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- The NCSC Sentencing Attitudes Survey: A Report on the Findings. // Indiana Law Journal;2007 Special Issue, Vol. 82, p1319
The article deals with the findings of the NCSC Sentencing Attitudes Survey, a national poll of 1,502 randomly selected adults that thoroughly examines the American public's views toward sentencing and related issues in an objective manner. The survey reveals that Americans are neither...
- You be the Judge. Donaldson, William // Saturday Evening Post;10/15/1955, Vol. 228 Issue 16, p68
Focuses on the rule that a convict serving his sentence may be tried and sentenced for a crime committed either prior or subsequent to the conviction under which he is enduring punishment, based on a decision made by a Georgia court in 1931.
- Why Should Remorse be a Mitigating Factor in Sentencing? Tudor, Steven // Criminal Law & Philosophy;Oct2008, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p241
This article critically examines the rationales for the well-settled principle in sentencing law that an offenderâ€™s remorse is to be treated as a mitigating factor. Four basic types of rationale are examined: remorse makes punishment redundant; offering mitigation can induce remorse;...
- Juries Are Imposing Fewer Death Sentences. St. Gerard, Vanessa // Corrections Today;Dec2004, Vol. 66 Issue 7, p18
Reports on a decline in death sentences imposed by juries in the U.S. as of December 2004. Cause of the decline; Number of people who were sentenced in the 1990s; Basis of the decline.
- Revenge, Retribution, and Values: Social Attitudes and Punitive Sentencing. McKee, Ian R.; Feather, N. T. // Social Justice Research;Jun2008, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p138
This study examined the pattern of relations between vengeance attitudes, right-wing authoritarianism (RWA), and social dominance orientation (SDO) using the structure of value types proposed by Schwartz ( Adv Exp Soc Psychol 25:1â€“65, 1992). Relations between these variables and support...
- Mandatory Minimums in the Federal System: Turning a Blind Eye to Justice. Price, Mary // Human Rights;Winter2004, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p8
Focuses on mandatory minimum sentencing in the criminal code of the U. S. Opposition of the American Bar Association to mandatory sentencing; Standard of sentencing alternatives and procedures; Comparison between the U.S. sentencing guidelines and the mandatory minimums.
- A Better Way to Sentence Criminals. Newman, Jon O. // American Bar Association Journal;Nov77, Vol. 63 Issue 11, p1562
Discusses the role of sentencing guidelines in providing judges in the United States with a sound basis for selecting fair sentences and reducing disparity. Factors to be considered in selecting criminal sentences; Arguments against mandatory sentencing; Sentencing statute for federal crimes...
- CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. // Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology;Dec1976, Vol. 67 Issue 4, p437
In summary, a majority of the Court squarely upheld the constitutionality of capital punishment. There was no majority opinion, but with regard to the constitutionality of particular statutes one can look to the Stewart plurality as the narrowest position upholding death penalty statutes and...
- THINKING INSIDE THE BOX: PLACING FORM OVER FUNCTION IN THE APPLICATIONS OF THE STATUTORY SENTENCING PROCEDURE IN STATE OF MAINE v EUGENE DOWNS. Lane, Matthew E. // Maine Law Review;2008, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p588
The article reports on the application of statutory sentencing procedure in the case, State of Main v. Eugene Downs. This case is an example of sentencing procedure in title 17-A, section 1252-C wherein a sentencing judge follow a process that is inadequate for the task at hand. Meanwhile,...