Project #84930 - Sentencing DB

You’re the judge! Develop a sentencing plan for the following case. Be sure to point out how each component of your sentence plan aligns with at least one of goals of punishment discussed in class. Support your position by referring to the readings and/or lecture notes.

Victor Johnson is a 20 year-old first-time offender who was convicted of unarmed robbery. The victim, 37 year old Michelle Garcia, stated that she was walking down the street alone at approximately 9:45 PM after leaving a bar where she had dinner and drinks with her friends when the defendant approached her from behind, pushed into a wall, snatched her iPhone and purse out of her hand and took off running. The victim reported back pain for about 2 months after the incident. The defendant was ultimately caught two days later after attempting to use the victim’s credit card to buy bread, lunch meat, baby formula, and diapers at a nearby convenience store. The defendant admitted to selling the victim’s iPhone to a local pawn shop and using that money to purchase alcohol and powder cocaine the night before, but claimed he committed the robbery so that he could feed his 1 year old child at home. The defendant was laid off from his job about 6 months ago and has been living on unemployment. The defendant stated he recently started using alcohol and cocaine to cope with feeling like a failure for not being able to provide for his family.

 

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