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Mandatory sentencing - Wikipedia


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...

Harsher Prison Sentences Don't Curb Crime | Americas Quarterly


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.

Can Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences Curb Gun Violence?


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

Mandatory Minimum Sentences: Arguments for and Against


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.

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


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

Does tougher sentencing reduce crime? - Quora


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.

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


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 period, ...

Chicago's grim murder trend blamed on light sentencing, misguided ...


Apr 11, 2016 ... Prison populations have increased because violent crimes increased.” .... I am all for longer sentences and some need to be locked away ...

Longer Sentences Do Not Deter Crime - NYTimes.com


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.

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


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.

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Sentencing Reform & Violent Criminals | National Review


Nov 2, 2015 ... Reduce Prison Sentences, but Not for Violent Offenders ... are unnecessarily harsh and contribute to prison overcrowding and a ballooning ... Our criminal- justice system is in need of reform, but we must ensure that changes ...

Theories of Punishment and Mandatory Minimum Sentences


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” ...

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


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 ...