Comparative Analysis Presentation

Comparative Analysis Presentation


IntroductionThis presentation will go more in depth by comparing and contrasting two drug policies that have been developed over the years. By comparing both policies, The Fair Sentencing Act and the Sentencing Reform Act, this will help accomplish a solution by answering questions such as; what the issues are what are the two developed policies, what led to the development of each policy and how they differentiate from one another and by understanding which will be more effective.

What is the Issue

What are the two policies developed?


Sentencing Reform Act


What are the two policies developed?

Clearly explain the goals, objectives, and measures of both policies.Clearly explain the goals, objectives, and measures of both policiesThe Fair Sentencing Act Reduces the disparity in the amounts of powder cocaine and crack cocaine required for the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences.Eliminates the mandatory minimum sentence for simple possession of crack cocaine. It also increases monetary penalties for major drug traffickers.

Clearly explain the goals, objectives, and measures of both policies, cont-

The Sentencing Reform ActWould reduce several federal mandatory minimum drug and gun sentences and make those reductions retroactive for some people.Makes the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 retroactive.Expands the federal “safety valve” exception for drug mandatory minimum sentences; and allow many federal prisoners to earn time credits for completing rehabilitative programs in prison.

Why Were The Policies Developed?Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 (ADAA) Many disparitiesMinimum SentencingPrison overcrowding

Sentencing Reform ActGuidelinesRehabilitation Correctional treatmentSkepticism


Why Were The Policies Developed?


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