Outside research to address these issues is necessary. Please remember to cite your references. You must post your initial response by Wednesday of the week assigned and must reply to 2 others by Sunday of the week assigned. ,,Your initial substantive response should be at least 500 words. You are required to respond to two of your classmates’ postings. These responses must be at least 250 words each. All citations must be in Blue book format.,,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?