Describe sentencing philosophy and the central purpose of criminal punishment.

Write a 500 Word APA Style paper (not counting the cover and reference page). Your paper should describe sentencing philosophy and the central purpose of criminal punishment. If at all possible please speak with a judge in your area to inquire about their personal sentencing philosophies and incorporate your interview into your essay.

Make sure that your work is formatted in proper APA Style. There is help with APA Style in the weekly lessons and resource sections of the class. Use the course writing rubric to guide you as you go because this is how your paper will be graded.

Do not use quotes. This is an analytical paper and you need to give your informed opinion based on your research. Make sure to use in-text citations. Example: (Jones, 2013, p.34). Stay away from the passive voice and first person when writing.

You need to incorporate at least one peer-reviewed journal article in your work as well as your interview with a local state or Federal judge. The best source to find peer-reviewed scholarly articles is in the APUS Online Library. If you can’t get anyone to interview then just write the paper.

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