Briefly explain how the federal sentencing guidelines work

Please review the website for the US Sentencing Commission found at this link www.ussc.gov/

1. Briefly explain how the federal sentencing guidelines work.

2. Find a website for a state with state sentencing guidelines such as Minnesota or Pennsylvania. Briefly explain how that state's guidelines work.

3. Compare and contrast the federal and state guidelines. How are they alike and different?

4. Briefly summarize the controversy around sentencing guidelines. What are two sides of the controversy and where do you stand and why?