Describe the legislative changes that affected the lengths of sentences being handed down.

Laws and Innovations

In the first week of the course, you looked at the high number of inmates in the United States. For this assignment, imagine you are a staff member working for a US senator. The senator saw your presentation and has asked you for a report explaining how this situation came about.

In a 4- to 5-page Microsoft Word document cover these points:

Describe the legislative changes that affected the lengths of sentences being handed down. You should include:
Minimum mandatory sentences
Truth-in-Sentencing laws
Three Strikes laws
Sentencing guidelines
Sentencing enhancements
How have these legislative changes affected the prison population in the United States?
Are the truth-in-sentencing laws and three-strike laws good innovations? Are there any drawbacks to these laws? Specifically, consider the impact of these laws on the safety of police and correctional officers.
Support your responses with examples.

Cite any sources in APA format.

Submission Details

Name your report SU_CRJ4003_W4_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc.

Submit your document to the W4 Assignment 2 Dropbox by Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Analyzed and described the legislative changes listed in the assignment.
25
Explained how the given legislative changes affected the prison population in the US.
10
Analyzed information to provide a supported opinion about the value of truth-in-sentencing and three strikes laws.
5
Analyzed the impact of truth-in-sentencing and three strikes laws on officer safety.
5
Used correct spelling, grammar, and professional vocabulary. Cited all sources using APA format.
5
Total:

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE GRADE CRITERIA THANKS

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