What is the difference between a determinate and indeterminate sentence? Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Determinate Sentence refers to confinement for a fixed or minimum period that is specified by statute. Determinate sentences are fixed in length, such as "30 years" in prison, whereas indeterminate sentences have a range, such as "4 to 8" years in prison. The latter implies that one can serve at least four years in prison but not less than the lowest year, in this case 4 years