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  NCJ Number: NCJ 175708   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 1996
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): David J. Levin ; Patrick A. Langan Ph.D. ; Jodi M. Brown
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 02/2000
  Page Count: 62
  Annotation: This report presents detailed findings from the 1996 nationally representative sample survey of felons convicted in State courts in 344 counties, with tables on the number of felony offenders in State courts, the sentences they received, demographic characteristics of convicted felons, the number of felons sentenced to probation, the number of felons convicted by trial and guilty plea, and the amount of time required to process felony conviction cases.
  Abstract: Highlights include the following: Cases took longer for courts to process in 1996 than in 1988. The average length of time from arrest to sentencing was 219 days in 1996, or 11 days longer than in 1988. Persons age 30 or older comprised 40 percent of persons convicted in 1988 but 50 percent in 1996. The median age of convicted felons was 27 years in 1988 but 30 years in 1996. The proportion of felons sentenced to prison in 1996 (38 percent) is lower than in any previous year (1988 44 percent; 1990 46 percent; 1992 44 percent; 1994 45 percent). This report is one in a series. More recent editions may be available.
  Main Term(s): Court statistics
  Index Term(s): Probation statistics ; Court delays ; Sentencing/Sanctions ; Felony ; State courts ; Pleas ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Offender profiles ; Case processing ; Sentencing statistics
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  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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