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