Criminal Justice 6

 

Week 6 Assignment: Sentencing Paper

 

Purpose of Assignment

 

Students compare the four philosophical reasons for sentencing criminals. Students are also required to provide an explanation of the six forms of punishment, explain the relationship between sentencing and punishment in today’s courts, and provide recommendations for how to modify the sentencing process to reduce recidivism rates.

 

Written Assignment Grading Form for Sentencing Paper, Due in Week Six

 

Content and Development

95 Points

Points Earned

XX/95

 

Additional Comments:

All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.

 

·The paper is 700to 1,050 words in length.

·The student compares the four philosophical reasons for sentencing criminals.

·The student includes the following:

 

oAn explanation of the six forms of punishment

oThe relationship between sentencing and punishment in today’s courts

oRecommendations for how to modify the sentencing process to reduce recidivism rates

 

 

The content is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive.

The paper develops a central theme or idea directed toward the appropriate audience.

The paper links theory to relevant examples and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly.

Major points are stated clearly; are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis; and are organized logically.

The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.

The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.

   

Readability and Style

16 Points

Points Earned

XX/16

 

Additional Comments:

Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.

 

The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.

Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.

Sentences are well constructed, strong, and varied.

Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.

   

Mechanics

14 Points

Points Earned

XX/14

 

Additional Comments:

The paper—including tables and graphs, headings, title page, and reference page—is consistent with APA formatting guidelines and meets course-level requirements.

 

Intellectual property is recognized with in-text citations and a reference page.

Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.

Spelling is correct.

   

Total

125 Points

Points Earned

XX/125

Overall Comments:

 

 

 


 

 

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