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Disparity in Capital Sentencing  

Marian R. Williams

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Aug 2019
The death penalty has long been a source of debate and is perhaps the most litigated sentence in the United States. Arguments for the use of the death penalty point to “just deserts” or ... More

Prosecution Appeals Against Sentence  

Arie Freiberg

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Jul 2019
Sentencing is a complex task that involves judicial officers imposing sentences in the first instance and deciding appeals from those judges in certain circumstances. Both trial and ... More

Capital Punishment  

Paul Kaplan

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Feb 2019
The death penalty, also referred to as capital punishment, is the process whereby a state government orders a sentence of death for a person found guilty of a particular set of criminal ... More

The Death Penalty in the 21st Century  

Daniel LaChance

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Feb 2019
The dawn of the 21st century marked a turning point in the history of the American death penalty. Politically, the death penalty seemed vulnerable. A wave of abolitionism not seen since ... More

Intensive Supervision Probation  

Geoffrey C. Barnes and Jordan M. Hyatt

Online publication date:
Mar 2018
Subject:
Sentencing
Intensive Supervision Probation (ISP) is a form of community supervision that employs smaller caseloads, more frequent contacts, and a variety of other mechanisms to increase the level of ... More

Gender and Punishment  

Lynne Haney and Lili Dao

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Feb 2018
In many respects, gender has been missing from the enormous literature on the form and focus of state systems of punishment. This is true in both the historical accounts on shifts in penal ... More

Race, Ethnicity, and Sentencing  

Jeffrey Ulmer

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Feb 2018
Much has been written about mass incarceration and how it has fallen especially hard on people of color. Given their representation in the U.S. population, for example, black and Hispanic ... More

Disciplinary Segregation in Prison  

Benjamin Steiner

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Jan 2018
Disciplinary segregation is a punishment that prison officials impose in response to inmate violations of prison rules such as assaulting another inmate or disrespecting an officer. ... More

Sentencing Guideline Departures  

Kimberly Kaiser

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Jan 2018
Sentencing guidelines were created with the goal of reducing unwarranted disparities in sentencing outcomes based on race, gender, and other legally irrelevant characteristics in order to ... More

Alternatives to Incarceration  

Faye S. Taxman and Alex Breno

Online publication date:
Apr 2017
Subject:
Sentencing
Alternatives to incarceration are more than options, they have evolved into sentences of their own accord. Originally, probation and prison were the two major sentences; however, the ... More

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