Mandatory sentencing requires that offenders serve a predefined term for certain
crimes, commonly serious and violent offenses. ... given to people convicted of
certain serious and/or violent crimes...
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
Aug 5, 2015 ... Mandatory Minimums: Can Tougher Sentences Curb Gun Violence? ... he
believed harsher judicial sentences for gun crime are necessary to ...
Feb 10, 2014 ... Mandatory minimum sentences are the product of good intentions, but ... finds
that the defendant meets certain criminal history requirements and ... to criminal
history, violence, lack of injury to others, and leadership. ... In fact, it is easy to find
examples of unduly harsh mandatory minimums for drug offenses.
May 28, 2014 ... The report argues long prison sentences aren't enough of a ... courts began
handing out longer sentences (particularly for drug crimes), ...
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
In the federal Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement .... Mandatory
minimum sentence laws required minimum prison terms for people convicted of
... A wide variety of other harsh criminal justice policies were adopted during this
Apr 11, 2016 ... Prison populations have increased because violent crimes increased.” .... I am all
for longer sentences and some need to be locked away ...
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.
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.