Philosophy of Law Discussion 9
April 1, 2023
After reading the scenario below, decide what type of sentence you would give the defendant based on the details provided. Detail the length of incarceration you would set, or provide an alternative sentence, such as probation with specific terms.
Doug, 54 years old, was just convicted on sexual assault charges, for improperly fondling a child. This is Doug’s first conviction for a criminal offense. His pre-sentence investigation report shows only a prior conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol. Additionally, Doug admitted to having been drinking when he fondled the child. What type of sentence would you give this offender? What other types of information would help you make a more informed decision on sentencing?