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NCJ Number: 32726 Find in a Library
Title: MAKING TIME FIT THE CRIME
Journal: TRIAL  Volume:12  Issue:3  Dated:(MARCH 1976)  Pages:14-15,23
Author(s): E M KENNEDY
Corporate Author: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EXPLANATION OF LEGISLATION PENDING BEFORE THE SENATE CALLING FOR THE IMPOSITION OF MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF VIOLENT STREET CRIMES (S. 2698) AND FOR THE ESTABLHSIMENT OF SENTENCING GUIDELINES (S. 2699).
Abstract: THE LEGISLATION IS BASED ON THE IDEA THAT THE PRIMARY FUNCTIONS OF IMPRISONMENT ARE DETERRENCE AND RETRIBUTION NOT FORCED REHABILITATION. THE STATUTES ARE INTENDED TO PUT AN END TO ARBITRARILY IMPOSED AND INDISCRIMINATE SENTENCING.
Index Term(s): Incarceration; Legislation; Sentencing/Sanctions; Standards
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