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NCJ Number: 30998 Find in a Library
Title: SANCTION OF IMPRISONMENT - FOR WHOM, FOR WHAT, AND HOW
Journal: CRIME AND DELINQUENCY  Volume:21  Issue:4  Dated:(OCTOBER 1975)  Pages:337-347
Author(s): D GILMAN
Corporate Author: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Newark, NJ 07102
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CRITICISM OF THE MODEL SENTENCING ACT'S DEFINITIONS OF DANGEROUS AND NONDANGEROUS OFFENDERS, ITS SENTENCING PROVISIONS, AND THE AMOUNT OF DISCRETIONARY POWER THAT ITS GRANTS THE SENTENCING JUDGE.
Abstract: A NEW SENTENCING ACT IS PROPOSED AUTHORIZING IMPRISONMENT OF OFFENDERS WITH A KNOWN PATTERN OF REPETITIVELY VIOLENT ACTS AND RENDERING ALL OTHERS INELIGIBLE FOR IMPRISONMENT. THE NEW ACT WOULD ALSO ELIMINATE PSYCHIATRIC PREDICTIONS OR DIAGNOSES FROM SENTENCING PROCEEDINGS UNLESS INTRODUCED BY THE DEFENSE. JUDICIAL SENTENCING DISCRETION WOULD BE RESTRICTED BY ESTABLISHING MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM SENTENCES ACCORDING TO THE DEGREE OF SERIOUSNESS OF A CRIME AND SENTENCING DISPARITY MINIMIZED BY THE ABOLITION OF GOOD-TIME CREDITS AND PAROLE.
Index Term(s): Good time allowance; Incarceration; Judicial discretion; Parole; Sentencing/Sanctions
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