IUB CJUS-P 300 - Sentence Hearings (3 pages)

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Sentence Hearings


Students discuss sentence hearings, appellate courts and self defense.

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Indiana University, Bloomington
Cjus-P 300 - Topics in Criminal Justice

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CJUS P300 1st Edition Lecture 21 Outline of Last Lecture 1 Perjury 2 Trials 3 Jury Trial Proceedings Outline of Current Lecture 1 Sentence Hearings 2 Appellate Court 3 Self Defense 4 Problem Solving Courts 5 Exam Details Current Lecture 1 Sentence Hearings a Under Indiana law a criminal defendant whether they plead guilty or are found guilty they must be sentenced within 30 days unless they waive the right to be sentenced within 30 days b Differs greatly from a regular hearing The major difference being that you the defendant no longer have the constitutional rights they had before right to remain silent etc c Difference in mind set of defendants i If they plead guilty then you have admitted that you did it ii If they were found guilty then you are unhappy because you didn t admit guilt d Sentencing hearings also happen on a plea agreement These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute 2 3 4 5 e Sentencing hearing is an opportunity for both the defendant and prosecutor to be heard i Prosecutor is going to bring up criminal history present evidence through the victim s testimony want them to describe how awful and terrible the crime was call people who are affected by this crime 1 There is no longer a presumption of innocence 2 Victims witnesses can talk about how horrible it was and don t necessarily have to stick to the fact Emotion is allowed ii Defendant at the sentencing hearing might show remorse show why you re important not a threat to the community show how more jail time might affect their life negatively children 1 Mention your childhood drug addict whatever will convince the judge that you are able to be rehabilitated f Punishment jail is not supposed to be retaliation but rather rehabilitation Appellate Court a The purpose of the appellate court is to look at cases across the state and try to make them equalized b They give a lot of deference to the

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