a sentence within the range prescribed by the
Resulted in the sentencing law was changed to require
aggravating circumstances that might lead to sentencing enhancements be proved
to a jury.
Ruled that Congress had acted properly in delegating
authority to the U.S. Sentencing Commission in the creation of sentencing
Resulted in, “an uncounseled misdemeanor conviction” being
valid to enhance punishment for a subsequent conviction.
Resulted in California’s determining sentencing law violated
a defendant’s right to trial by jury as it placed sentence-elevating fact
finding within the province of the judges.
Resulted in the Supreme Court concluding that a fact
increasing the mandatory minimum, but not extending the sentence beyond the
statutory maximum, need not be alleged in the indictment, submitted to the
jury, or proved beyond a reasonable doubt.
Ruled that unless disclosure is required by state law or
court decisions, there is no denial of due process of law when a court
considers the presentence report (PSR) without disclosing its contents to the
defendant and giving the opportunity for rebuttal.
Resulted in sentences imposed by a federal judge were not
improper even though the judge based the sentences on estimated quantities, not
actual quantities, and concluded the defendants “were involved in a vast drug
Resulted in the Supreme Court limiting the fact finding
authority of state judges in sentencing decisions.

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