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Mandatory sentencing

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A mandatory sentence is a court decision setting where judicial discretion is limited by law. Typically, people convicted of certain crimes must be punished with at least a ... As part of police tar...

Harsher Prison Sentences Don't Curb Crime | Americas Quarterly

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The tough sentencing policies and draconian prison regimes adopted by most countries ... the specific circumstances of the offender or what is needed for rehabilitation. ... Violent crime is pervasive in Brazil, both on its streets and in its prisons.

Longer Sentences Do Not Deter Crime - NYTimes.com

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Oct 3, 1987 ... LEAD: The facts of crime and punishment in the United States are staring us in ... we need to acknowledge that longer sentences do not deter most crime. ... and African countries, we also have the highest violent-crime rate.

Sentencing Law and Policy: Examples of "over-punishment"

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Aug 8, 2016 ... For a dozen years, Weldon had been the poster boy of criminal justice reform for ... appalled of such a harsh sentence facing a nonviolent teenager in a state that .... Weldon Angelos, poster child for need to reform federal mandatory ..... Moore writes that the life-without-parole sentence for a non-violent drug .....

Criminal justice and mass incarceration: The moral failures of ...

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Jul 20, 2015 ... However, harsher sentences for violent criminals accounted for nearly half the ... rate will require rolling back prison terms for these crimes, too.

Report Says Long Sentences Don't Deter Crime - Business Insider

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May 28, 2014 ... The report argues long prison sentences aren't enough of a ... courts began handing out longer sentences (particularly for drug crimes), ...

Prison reform: Releasing only nonviolent offenders won't get you ...

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Mar 4, 2015 ... ... work of re-evaluating harsh sentencing policies for people convicted of ... But prisons exist for a reason—to remove violent criminals from the ...

10 Reasons to Oppose "3 Strikes, You're Out" | American Civil ...

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New approaches to the problem of crime are needed, but instead, our ... Its supporters claim that "3 Strikes" laws will have a deterrent effect on violent crime. ... Life Sentences on Offenders Whose Crimes Don't Warrant Such Harsh Punishment ...

Does tougher sentencing reduce crime? - Quora

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There is and has been a contentious debate over this topic much longer than there has been a ... There has been a slow, gradual reduction in violent crime over the last 20-30 years, but the spikes .... I also think we need to take a look at whether our prison system is helpful in terms of stopping crime and keeping society safe.

Why giving abusers longer sentences won't fix America's ... - Fusion

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Oct 3, 2015 ... Why giving abusers longer sentences won't fix America's domestic violence epidemic ... Interstate domestic violence became a federal crime in 1994, with .... We need to focus on prevention, on understanding why people are ...

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3 Policies and Practices Contributing to High Rates of Incarceration ...

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In the federal Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement .... aimed primarily to make sentences for drug and violent crimes harsher and their imposition more certain. ... Mandatory minimum sentence laws required minimum prison terms for  ...

Theories of Punishment and Mandatory Minimum Sentences

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May 27, 2010 ... Congress and the U.S. Sentencing Commission need to place a special .... “the violence in an offender's criminal past, information about crimes not .... Third, drug mandatory minimum statutes impose harsh sentencing “cliffs” ...

Can Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences Curb Gun Violence?

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Aug 5, 2015 ... Mandatory Minimums: Can Tougher Sentences Curb Gun Violence? ... he believed harsher judicial sentences for gun crime are necessary to ...