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Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

(Book - 2010 )
Mandatory Minimum Sentencing
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Title: Mandatory minimum sentencing
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2010
Characteristics: 238 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Margaret Haerens, book editor
Contents: Does mandatory minimum sentencing alleviate crime? Federally mandated minimum sentences alleviate crime / J. Randy Forbes ; Federally mandated minimum sentences do not alleviate crime / Marc Mauer ; California's "three strikes" law alleviates crime / Naomi Harlin Goodno ; California's "three strikes" law increases violent crime / Ray Fisman ; Mandatory minimum drug sentences help alleviate crime / Jodi L. Avergun ; Mandatory minimum drug sentences are unjust / Patrick Leahy
Is mandatory minimum sentencing unfair? Mandatory minimum sentencing is unfair / Emily Bazelon ; Mandatory minimum sentencing is fair / Alberto Gonzales ; California's "three strikes" law is fair / Mike Reynolds ; California's "three strikes" law is unfair / Erwin Chemerinsky ; Mandatory minimum sentences for crack cocaine possession are unfair / Eric Holder ; Mandatory minimum sentences for crack cocaine possession are fair / Alexander Acosta ; Mandatory minimum sentences for possession of crack cocaine should be decreased / Christopher Moraff ; Mandatory minimum sentences for crack cocaine possession should not be decreased / Chuck Canterbury
What are the effects of mandatory minimum sentencing? Mandatory minimum sentences discriminate against blacks / Jesselyn McCurdy ; Mandatory minimum sentences do not discriminate against blacks / Heather Mac Donald ; Mandatory minimum drug sentences waste resources / Kevin Zeese ; Mandatory minimum drug sentences protect children / Catherine M. O'Neill ; Mandatory minimum sentences usurp judicial power / Erik Luna ; Mandatory minimum sentences result in prison overcrowding / Judith Greene and Kevin Pranis
What are some alternatives to mandatory minimum sentencing? Drug court supervision is a viable alternative to mandatory minimum sentences / C. West Huddleston III, Douglas B. Marlowe, and Rachel Casebolt ; Drug court supervision is not a realistic alternative to mandatory minimum sentences / Steven K. Erickson ; The "safety valve" provision should be broadened / The Constitution Project ; Mandatory minimum sentence laws should be repealed / James E. Felman ; Drug treatment programs are a viable alternative to mandatory minimum drug sentences / Justice Policy Institute
Additional Contributors: Haerens, Margaret
ISBN: 0737747765
9780737747768
0737747757
9780737747751
Branch Call Number: 345.730772 M2712 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Sentences (Criminal procedure) United States Mandatory sentences United States
Topical Term: Sentences (Criminal procedure)
Mandatory sentences
LCCN: 2009050926
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