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NCJ Number: 149077 Find in a Library
Title: Felony Sentences in the United States - 1990
Author(s): P A Langan; C A Perkins; J M Chaiken
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Indiana University Purdue University, Research Support Funds
Indianapolis, IN 46202
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Statistical data on felony sentences are provided.
Abstract: This document discusses sentencing statistics pertaining to offenses defined under State and Federal law as felonies. State sentencing data are from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) National Judicial Reporting Program, a biennial sample survey that collects detailed information on the sentences adult felons receive in State courts nationwide. Federal sentencing data are from the BJS Federal Justice Statistics Program. This program collects annual comprehensive information about the processing of individuals and corporations by the Federal criminal justice system. Sentencing data obtained by the program cover all Federal district courts. Highlights of the statistics include a 42-percent increase in State courts and a 16-percent increase in Federal courts in the number of felony convictions between 1986 and 1990, and a 120-percent increase in the State courts and a 41-percent increase in the Federal courts in the number of convictions for drug trafficking between 1986 and 1990. Data are provided in tabular and narrative form. A listing of other BJS reports is included.
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Corrections; Corrections statistics; Sentencing statistics
Note: This document is part of the Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin series.
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