Guilt. Punishment. Justice, but is it really?

  • Stefania Cardenas


Once the guilty verdict has been determined, a judge will follow guidelines based upon the current laws instituted to determine the final sentence. Guidelines found within our current justice system have been found to be too easily affected by bias, which may lead to possible Eighth Amendment violations and thus, ironically, injustice. The question presented asks us to consider: are the current guidelines encouraging and allowing injustice within our justice system?