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Author / Creator:Tonry, Michael H.
Imprint:New York : Oxford University Press, 1997, ©1996.
Description:1 online resource (x, 222 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Series:Studies in crime and public policy
Studies in crime and public policy.
Subject:Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- United States.
Sentences (Criminal procedure)
Sentences (Procédure pénale) -- États-Unis.
Sentences (Procédure pénale)
LAW -- Criminal Law -- General.
Sentences (Criminal procedure)
Strafrecht
Wörterbuch
Penologie.
Strafprocesrecht.
Strafrechtspleging.
United States.
USA.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11163681
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ISBN:1423738209
9781423738206
9780195122930
0195122933
1602563055
9781602563056
9780198025535
019802553X
0195122933
0195094980
9780195094985
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-216) and index.
Print version record.
Summary:In Sentencing Matters, Michael Tonry, an internationally recognized authority in the field, offers a comprehensive overview of research, policy developments and practical experience concerning sentencing and sanctions. He examines the effects of increased penalties and whether America has become a safer place as a result. Tonry contends that in order for sentencing to be fair and effective, comprehensive and defensible policies must be in place and mechanisms must exist to implement those policies. He also looks at mandatory penalties, community sanctions, and sentencing changes in other countries, and proposes sentencing policies for the twenty-first century.
Sentencing has been going through reform for a quarter century, yet the political debates on the subject have changed remarkably little. By offering a comprehensive survey of new developments in research and policy, Sentencing Matters is certain to spark fresh debate on this divisive issue. It will be of great interest to lawyers, criminologists, judges, policy makers, and others concerned with the problem of crime and what to do about it.
Other form:Print version: Tonry, Michael H. Sentencing matters. New York : Oxford University Press, 1997, ©1996 0195122933
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Summary:Michael Tonry, an internationally recognized authority on criminology, offers in these pages a comprehensive overview of current research, policy developments, and practical experiences concerning sentencing and sanctions. He examines the effects of increased penalties and considers whether they have made America a safer place. Tonry contends that in order for sentencing to be fair and effective, comprehensive and defensible policies must be in place and mechanisms must exist to implement those policies. He also looks at mandatory penalties, community sanctions, and sentencing changes in other countries, and proposes sentencing policies for the twenty-first century. Sentencing has been going through reform for over twenty-five years, yet political debate on the subject has changed remarkably little. By offering a complete survey of new developments in both research and policy, Sentencing Matters is certain to spark fresh dialogue on this divisive issue.
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 222 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-216) and index.
ISBN:1423738209
9781423738206
9780195122930
0195122933
1602563055
9781602563056
9780198025535
019802553X
0195094980
9780195094985