- University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
- Criminal Justice
- Criminal Justice 100
- CJ 100
Last Modified: 2014-07-21
Potential offenders will consider the costs vs. benefits before committing a crime.
Holding: Supreme Court found that the death penalty was being imposed in an unconstitutional manner
Never ruled the death penalty itself to be unconstitutional
States enacted mandatory death penalty statutes which prescribed death sentence for conviction of certain forms of murder
The government (state or federal) brings suit against (prosecutes) a person who they believe has violated the law (the defendant
One party (plaintiff) who feels they were harmed (tort) brings a complaint against another party (the defendant).
Parole- Provisional release from prison
1. Violent Crimes
2. Property Crimes
3. Public Order Crimes
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