from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to a judicial sentence: sentencing guidelines for juvenile defendants.
- adj. Being or relating to the one who pronounces a judicial sentence: "Prosecutors and sentencing judges alike try to deal with individuals on an individual basis, without regard to social status” ( Hiller B. Zobel).
- n. The act of pronouncing a judicial sentence on a defendant.
- n. The sentence so pronounced.
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- adj. Relating to a judicial sentence.
- n. The act of pronouncing a judicial sentence on someone convicted of a crime.
- n. The act of creating one or more complete sentences from fragmented thoughts and phrases.
- v. Present participle of sentence.
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Remembering of course that proportionality in sentencing is now the key phrase … .. on January 7, 2008 at 10: 18 am | Reply inspectorgadget
The role of the courts in sentencing is that it does good for society, that test is hard.
The laws are too lenient, the leeway in sentencing is too broad, the level of concern for CRIMINALS is non-existent.
The moonbats will claim the sentencing is another Karl Rove hat trick.
The Progress article (06/05/02) on the sentencing is here.
He will be punished ( "sentencing" is in the future, bright kids) some time in the future.
And even if you were right, necessity would nonetheless play a role in sentencing as a mitigating factor.
I agree with you that some sentencing is too long, and probably unnecessary, particularly for the extremely aged population.
In addition, the penal statute adopted by the First Congress demonstrates that proportionality in sentencing was not considered a constitutional command.
Lobbying dollars and campaign contributions are used to push "tougher" laws such as "three strikes", mandatory minimum sentencing, and "truth in sentencing" - all of which increase the duration of sentences.