Should punishments be "creative"? Judge Michael Cicconett has sentenced a kid with a loud radio to sit quietly in the woods, a man to
hang out with a pig, at least one guy to run a race to diminish his jail
sentence. Now Judge Michael Cicconetti is back in the news for sentencing a couple to print
apologies in the local newspaper for their tryst on a public beach. These are rather inconsequential sentences for very minor crimes, but one might still ask: Does
creative sentencing seems intuitively more fair and/or effective, or does
it seem to leave justice up to the capriciousness of the judge?
posted by sj
on Jul 1, 2002 -