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  Sentence (law) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Usually the sentence comes after a process in which the deciding organ is put in condition to correctly evaluate whether the analysed conduct complies or not with the legal systems, and eventually which aspects of the conduct might regard which laws.
The sentence issued by the Appeal court of highest admitted degree immediately becomes the definitive sentence, as well as the sentence issued in minor degrees that is not resisted by the condemned or by the accusator (or is not resisted within a given time).
The sentence is generally issued by the judge in the name of (or on the behalf of) the superior authority of the State.
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 National Archives of Australia - Recordkeeping - Disposal - Sentencing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Sentencing is the process of identifying and classifying records according to a disposal authority and applying the disposal action specified in it.
Sentencing from creation allows your agency to treat the records according to their value and to make sure that they are preserved for only as long as they are needed.
Sentencers need to have access to the control records so that they can make notes of when a file is due for destruction, and what disposal authority they used to decide this.
www.naa.gov.au /recordkeeping/disposal/sentencing.html   (4640 words)

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Established in 1986, the Sentencing Project describes itself as a "source of criminal justice policy analysis, data, and program information" whose reports, publications, and staff "are relied upon by the public, policymakers and the media."
Sentencing Law and Policy: “Changes in sentencing law and policy, not increases in crime rates, explain most of the six-fold increase in the national prison population since the early 1970s.
The Sentencing Project's crusade to overturn the disenfranchisement laws is supported by the American Civil Liberties Union.
www.discoverthenetwork.org /printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=6900   (552 words)

 Young Black Men and the Criminal Justice System:
The Sentencing Project is a national, non-profit organization which promotes sentencing reform and the development of alternative sentencing programs.
Projections of the Population of the United States by Age, Sex, and Race: 1988 to 2080, January 1989.
The Sentencing Project, "A Nation of One Million Prisoners," October 1989, Washington, D.C. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Washington, D.C., "Trends in Minority Enrollment in Higher Education, Fall 1976Fall 1986," April 1988.
www.druglibrary.org /schaffer/other/sp/ybm1.htm   (2818 words)

 American Civil Liberties Union : Prison Overpopulation & Harsh Sentencing
Restrictive sentencing guidelines and statutory mandatory minimum sentences have taken away the discretion of judges to tailor sentences to fit the individual circumstances of particular crimes and offenders.
Although eleven others involved in the ring were charged and sentenced with Smith, and despite court records that she never handled the drug, did not lead the ring, and did not benefit from it, she received the harshest sentence: 24 years for a first-time offense.
These harsher sentencing guidelines, and the billions of dollars poured into enforcement efforts, the incarceration of offenders, and the building of new prisons each year, have failed to curb drug use, which is still on the rise.
www.aclu.org /drugpolicy/sentencing/10873res20010615.html   (1140 words)

 Latest News - In the Wake of Booker, Some Small Relief for a Small Fraction of Federal Crack Cocaine Offenders
The Sentencing Project suggests those worries were, for the most part, overheated.
In a very small sample of some 24 cases in which judges wrote sentencing memoranda to explain their sentencing decisions, the study found that the crack offenders were still doing long prison sentences, but that those sentences were less than those called for in the federal guidelines.
Sentencing reforms are trying to fix things on the back end, but we need to be looking at the front end.
www.november.org /stayinfo/breaking06/BookerWake.html   (1172 words)

 AnaiRhoads.org: Racial Disparity in Sentencing
Racial discrimination in sentencing in the United States today instead, is hidden in such factors as offender characteristics (gender, age, and employment status), the legal process-related factors, the race of the victim, or the nature of the crime.
Furthermore, the Sentencing Project studies showed that young, fl and Latino males (especially if unemployed) are subject to particularly harsh sentencing compared to other offender populations.
Critics of the sentencing process argue that judges, jurors, and other members of the courtroom workgroup sometimes exercise their discretion inappropriately.
www.anairhoads.org /calderon/racdisp.shtml   (2308 words)

 NLADA: Communication Resources - Press Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Young is recognized as the founder of The Sentencing Project, a nearly 20-year old organization dedicated to achieving fairness in the justice system through advocacy, sentencing reforms and effective use of services and institutions.
The Sentencing Project is a major resource for those involved in the justice system by providing research and analysis of issues and events occurring in the justice system.
The Sentencing Project has sponsored the development of the National Association of Sentencing Advocates, which recently became a section of NLADA, renamed as the National Association of Sentencing and Mitigation Specialists (NASAMS), for courtroom professionals who assist in the sentencing defense of persons charged with crimes.
www.nlada.org /News/News_Press_Releases/2005102319157948   (550 words)

 Sentencing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The mission of the Coalition for Federal Sentencing Reform is to assess the initial ten year experience of sentencing under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
The National Association of Sentencing Advocates is a professional membership organization of sentencing advocates and defense-based mitigation specialists.
Established in 1992 by a group of dedicated professionals, the National Association of Sentencing Advocates is a professional membership organization of sentencing advocates and defense-based mitigation specialists.
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 FrontPage magazine.com :: The Sentencing Project's Racist, Criminal Agenda by Thomas Ryan
The Sentencing Project, although around since 1986, has come to recent public attention in the past months due to its outspokenness on the case of Marcus Dixon, an 18-year-old, fl high school student in Georgia who was found guilty of statutory rape and aggravated child molestation of a 15-year-old, white girl.
The Sentencing Project seeks to expose what it believes are inadequacies of sentencing consistency with regards to race, and uses this basis to sermonize the need for reinstatement of the right to vote for convicted felons.
The Sentencing Project, and the studies conducted by Christopher Uggen and Jeff Manza, are evidently funded by grants from foundations with political aspirations and agendas leaning far left of center.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=12401   (831 words)

 The National Center for State Courts - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The Federal Sentencing Reporter is a University of Berkeley publication that began during the legal impact of the 1987 sentencing guidelines created by the United States Sentencing Commission and the subsequent ruling of the guidelines as unconstitutional.
Originally, sentencing was a "linear, discretionary process." However, in the last three decades, Shane-DuBow explains that the three sentencing reforms were developed: flat-time sentencing, the use of a state agency to determine sentences, and benchmark sentencing.
Trend data from 1990 to 1996 describe average time served and percent of sentence served by released offenders, average sentence length of new admissions to prisons, and estimates of the minimum time inmates are expected to serve until release.
www.ncsconline.org /WC/Education/SentenGuide.htm   (3994 words)

 PoliTips: The Sentencing Project
The Sentencing Project, incorporated in 1986, has become a national leader in the development of alternative sentencing programs and in research and advocacy on criminal justice policy.
The Sentencing Project has provided technical assistance and helped establish alternative sentencing programs in more than 22 states and consulted on issues such as juvenile detention, racial disparity, and the trial of juveniles in adult court.
The Sentencing Project also draws upon its experience and upon a pool of national experts to consult with local and state governments on strategies and programs to alleviate jail and prison overcrowding.
www.politips.com /organizations/4/the-sentencing-project   (400 words)

 Testimony of Marc Mauer of the Sentencing Project
The courtroom sentencing process should include a full examination of the circumstances of both victim and offender, and an analysis of community support and supervision mechanisms which may be able to contribute to appropriate sentencing options.
According to a study released by the Sentencing Project, a Washington-based nonprofit group, 25 percent of fl men in their 20s are in jail, in prison or on probation or parole.
The Sentencing Project report makes no attempt to explain why so many fl men run afoul of the law but contends that it is counterproductive merely to lock them up.
www.druglibrary.org /schaffer/LIBRARY/testmny.htm   (6750 words)

 Sentencing Consultants
This program, the Sentencing Project, was also designed to increase the availability of drug treatment as a sentencing option to those in need, and to facilitate pre-trial release of eligible clients.
The Sentencing Project has also participated with the community mental health centers, the courts, and the Prosecutors Office in the development of a mental health diversion program called PAIR (Psychiatric Assertive Identification Referral).
Sentencing Consultants: We have maintained an acceptance rate by judges of consultants plans, in whole or in part, of greater than 80% for cases referred out to sentencing consultants.
www.indygov.org /eGov/County/PubDef/Divisions/sentencing.htm   (563 words)

 Sentencing Project Report Finds Massive Increases in Number of Women Imprisoned for Drug Offenses
A new study by the Sentencing Project found a dramatic surge nationwide in the number of women incarcerated for drug offenses -- an 888% increase between 1986-1996, compared with a 129% increase for all non-drug offenses.
Of the women sentenced to prison for drug offenses in those states, 91% were minorities in New York, 54% in California, and 27% in Minnesota, all substantially greater than the minority proportion of each state's population.
In New York, Hispanic women were substantially over-represented among women sentenced to prison for drug offenses in 1995 -- 44% compared to their 14% share of the population -- while in California, they constituted 31% of the population, but 25% of the women sentenced to prison for drug offenses.
stopthedrugwar.org /chronicle-old/122/sentencingproject.shtml   (761 words)

 New Jersey Commission To Review Criminal Sentencing
The Association is designed to advance the field of sentencing advocacy by fostering the professional development of its members and upholding the ethical standards of practice of the organization.
The Constitution Project’s new sentencing initiative was established in response to the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Blakely v.
The Sentencing Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which promotes reduced reliance on incarceration and increased use of more effective and humane alternatives to deal with crime.
sentencing.nj.gov /resources.html   (2639 words)

 CJCJ: Sentencing Service Project
The Sentencing Service Project (SSP) provides a variety of sentencing and mitigation services, including pre-trial, pre-plea, parole consideration, disposition and sentencing reports and recommendations.
SSP staff stay abreast of the frequently changing and complex sentencing laws and examines on an individual case-by-case basis, issues that may affect these sentencing decisions.
CJCJ's expert staff are able to present reasoned and appropriate sentencing proposals through the development of a comprehensive social and developmental history, an examination of applicable mitigating circumstances and current criminal justice research.
www.cjcj.org /programs/sentencing_service.php   (659 words)

 National Archives of Australia - Commonwealth Recordkeeping - Outsourcing - Using Contractors - General Advice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
When designing a project brief for tenderers, remember that there are certain responsibilities you cannot escape, and that your agency will be responsible for the quality of the project and accountable for its cost.
A sentencing project involves many discrete tasks, especially if you plan to prepare the records for transfer as part of the same process.
As with sentencing and transfer, there are a number of tasks relating to records storage that you may like a service provider to do for you.
www.naa.gov.au /recordkeeping/outsourcing/outsource_records/records_manage/issues_outsource/advice.html   (2199 words)

 Constitution Project: Sentencing Initiative
The Constitution Project's Sentencing Initiative was established in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's June 2004 decision in "Blakely v.
The Constitution Project's Sentencing Initiative has also acted as a convener for judges, practitioners, scholars, and various criminal justice advocacy and policy organizations concerned about sentencing reform.
The Constitution Project specializes in creating bipartisan consensus on a variety of legal and governance issues, and promoting that consensus to policymakers, opinion leaders, the media, and the public.
www.constitutionproject.org /sentencing/index.cfm?categoryId=7   (390 words)

 Jail and Prison Population at an All-Time High - 30 Years of Unbroken Increases - doctordeluca.com
Despite sentencing reforms and other measures to trim prison budgets in the states in recent years, the number of people behind bars increased by 57,600, a 2.9% rate of increase, the largest in four years.
Similarly, while Texas adopted sentencing and parole revocation reforms in recent years, it still accounted for a whopping 16% of all new prisoners for the period ending midyear 2003.
And sentencing reforms that did take place were counterbalanced by the long-term effects of "tough on crime" sentencing policies adopted by the states and the federal government in the 1980s and 1990s, the group said, pointing to "three strikes" and "truth in sentencing" laws in effect in 30 states and the federal system.
www.doctordeluca.com /Library/WOD/PrisonPopAllTimeHigh04.htm   (1003 words)

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Its staff and consultants are experts in introducing successful sentencing programs and other reforms into state and local criminal justice systems, in training court officials, and in analyzing and assessing court and corrections needs.
The Sentencing Project blends practical experience in over a dozen states with its well-publicized research findings to advocate for change in the way Americans think about crime and punishment.
The activities of the National Association of Sentencing Advocates are coordinated by The Sentencing Project.
sun.soci.niu.edu /~critcrim/prisons/marc2   (574 words)

 Sentencing Law and Policy: Will Alito continue with the Constitution Project's Sentencing Initiative?
It also has me wondering whether Judge Alito will continue his work on this project; I believe the group is about to release a large report as a follow-up to its recent announcement of "Principles for the Design and Reform of Sentencing Systems" this past summer (basics here, commentary here).
His service to date suggests there is no ethical conflict with a sitting judge participating in a policy discussion of sentencing issues even when related legal issues could arise in his court.
As a member of the Constitution Project's Sentencing Initiative I can assure any interested parties that Judge Alito's nomination will not impact the "independence of the group or creativity of the project." I can also report that I have found Judge Alito's involvement in the group to be quite thoughtful and open-minded.
sentencing.typepad.com /sentencing_law_and_policy/2005/10/will_alito_cont.html   (708 words)

 CJCJ: Reentry and Sentencing Reform
One of CJCJ's primary initiatives is reform of the nation's reentry and sentencing policies.
Reform to these laws and policies stands to reduce prison populations and overcrowding, decrease overall crime rates, as well as provide a cost-effective means to hold offenders accountable and rehabilitate them from their criminal behavior.
Sentencing policies must be able to safely reduce prison populations and place appropriate sanctions to promote public safety.
www.cjcj.org /rsr/index.php   (272 words)

 Sentencing Project Announces Stipends for Felony Disenfranchisment Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
OSI grantee The Sentencing Project announces the availability of stipends to produce research designed to broaden the analysis and understanding of the dynamics of felony disenfranchisement.
Felony disenfranchisement laws in 48 states and the District of Columbia deny voting rights to varying categories of persons serving sentences in prison, on probation or parole, and in some states, individuals who have completed their sentences.
The Sentencing Project aims to stimulate an innovative and thought-provoking examination of key aspects of the issue in order to inform policymakers and the public.
www.soros.org /initiatives/justice/news/sentencing_project_20031121   (183 words)

 Let's Hope Rush Will See That the Right is Wrong on the Drug War
Mandatory-minimum-sentencing laws, enacted in the mid-1980s as politicians fell over themselves proving they were tough on crime, guarantee that the prisons will fill up, but do little to get most drug addicts the help they need to kick their destructive habits.
Ashcroft's opposition to greater sentencing flexibility makes certain that nonviolent drug offenders will continue to be dealt lengthy prison terms-and that will hurt lots of us in these tough times, because money spent warehousing convicts is money that won't be used to build schools, provide health care, or close yawning budget gaps.
We need to rethink not only mandatory-minimum sentences, but also a drug war that targets certain racial and income groups and approaches a public-health epidemic almost exclusively from a criminal-justice perspective.
www.commondreams.org /views03/1015-05.htm   (939 words)

 SSRN-The Model Federal Sentencing Guidelines Project: Departures, Model Sentencing Guidelines ยง5.1 by Frank Bowman III
This Article is the twelfth of twelve parts of a set of Model Federal Sentencing Guidelines designed to illustrate the feasibility and advantages of a simplified approach to federal sentencing proposed by the Constitution Project Sentencing Initiative.
The Model Sentencing Guidelines and the Constitution Project report are all to be published in Volume 18, Number 5 of the Federal Sentencing Reporter.
The project is described in an essay titled 'Tis a Gift To Be Simple: A Model Reform of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, available on SSRN at http://ssrn.com/abstract=927929.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=929471   (310 words)

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