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Criminal Procedure: Sentencing

Overview of Sentencing

This page provides information about state and Federal sentencing guidelines, which are the applicable formulas used to calculate jail or prison sentences. Commentaries on sentencing are also provided on this page. These commentaries can be helpful for practicing attorneys looking to mitigate their client’s sentence, or for those interested in understanding the rationale underlying sentence formulations. Likewise, there is also information about capital punishment, such as empirical data pertaining death-row inmates as well as post-execution exonerations. Users can find scholarly books discussing the constitutionality of the death penalty and they can also access sources advocating its reform. Users interested in current legal trends or the direction of criminal justice will likely find the online blogs to be both informative and insightful.   

Capital Punishment Print Sources

Commentaries on Sentencing