skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 119249 Find in a Library
Title: General Sentencing Structure Under CCCA (Federal Comprehensive Crime Control Act) (From The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984: Contemporary Federal Criminal Practice, V 1, P 405-486, 1988, B. James George, Jr. -- See NCJ-119239)
Author(s): B J George Jr
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 82
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Law and Business
Clifton, NJ 07013
Sale Source: Prentice Hall Law and Business
855 Valley Road
Clifton, NJ 07013
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter discusses Congressional concern over Federal sentencing disparities and outlines the sentencing structure authorized under the Federal Crime Control Act of 1984, including the establishment of the United States Sentencing Commission.
Abstract: The policy goals of sentencing, as determined by the U.S. Congress, are discussed, along with classifications of authorized sentences and ancillary sanctions such as criminal forfeitures, restitution, and notice to victims. Definitions for specific criminal terms are established and specific sentencing procedures are outlined, with emphasis on presentence reports, imposition of sentences, correction of sentence on appeal, stay of execution of a sentence, and appeals against a sentence. Miscellaneous technical amendments and repealers are also discussed, including Rule 32 amendments (Sentence and Judgments), rules of procedure for the trial of misdemeanors before United States magistrates, and admissibility of convicted aliens into the United States. The structure, role, and duties of the United States Sentencing Commission are discussed in detail. 563 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Sentencing reform
Index Term(s): Crime Control Act of 1984; Sentencing commissions
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.