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NCJ Number: 39947 Find in a Library
Title: CALIFORNIA - JUDICIAL COUNCIL - UNIFORM DETERMINATE SENTENCING ACT OF 1976 - REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION CONCERNING PROPOSED SENTENCING RULES AND RECOMMENDED REPORTING SYSTEM
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: California Judicial Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 47
Sponsoring Agency: California Judicial Council
San Francisco, CA 94102
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT BY THE SENTENCING PRACTICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE DESCRIBES AND ANALYZES CALIFORNIA'S UNIFORM DETERMINATE SENTENCING ACT OF 1976, AND RECOMMENDS A NEW SENTENCE REPORTING SYSTEM.
Abstract: SINCE 1917, THE SENTENCING OF FELONS TO PRISON IN CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN ON AN INDETERMINATE BASIS, WITH THE JUDGE SETTING GENERAL LIMITS BUT THE PRISON AUTHORITIES OR, MORE RECENTLY, THE PAROLE BOARD, DECIDING THE EXACT LENGTH OF SENTENCE. GROWING DISSATISFACTION WITH THE RESULTANT SENTENCE UNCERTAINTY AND DISPARITY AND A REEVALUATION OF THE REHABILITATION PREMISE HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ADOPTION OF A NEW SENTENCING LAW, THE UNIFORM DETERMINATE SENTENCING ACT OF 1976, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 1977. THE NEW STATUTE RESTRICTS THE EXERCISE OF DISCRETION BY THE PAROLE BOARD, THUS MAKING SENTENCES MORE CERTAIN AND UNIFORM. THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ANALYZES THE ACTUAL MECHANICS OF THE ACT, WITH EXPLANATIONS OF MANY PORTIONS. AS THE NEW LAW REQUIRES PERIODIC REPORTS TO THE STATE JUDICIAL COUNCIL RELATING TO SENTENCING PRACTICES, THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS A SYSTEM OF SENTENCE REPORTING....MSP
Index Term(s): Analysis; California; Determinate Sentencing; Laws and Statutes; Sentencing disparity; Sentencing/Sanctions
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