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: 140699 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Computers and the Law: The Sentencing Database System of the List Foundation
Author(s): J-P Brodeur
Corporate Author: University of Montreal
International Centre for Comparative Criminology
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 149
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Department of Justice
Ottawa ON K1A 0H8, Canada
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
University of Montreal
Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7, Canada
Publication Number: TR1992-10e
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: The Sentencing Database System of the LIST Foundation in British Columbia, Canada was studied with respect to its development, use, and possible future modifications.
Abstract: This computerized database was created to reduce sentencing disparity and to aid attorneys in preparing their submissions regarding sentencing. The system contains information on the dispositions of 70,000 cases, 1,600 appellate court decisions, an electronic textbook on sentencing law, and a directory of correctional institutions and programs in British Columbia. Interviews with users revealed that the system is readily available and easy to use. However, the system is not used as much as it should be or as was expected. Enhancements proposed by users include increasing the system's speed, providing more subcategories of offenses, and providing the capability of searching by key words. Figures, appended study instruments, and 52 references
Main Term(s): Databases; Foreign sentencing
Index Term(s): British Columbia; Computer aided operations; Sentencing disparity
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.