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Deviance – Factors Influencing Criminal Sentencing
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Ritchey, Lynn Harper Ritchey. 2010. “Deviance – Factors Influencing Criminal Sentencing”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Before beginning this assignment, assume that you have been hired as a consultant to determine the sentence for a variety of crimes. List the type of criteria you might use in determining the sentences of people who break various types of laws – include whitecollar crime too. Go to the United States Sentencing Commission webpage at:

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