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Perspectives on determinate sentencing

W. Donald Pointer

Perspectives on determinate sentencing

a selected bibliography

by W. Donald Pointer

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Justice, National Institute of Justice, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- United States -- Bibliography

  • Edition Notes

    Statementcompiled by W. Donald Pointer, Cindy Rosenstein ; National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
    ContributionsRosenstein, Cindy, National Criminal Justice Reference Service (U.S.), National Institute of Justice (U.S.), Aspen Systems Corporation
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 90 p. ;
    Number of Pages90
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13605027M

      Evidence from California and Illinois, states with determinate-sentencing systems, does not reveal greater sentence uniformity - a major issue raised in support of such sentencing. Israel, Jerold H. "Sentencing, the Dilemma of Discretion." In Judicial Discretion, edited by J. E. Smithburn, Reno, Nev.: National Judicial College, This Book Chapter is brought to you for free and open access by the Faculty Scholarship at University of Michigan Law School Scholarship Repository.

    Determinate Sentencing & Certifications in Texas a General Overview I. Introduction Determinate Sentence Determinate sentencing is a hybrid dispositional option whereby juveniles who have been adjudicated for severe criminal offenses are given a sentence which includes a term of confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal JusticeFile Size: 1MB. Determinate Sentencing Laws. Criminal sentencing occurs when a person is sentenced for some kind of criminal activity. Criminal sentencing can take different forms such as fines, community service, jail time, or fines. An indeterminate sentence consists of a range of .

    For Determinate Sentencing Determinate sentencing is becoming more popular in juvenile courts. It is a special statute that allows for the possibility of a juvenile serving a sentence beyond the age of It specifically covers certain violent offenses and drug cases, like murder, capital murder, sexual assault, and indecency with a child. Perspectives (Spring ): Uses case examples to depict the inconsistency in sentencing and describe federal sentencing guidelines designed to be fairer and tougher. "California's Determinate Sentencing: What Went Wrong?" Norman Holt. Perspectives (Summer ):


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This book discusses in depth the rise and fall of the determinate ideal, once heralded as a replacement to the old order of criminal justice. Using new materials and combining political, empirical, and theoretical perspectives, Griset examines the attempt in New York State to establish determinate sentencing punishment for its own sake to replace the existing policy of rehabilitation.

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This book discusses in depth the rise and fall of the determinate ideal, once heralded as a replacement to the old order of criminal justice. Using new materials and combining political, empirical, and theoretical perspectives, Griset examines the attempt in New York State to establish determinate sentencing -- "punishment for its own sake" -- to replace the existing policy of rehabilitation.

This book discusses in depth the rise and fall of the determinate ideal, once heralded as a replacement to the old order of criminal justice. Using new materials and combining political, empirical, and theoretical perspectives, Griset examines the attempt in New York State to establish determinate sentencing ― “punishment for its own sake” ― to replace the existing policy of Cited by: determinate sentencing reforms begun in the early s.

As a punitive crime-control strategy, the foundation of "truth in sentencing" was primarily built within the victims' rights movement which began to emerge across the nation during the same time period.

Sentencing and correctional patterns have greatly shifted since the Size: KB. A determinate sentence is a jail or prison sentence that has a defined length and can’t be changed by a parole board or other agency.

For example, a sentence of six months in the county jail is determinate, because the prisoner will spend six months behind bars (minus time off for good behavior, work-release, or other alternatives to in-custody time, when applicable).Author: Janet Portman, Attorney.

Determinate sentencing occurs when a judge must sentence a convicted offender to a standard sentence that is dictated by the law. This most often comes with drug convictions, but there are other examples that are on the books, such as the three strikes laws that require a life sentence on someone’s third specific felony conviction.

This book discusses in depth the rise and fall of the determinate ideal, once heralded as a replacement to the old order of criminal justice. Using new materials and combining political, empirical, and theoretical perspectives, Griset examines the attempt in New York State to establish determinate sentencing -- "punishment for its own sake.

Conference discussions tended to polarize around arguments for and against determinate and indeterminate sentencing. Many viewed determinate sentencing as the more just and effective sentencing approach from a deterrence perspective, while its opponents viewed it as focusing on imprisonment as punishment while alternatives to imprisonment would.

Determinate sentencing laws have lead to a reduction in the number of incarcerations. One of the first examples of the social ecological model of crime is Shaw and McKay's classic book. Which of the following perspectives believes that individuals can alter their environment to discourage criminal activity.

A determinate sentencing system is one in which discretion in fixing the term of incarcer-ation is withdrawn from the judge or other sentencing authority and replaced by a legislatively determined term, either fixed or narrowly variable, for each defined crime.

See text accompany-ing notes infra. by: 3. Methods. Data on a cohort ofinmates admitted to prison in Florida over a twelve year period before and after the enactment of a “truth-in-sentencing” law in requiring all felons sentenced to prison to serve a minimum 85% of their sentence are examined to assess the impact of determinate punishment on whether inmates commit disciplinary infractions and the frequency of by: A determinate prison sentence is where the court sets a fixed length for the prison sentence and is the most common type of prison sentence.

For example, an offender may be sentenced to four years in prison. This is the maximum period of time the offender could spend in prison. However, the offender will not necessarily spend the whole of this.

Indeterminate sentencing is the sentencing of a range of jail time to an individual convicted of a crime, such as one to three years. This is the opposite of determinate sentencing, which is the sentencing of an individual to a set amount of jail time, such as one year, or three years.

However, an inmate with a determinate sentence can still be. Terrorism in Perspective has been added to your Cart Add to Cart.

Buy Now. Rent from Price Before turning to the study of terrorism, she authored a book and several articles on determinate sentencing policy, monographs on juvenile detention, and book chapters on various aspects of Cited by: Indeterminate And Determinate Sentencing. Indeterminate &Structured Sentencing To me Indeterminate Sentencing is a very degraded and/or very disturbed type of this sentencing a legislature is the one who has say as to what the terms will be for the crime that has been committed and a judge gets the decision as to what the sentence will be for the offender.

Evidence-based sentencing involves the use of _____ research to improve the quality of judicial decision making when determining sentence and sentencing conditions. Scientific. One example of sentencing disparity is the __________ representation of minorities in prison.

Indeterminate Sentencing Laws. Judges do not always have discretion in determining a criminal sentence. Each state, as well as the federal legal system (for federal crimes) has its own jurisdiction. While some jurisdictions have indeterminate sentencing, which does allow for discretion, other jurisdictions have determinate : Katie Hamblen.

Politics and Sentencing Reform II Three Determinate Sentencing Laws 17 Implementation of Determinate Sentencing Reform 27 The Prisoner Survey -= Methodological Issues Impacts of the Determinate Sentence on Prisoner Perceptions) Attitudes and Behaviors 39 44 Conclusions and Implications 39 Notes 65 References Compare And Contrast Determinate Sentencing And Truth In Sentencing Practices How Would Social Problem And Responsibility Perspectives Argue For One Or The Other Truth -in- sentencing debate Learning Team B CJA/ Novem Deana Bohenek Truth -In- Sentencing Debate Opening Argument Truth -in- sentencing laws do not deter crime.

Determinate Sentence: A sentence to confinement for a fixed or minimum period that is specified by statute. Determinate sentencing encompasses sentencing guidelines, mandatory minimum sentences, and enhanced sentences for certain crimes.

Sentencing guidelines allow judges to consider the individual circumstances of the case when determining a.Shift from indeterminate to determinate sentencing caused average minimum sentences to increase Elimination of "good time" "Truth in sentencing" established time-served standards for parole eligibility and required percent of court-imposed sentence be served either in prison or on paroleFile Size: KB.Generally, state sentencing systems are charac-terized as “indeterminate” or “determinate.” Most states used indeterminate sentencing until the late s, when some began to move toward more determinate sentences.

Indeterminate sentences are imprecise, while determinate sentences are fixed. Some states also began to incorporateFile Size: 1MB.