Determinate sentencing - 68799

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Determinate sentencing encompasses sentencing guidelines, mandatory minimum sentences, for certain crimes.

 Sentencing guidelines allow judges to consider the individual circumstances of the case when determining a sentence, whereas mandatory minimum statutes leave little or no discretion to judges in setting the terms of a sentence. Under determinate sentencing, the criminal must serve the entire sentence. However, they do have the opportunity to earn “points” which could be applied toward the