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NCJ Number: 509 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: BRONX SENTENCING PROJECT - REVIEW DRAFT
Author(s): G SHATTUCK
Corporate Author: Vera Institute of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 210
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Vera Institute of Justice
New York, NY 10279
Grant Number: NI 036
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESEARCH ON PREPARATION OF PRE-SENTENCE REPORTS TO MAKE POSSIBLE MORE INFORMED SENTENCING BY THE CRIMINAL COURT JUDGE.
Abstract: THE DATA GATHERING PROCESS INCLUDES SELECTING CASES, DOCUMENTS USED, PRISON RELEASE DATES, MISSING SOURCES OF DATA, CODING PROCEDURES, CASE LOSS, AND DATA PROCESSING. RESEARCH DATA ARE TABULATED AND ANALYZED. THIS SYSTEM SEEMS TO HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON REDUCING DISPARITIES IN PRISON SENTENCES, AND THE PRE-SENTENCE REPORT TENDS TO IDENTIFY THOSE DEFENDANTS WHO, WITHOUT RISK, MAY BE PLACED IN COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATIVE PROGRAMS.
Index Term(s): Judicial process; Presentence investigations; Sentencing/Sanctions; Statistical analysis
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