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NCJ Number: 151539 Find in a Library
Title: Monitoring of the Criminal Justice Acts 1991 and 1993 - - Results From a Special Data Collection Exercise
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Research and Statistics Dept
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
Croydon, Surrey CR0 9YD, England
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office
Research and Statistics Dept
Lunar House, Room 1834B
40 Wellesley Road
Croydon, Surrey CR0 9YD,
United Kingdom
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A special data collection exercise was designed to monitor the impact of the 1991 and 1993 Criminal Justice Acts on court sentencing in England and Wales.
Abstract: Data showed a rise in the immediate use of custody which was most apparent among offenders found guilty of property offenses and those with between 6 and 20 previous convictions. The proportionate use of fines by magistrate courts declined, affecting the employed but also more strongly the unemployed. The average fine amount in magistrate courts returned to pre-1991 Criminal Justice Act levels for unemployed offenders. The proportionate use of presentence reports for offenders remanded to custody by magistrate courts continued to increase. The proportion of sentenced offenders who were not remanded on bail or to custody decreased between mid-1992 and early 1993 from 22 to 18 percent. The Crown Court appeared to experience a rise in the proportion of offenders remanded to custody in Prison Service establishments, up from 19 to 26 percent. This rise was balanced mainly by a decline in the proportion of offenders placed on bail with no conditions attached, down from 44 to 38 percent. 11 tables and 3 figures
Main Term(s): Foreign corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Bail/Financial Release; Corrections in foreign countries; Court statistics; England; Fines; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign courts; Foreign laws; Foreign offenders; Foreign sentencing; Magistrates; Offender statistics; Sentencing statistics; Wales
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program. Home Office Statistical Bulletin, N 20/94
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