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NCJ Number: 141603 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Author(s): S Belenko; R C Davis
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 85
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
New York City Criminal Justice Agency, Inc
New York, NY 10007
Grant Number: 91-DD-CX-0025
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Drug case processing in New York City during 1989 was investigated to examine long-term implications of sanctioning decisions, whether the inducement to plead to drug felony charges with a probation sentence ultimately produces a large group of second felony offenders, recidivism rates of defendants receiving different sanctions, and probation violations by drug offenders.
Abstract: The analysis focused on such outcome measures as case disposition, arraignment release status and bail amount, sentence type and amount, and processing time. Significant differences were observed in case disposition patterns according to court type and according to New York City borough. Considerable differences were also noted in release status and sentencing patterns across boroughs. An appendix provides additional information on the sampling design and data elements. 14 references, 30 tables, and 5 figures
Main Term(s): Drug offenders
Index Term(s): New York; Recidivism; Sentencing/Sanctions
Note: Long Term Impacts of Special Drug Courts Project
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