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NCJ Number: 68898 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: ESTABLISHING A SENTENCING GUIDELINES SYSTEM - A METHODS MANUAL
Author(s): A M GELMAN; J M KRESS; J C CALPIN
Corporate Author: Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Ctr
State University of New York at Albany
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 215
Sponsoring Agency: Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Ctr
Albany, NY 12222
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 76NI-99-0102
Publication Number: WORKING PAPER 2
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: PROCEDURES FOR SETTING UP A COMPUTER PROGRAM TO ASSIST IN WEIGHTING VARIABLES AND DETERMINING OTHER COMPONENTS OF SENTENCING GUIDELINES ARE DETAILED; THE PROCEDURES GREW OUT OF PILOT SENTENCING GUIDELINE PROJECTS.
Abstract: THE SERIES OF APPENDICES ARE ACTUALLY THE HEART OF THE DOCUMENT. THEY COVER THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SAMPLE CODING MANUAL, THE CONSTRUCTION OF SAMPLE CODING SHEETS, OFFENSE RANKING INSTRUCTIONS FOR JUDGES, AND INSTRUCTIONAL BOOKLETS TO BE USED FOR THE CALCULATION OF GUIDELINE SENTENCES. THESE BOOKLETS COVER GENERAL GUIDELINES AS WELL AS GENERIC MODELS FOR VIOLENT CRIMES, PROPERTY CRIMES, AND DRUG-RELATED CRIMES. THE TEXT EXPLAINS THE DATA NEEDED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SENTENCING GUIDELINES, CHOOSING AND DEVELOPING THE MODEL, AND IMPLEMENTING THE SENTENCING GRID AND RESULTING GUIDELINES. THE MANUAL IS AMPLY ILLUSTRATED WITH SAMPLE DATA COLLECTION INSTRUMENTS, EXAMPLES OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS, AND SAMPLE INPUTS INTO THE PROGRAM. REFERENCES ARE APPENDED.
Index Term(s): Procedure manuals; Sentencing guidelines; Sentencing reform
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