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NCJ Number: 40261 Find in a Library
Title: SENTENCING ALTERNATIVES TO FINE AND IMPRISONMENT
Journal: UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI LAW REVIEW  Volume:31  Issue:2  Dated:(WINTER 1977)  Pages:387-418
Author(s): F J MERCERET
Corporate Author: University of Miami
School of Law
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 33124
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AFTER REVIEWING THE SENTENCING PROCESS FROM SENTENCING BY THE JUDGE THROUGH APPELLATE REVIEW, THE COMMENTARY FOCUSES ON POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO CURRENT PROBLEMS AND RECOMMENDS SEVERAL ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES.
Abstract: THE OPTIONS OPEN TO THE SENTENCNG JUDGE, THE PROCESS OF SELECTING A SENTENCE, APPELLATE REVIEW, LACK OF UNIFORMITY, JUDICIAL DISCRETION, AND PROBATION IN FLORIDA ARE DISCUSSED. THE AUTHOR HIGHLIGHTS SOME OF THE FACTORS WHICH SERVE TO DETRACT FROM THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PROBATION AND THEN OFFERS SUGGESTIONS FOR REFORM. IN HIS CONCLUDING REMARKS, THE AUTHOR LISTS FIVE MAJOR AREAS IN WHICH IMPROVEMENT CAN BE MADE: (1) ELIMINATING UNNECESSARY INPUTS TO THE SYSTEM; (2) RATIONALIZING SENTENCING PROVISIONS AND PROCEDURES; (3) EFFICIENTLY REORGANIZING AND UPGRADING THE ADMINISTRATION OF SENTENCES; (4) MAKING MEDICAL COMMITMENT A SAFER, MORE EFFECTIVE TOOL; AND (5) IMPLEMENTING WIDESPREAD JUDICIAL REVIEW OF SENTENCING. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...KAP
Index Term(s): Appeal procedures; Civil commitment; Dispositions; Fines; Florida; Judicial decisions; Judicial discretion; Judicial review; Libel; Probation; Sentencing/Sanctions
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