Philosophy of Law Discussion 2
March 31, 2023
Selina Johnson, 21 years old, was arrested for possession of cocaine. This is her first drug offense, and she had no prior arrest record. Additionally, she was charged with fencing stolen property to make money to support her drug habit. The police had seized from Selina’s apartment exactly $3,000 of stolen jewelry and $1,200 of clothing that had been stolen from a local shopping mall. Selina was subsequently convicted on felony drug charges, as well as felony possession of stolen property. You are to be the judge deciding her sentence. Before rendering your decision, review the goals of crime control in chapter 2. Explain which punishment best serves the offender and society. Explain what sentence you want to give Selina and why.