Reasonable Doubt: Criminal justice issues are never as black and white as they seem

scalesOne of the main complaints regarding sentencing deals with the popular opinion that our criminal justice system is too soft on crime. A recurring theme in news reports is that the system cares too much about offenders and cares too little about victims. What the media fails to acknowledge is the reality that issues are never as black and white as they seem. There are many different elements that lawyers and judges must keep in mind during a sentencing hearing.

 

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