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philosophy of sentencing and disparity of sentences

William Belmont Common

philosophy of sentencing and disparity of sentences

a research study by William B. Common [and] A.W. Mewett.

by William Belmont Common

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Published by Foundation for Legal Research in Canada in [Vancouver?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sentences (Criminal procedure),
  • Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- Canada,
  • Prisons -- Canada

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsMewett, Alan W., 1930-, Foundation for Legal Research in Canada
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsK C7344 P4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination31p.
    Number of Pages31
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18876277M

      The result is wide sentencing disparities from county to county and judge to judge, according to a Gannett Wisconsin Media Investigative Team analysis of sentencing . Sentencing disparity is defined as "a form of unequal treatment She proposed "Custodial sentences for women must be reserved for serious and violent offenders who pose a threat to the public" and that overt separate sentencing for men and women could be .

    Congress identified differences among judges in sentencing philosophy and, to a lesser extent, differences among regions in sentencing practices as common sources of unwarranted disparity. Resear ch evidenc e demonstrated that philosophical differ ence s among judge s aff ecte d the sentenc es. The Sentencing Project is pleased to announce The New Press’ publication of The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences and the launch of our Campaign to End Life Imprisonment. Authored by Marc Mauer and Ashley Nellis, with contributions by Kerry Myers, The Meaning of Life argues that the dramatic growth of life imprisonment – which has led to one of every seven people in.

    Sentencing disparity refers to the ways in which people who committed similar crimes may receive quite different sentences. The underlying cause of this is that judges have considerable leeway in. Proportionate sentences: Four techniques for reducing sentence disparity / Andrew Ashworth description\/a> \" The first edition of this collection of extracts on sentencing philosophy and policy proved popular with undergraduate students.


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Philosophy of sentencing and disparity of sentences by William Belmont Common Download PDF EPUB FB2

The qualities, philosophy and personality of the sentencing judge, for example, often play clear roles in sentencing. Some disparities are fixable. Others not so much. The principle that a sentence should be proportionate to the seriousness of the offence remains at the centre of penal practice and scholarly debate.

This book explores highly topical aspects of proportionality theory that require examination and further analysis. The book explores the relevance of the principle of proportionality to the sentencing of young offenders, the possible reasons for.

Get this from a library. The philosophy of sentencing and disparity of sentences: a research study. [William B Common; Alan W Mewett]. tigated the allegations of sentence disparity by examining prison files of inmates and found "a marked variation in the sentences of prisoners who have substantially similar backgrounds and have been convicted of the same offense.".

The racial dynamics in sentencing have changed over time and reflect a move from explicit racism to more surreptitious manifestations and outcomes. In this publication, The Sentencing Project reviews the research literature of the past twenty years on racial disparity in sentencing.

The past 30 years have seen enormous changes in the philosophy and practice of sentencing and corrections. The strong emphasis on rehabilitation that existed for the first seven decades of the 20th century gave way in the s to a focus on fairness and justice, by which sentences reflected “just deserts” rather than a utilitarian motive.

Sentencing Disparity and Time Served Speaking on sentencing disparity, Judge William W. Wilkins, Jr., in his opening address to the American Correctional Association's Winter Conference, mentioned an example of two brothers who committed the crime of larceny together and were sentenced to prison, but they happened to appear before different.

The sentencing decision is typically the last court decision made in a case. This decision has attracted the most attention from researchers studying legal decision making.

After being convicted of a crime, a defendant may be sentenced to, for example, imprisonment, a community penalty, fine, restitution or compensation, or probation.

A sentence may have one [ ]. A philosophy of sentencing based on requiring offenders to pay in money or service for the harm to individuals and society caused by their behavior (equity). Fines, Sanctions, Probation, Imprisonment, Capital Punishment.

These are the five most common types of sentences. Determinate Sentencing. Sentencing Disparity. Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Disparities In Federal Sentencing Today A. Examining Group Differences 1. Disparity, Discrimination, and Adverse Impacts Fair sentencing is individualized sentencing.

Unwarranted disparity is defined as different treatment of individual offenders who are similar in relevant ways, or similar treatment of individual. on sentencing disparities. First, studies focus on sentencing in isolation, controlling for the “presumptive sentence” or similar measures that themselves result from discretionary charging, plea-bargaining, and fact-finding processes.

Any disparities in these earlier processes are excluded from the resulting sentence-disparity estimates. This paper reports the results of an analysis of judicial disparity in the sentencing of persons represented by legal-aid lawyers.

Because the socioeconomic characteristics of legal-aid clients are fairly uniform, the analysis of such cases made it possible to explore the influence of case facts, system factors, and the judicial disparity of the sentences given in relatively similar situations. SENTENCING DISPARITY: CA USES AND CURES exercise of discretion while proper guidelines for sentencing are being developed.

The imposition of disparate sentences upon offenders with similar characteristics convicted of similar crimes hinders correctional methods.

When an offender receives an unjustified sentence. sentence, in criminal law, punishment that a court orders, imposed on a person convicted of criminal activity. Sentences typically consist of fines, corporal punishment, imprisonment for varying periods including life, or capital punishment, and sometimes combine two or more the United States, the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution bans "cruel and unusual punishments.

Type of Disparity Interjurisdictional Intrajurisdictional Intrajudge Definition Judges in different jurisdictions sentence similarly situated offenders differently.

Judges in the same jurisdiction sentence similarly situated offenders differently. An individual judge makes inconsistent sentencing decisions. Example Offenders convicted of possession. The Commission at least acknowledged the theoretical dispute over the purposes of punishment.

It displayed no similar sophistication about the concept of sentencing disparity and its opposite, "uniformity." As a norm, "reducing disparity" poses the same problems as "promoting equality." The problem with equality is well known.

The Supreme Court, Appellate Division held in a case that the existence of a disparity in sentences does not necessarily warrant “interference,” and upheld the disparate sentences imposed on two offenders who participated in the commission of the same offense in similar circumstances.

In a case, the Court noted that its authority. In testimony before the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Marc Mauer argued that the federal sentencing guidelines for crack cocaine should be applied retroactively for individuals currently in prison.

If adopted by the Commission, retroactivity would reduce the sentences of ab federal prisoners by an average of three years. Broadly defined, sentencing disparities are inequalities in sentences received by offenders that are based on factors other than the offense.

These disparities can occur in a number of ways and they can result in both lenient and severe punishments. Often, sentencing disparity is used to describe excessive sentences or unnecessary punishments.

p. Morris presented sentencing data documenting the ex-tent of existing disparities and proposed a number of reforms. Thus at the outset of his career, Morris identified and began to ad-dress the interrelated problems of sentencing disparity and the con-flicting purposes of, and at, sentencing.

Definition of Disparity. the quality or state of being different. Examples of Disparity in a sentence. The disparity between the giant’s height and the dwarf’s height is obvious. 🔊 Because of the income disparity between the poor and the wealthy, it is uncommon to see the poorer members of society interacting with the more wealthy.The disparity in sentencing in the criminal justice system.

In the mid 's a remarkable burst of reforms (Walker, p. ) were introduced whose main concern was about disparity and discrimination in sentencing. The indeterminate sentence was the main focus of the reform efforts.

The sentence in which the offender received a minimum or.Furthermore, 35 of the 40 studies only analyze sentencing outcomes in jurisdictions and periods that have implemented some version of a determinate or guidelines-based sentencing structure, designed, in part, to eliminate racial disparities in sentencing.

The results of the studies indicate thatracially discriminatory sentencing persists.