English Comprehension – Very Short Passages 11-20

Passage 19 – For most judges, sentencing a person who has been convicted of a crime is a difficult decision. In the majority of jurisdictions throughout the country, judges have few sentencing options from which to choose. Generally, their options are confined to a fine, probation, or incarceration. Crimes, however, cover a wide spectrum of criminal behavior and motivation, and a wide variety of sanctions should be available.

The main idea of the paragraph is that
a. there should be laws that dictate which sentence a judge should hand down.
b. someone other than a judge should be allowed to sentence a criminal.
c. judges should be given more sentencing options from which to choose.
d. more money should be spent on the criminal justice system.

Answer is on the last page.


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