On the basis of your reading, summarize the article, including the research questions, methodology, data sources, and findings of the study. In addition, respond to the following questions:
- What were the key research questions being explored in this study?
- How did the researchers collect the data? How did these methods impact the findings?
- What were the general findings regarding the public’s perceptions of sentencing practices within the criminal justice system?
- What does the article demonstrate about the limitations of survey research? What limitations do the authors acknowledge with their own study?
- What does this study indicate about public perceptions of sentencing policy? What are the potential implications of these findings on the operation of the criminal justice system?