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NCJ Number: NCJ 241614     Find in a Library
Title: Research-Based Smarter Sentencing: Training for Prosecutors, Public Defenders, Judges, and Community Corrections Professionals (Participant Notebook)
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: Justice Management Institute
United States of America

The Carey Group
United States of America
Date Published: 2013
Page Count: 110
  Annotation: This document is the participant notebook for the Research-Based Smarter Sentencing course developed for prosecutors, public defenders, judges, and community corrections professionals.
Abstract: The Research-Based Smarter Sentencing course was developed through the Justice Management Institute to provide information for prosecutors, public defenders, judges, and community corrections professionals to reduce the risk of recidivism through a systemic application of research-based approaches to sentencing. The course teaches the primary stakeholders how to apply these approaches to plea negotiations, sentencing, and parole and probation revocations in order to avoid incarceration while at the same time enhancing public safety. The notebook follows the course, with information presented according to the five modules of the course. Module 1 presents the objective and rational for the course, Module 2 discusses the idea of “Smarter Sentencing”, Module 3 discusses how research-based practices ensure effective sentences in order to reduce recidivism, Module 4 examines how other jurisdictions have implemented smarter sentencing approaches, and Module 5 discusses how to develop an action plan for implementing smarter sentencing. Each module includes background information, references pertaining to the information in that module, and exercises for understanding the issues presented in the module. Figures, tables, references, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Sentencing reform
Index Term(s): Sentencing/Sanctions ; Court reform ; Correctional reform ; Sentencing guidelines ; Sentencing recommendations ; Criminal justice system reform ; Sentence effectiveness ; Sentencing trends ; BJA grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2008-DD-BX-0683
Sale Source: Justice Management Institute
1888 Sherman Street
Suite 410
Denver, CO 80203
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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