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Title: Supplement (1994) to Law of Sentencing, Probation, and Parole in North Carolina: The Structured Sentencing Act and Related Legislation, 1993-94
Author(s): S H Clarke
Corporate Author: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 79
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5381
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56011-227-1
Sale Source: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government
Knapp-Sanders Building
Campus Box 3330
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5381
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This supplement to the 1991 publication, "Law of Sentencing, Probation, and Parole in North Carolina," summarizes 1993 and 1994 State legislation, principally the Structured Sentencing Act and related measures, including those enacted in the 1994 Extra Session on Crime.
Abstract: This preliminary edition of the supplement does not include legislation enacted during the 1994 Regular Session, which began May 24. Following a brief history of sentencing legislation, the establishment and operation of the Sentencing Commission is discussed. A review of the provisions of the Structured Sentencing Act addresses the purposes of sentencing, authorized types of sentences, sentencing procedure, modifying and correcting sentences, and the execution of sentences. Legislation pertinent to the classification of offenses and recent changes in punishment is also explained, including the Revised Habitual Felon Law and the new Violent Habitual Felon Law. Provisions of the Criminal Justice Partnership Act are also discussed. This is companion legislation to the Structured Sentencing Act. Its goals are to reduce offenders' recidivism, alcoholism, and drug dependency, as well as reduce probation revocations and incarceration costs for the State and counties. 36 notes and appended tables
Main Term(s): Court procedures
Index Term(s): Corrections policies; Criminology; North Carolina; Sentencing/Sanctions; State laws
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