The essays should include both analytical and descriptive contents, but the strongest essays will be those that provide more developed analyses. Each essay should include the following:
Identification/discussion of a concept, theory, empirical finding, etc., drawn explicitly from course texts and/or outside academic reference(s).
-Must use scholarly articles. ex google scholar, jstor, ebscohost
-Must be atleast 4 full pages of text
Please cover the topic of sentencing; ranging from mandatory minimums, determinate sentencing, sentencing guidelines,etc. Address the evolution/innovation of sentencing in the CJ system. Why its beneficial or not beneficial to have these guidelines…