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Sentencing

  • By: Jennifer L. Lanterman
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Sentencing is the imposition of punishment. After a defendant pleads guilty to a crime or is convicted as the result of a trial, the focus shifts from prosecution to the sanctioning of guilty defendants. The judge imposes the sanctions on the ...

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