Definitions for "Sentencing"
Keywords:  guilty, plea, jail, punishment, crime
a judge deciding on the appropriate consequence for someone guilty of an offence.
After a defendant's guilty plea is accepted or he or she is found guilty after a trial, the judge decides what happens. The defendant may be sent to prison or jail, or the sentence may be "suspended" and the defendant put on probation. Probation means the defendant is left free as long as he or she does what the judge has told him to do. He or she may also be placed in other programs, such as the Diversion Center.
The hearing at which the court imposes sentence. Sentencing follows a guilty plea or a finding of guilt by a jury or judge.
Keywords:  patten, hbo, simon, thirteenth, tim
"Sentencing" is the thirteenth episode and finale of the first season of the HBO original series, The Wire. The episode was written by David Simon from a story by David Simon & Ed Burns and was directed by Tim Van Patten. It originally aired on September 8, 2002.
The process of identifying the disposal class a record belongs to and applying the disposal action specified in the relevant disposal authority to the record. Sentencing is the implementation of decisions made during appraisal.