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Title: Structured Sentencing: 1995 Overview
Journal: Structured Sentencing Statistical Bulletin  Issue:1  Dated:(August 1996)  Pages:complete issue
Corporate Author: North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
North Carolina Sentencing and Policy Advisory Cmssn
Raleigh, NC 27602
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Data from 1995 revealed that 15,071 felons and 137,173 misdemeanants were convicted under North Carolina's structured sentencing system, which aims to increase the time served for felons and misdemeanants sent to prison, increase the use of prison for violent offenders, use less expensive punishments for nonviolent offenders.
Abstract: The felons were 63.6 percent black and 88 percent male, while about 49 percent of the misdemeanants were black, about 42 percent were white, and 81 percent were male. Sixty percent of the felons and a similar percentage of the misdemeanants were under age 30. About 29 percent of the felons received an active punishment, about 46 percent received an intermediate punishment, and 24.5 percent received a community punishment. About 15 percent of the misdemeanants received an active punishment, 5 percent received an intermediate punishment, and about 80 percent received a community punishment. Intermediate punishments received a term of supervised probation plus at least one additional sanction such as special probation, intensive supervision probation, electronic house arrest, a military-style training program, a community penalties plan, a day reporting center, or a residential facility. Forty-one percent of the felons and 18 percent of the misdemeanants were ordered to pay restitution. Property offenses accounted for 39.4 percent of the felony convictions, crimes against persons for 16.5 percent, and public order and other offenses for 7.2 percent. Figures
Main Term(s): Court statistics
Index Term(s): Corrections statistics; Determinate Sentencing; North Carolina; Sentencing reform
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