This instructor’s guide is for use with a video of discussions at the National Symposium on Sentencing.
The video and instructor’s guide are designed primarily for use in undergraduate-level courses in criminal justice studies. The video is divided into four segments: (1) Introduction and Opening Remarks; (2) Media and Public Opinion; (3) Sentencing Dilemmas Posed to Judges; and (4) Changing the System. The instructor’s guide contains a glossary of key terms used in the video program; a pre-test on viewers’ opinions relating to sentencing issues; the text of three hypothetical situations posed during the video program; a brief summary of the content of each video segment; a list of speakers featured in the video segments; discussion questions and follow-up activities; and resources for further study. The guide also discusses conclusions and recommendations put forth by the symposium. Figures, references