1. (APA Format)
Write a 200- to 300-word response in which you address the following questions:
- What is considered to be a courtroom work group?
- How does this courtroom work group interact on a daily basis?
- What is the role of the prosecutor?
- How does a prosecutor determine which cases to pursue?
- What would happen if the criteria for taking a case were more, or less, stringent?
- What changes to the courtroom work group would you recommend?
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you compare the four philosophical reasons for sentencing criminals.
Include the following:
- An explanation of the six forms of punishment
- The relationship between sentencing and punishment in today’s courts
- Recommendations for how to modify the sentencing process to reduce recidivism rates