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Sentencing and Sanctions


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  • What proportion of individuals who commit federal drug offenses are sentenced to prison?
    Data on Federal drug offenders sentenced to prison are available in Compendium of Federal Justice St... Read More
    Last Updated: June 27, 2013

  • Does the race of a person who committed a crime have an impact on court outcomes?
    The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) sponsored publication, Offender Race and Case Outcomes: Do C... Read More
    Last Updated: December 29, 2011

  • Where can I locate information about juvenile diversion programs?
    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Model Programs Guide (MPG) includes prog... Read More
    Last Updated: December 29, 2017

  • Can individuals who were younger than 18 at the time of their offense receive a death penalty sentence in either federal or state courts within the United States?
    The minimum age at which the death penalty can be imposed in the Federal and State judicial systems ... Read More
    Last Updated: April 10, 2017

  • Where can I find information on "alternatives to incarceration" programs?
    The Courts: Alternatives to Incarceration section of the NCJRS Web site provides a comprehensive lis... Read More
    Last Updated: December 29, 2011

  • What is conflict or dispute resolution?
    Conflict or dispute resolution refers to a wide range of processes that encourage nonviolent dispute... Read More
    Last Updated: December 29, 2011

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