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Title: State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 1994
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Author(s): J. M. Brown ; P. A. Langan
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 04/1998
Page Count: 79
  Series: BJS Full Reports
  Annotation: This report presents statistics on felony sentencing in State courts in 1994, trends since 1988, juveniles transferred to adult court, regional variations in adjudications and sentencing, and felony case processing.
Abstract: The volume of felony convictions fluctuated during the period 1988-94. Considerably more convictions occurred in 1994 than in 1988. However, the typical convicted felon was sentenced 7 months after arrest in 1988 and just under 6.5 months in 1994. Prison sentences accounted for 44 percent of felony sentences in 1988 and 45 percent in 1994. Persons age 30 or older comprised 40 percent of persons convicted in 1988 and 47 percent in 1994. The median age of convicted felons was 27 years in 1988 and 29 years in 1994. An estimated 12,000 of the 872,000 persons convicted of a felony in State courts were juveniles who had been transferred to adult courts. State courts sentenced to prison 49 percent of the felons they convicted in 1994, compared to 43 percent in State courts elsewhere. Felony prison sentences were also longer in the south than elsewhere. An estimated 58 percent of felons convicted by a jury received a prison sentence, compared to 58 percent of those convicted by a judge. Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Court statistics
Index Term(s): Sentencing/Sanctions ; State courts ; Juvenile court waiver ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Felony courts ; Case processing
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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