A criminal penalty can take many forms and must meet four criteria: it must inflict pain or other unpleasant consequences, be prescribed in the same law that defines the crime, be administered intentionally, and be administered by the state.
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1. What are the purposes of criminal punishment?
2. What is burden of proof in a criminal case? Who must meet this burden of proof?
3. Who has the burden of proof to prove an affirmative defense? What is the standard for proving affirmative defense?
4. What are indeterminate sentencing laws?