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Title: Sentencing Reform in the United States - Histories, Content, and Effect
Author(s): S Shane-DuBow; A P Brown; E Olsen
Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 348
Sponsoring Agency: Abt Associates, Inc
Cambridge, MA 02138
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-013-78
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report reviews the major changes in State sentencing statutes that occurred in the period 1971-1982. The report will be of greatest interest to State legislators, State executives, and criminal justice researchers.
Abstract: A summary of sentencing reform and its impact is provided for each State and the District of Columbia; each summary contains sections tracing the history of that State's current sentence structure or reform, a description of the content of the reform, and a discussion of the reform's impact. The States differed widely in the types of sentencing reforms adopted. Types of reforms undertaken include determinate sentencing, mandatory terms for specific offenses, increased penalties for serious and habitual offenders, presumptive sentences, and sentencing guidelines. The book also contains a brief history of sentencing, punishment, and imprisonment in Europe and the United States since the 18th century; its concluding section discusses common features of State sentencing reforms. A series of charts summarizing the data is included in the summary chapter. Footnotes, a bibliography, an appendix, and tables are supplied.
Index Term(s): Sentencing reform; State laws; State-by-state analyses
Note: National Institute of Justice - Issues and Practices in Criminal Justice.
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