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Title: Summary of New Sentencing Laws and the State-County Criminal Justice Partnership Act
Corporate Author: North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Cmssn
United States of America
Project Director: R L Lubitz
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 56
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Cmssn
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North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Cmssn
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Raleigh, NC 27602
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The new sentencing laws enacted during the 1993 session of North Carolina's General Assembly will how change how offenders are sentenced by creating a system of structured sentencing coupled with a comprehensive community corrections plan.
Abstract: The new laws will replace the current Fair Sentencing Act and will apply to crimes committed on or after January 1, 1995. The laws are based on the principles that sentencing policies should be consistent, certain, and truthful and that they should set resource priorities and be supported by adequate prison, jail, and community resources. The laws classify felons based on the severity of their crime and the extent and gravity of their prior record. Misdemeanants receive sentences under a separate system. Prison and jail resources will be used mainly for violent and repeat offenders, while less serious offenders will be channeled into less expensive intermediate and community programs. A simulation study of the new laws revealed that although fewer offenders will receive sentences of imprisonment, most who do will serve longer terms on average. Tables and charts
Main Term(s): State courts
Index Term(s): North Carolina; Sentencing factors; Sentencing reform; State laws
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