Sentencing Matters

Paperback | December 1, 1997

byMichael Tonry

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Michael Tonry, an internationally recognized authority on criminology, offers in these pages a comprehensive overview of current research, policy developments, and practical experiences concerning sentencing and sanctions. He examines the effects of increased penalties and considers whetherthey have made America a safer place. Tonry contends that in order for sentencing to be fair and effective, comprehensive and defensible policies must be in place and mechanisms must exist to implement those policies. He also looks at mandatory penalties, community sanctions, and sentencing changesin other countries, and proposes sentencing policies for the twenty-first century. Sentencing has been going through reform for over twenty-five years, yet political debate on the subject has changed remarkably little. By offering a complete survey of new developments in both research and policy, Sentencing Matters is certain to spark fresh dialogue on this divisive issue.

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Michael Tonry, an internationally recognized authority on criminology, offers in these pages a comprehensive overview of current research, policy developments, and practical experiences concerning sentencing and sanctions. He examines the effects of increased penalties and considers whetherthey have made America a safer place. Tonry co...

Michael Tonry is Sonosky Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota, and editor of the journals Crime and Justice: A Review of Research and Overcrowded Times. He is the author or editor of several well-regarded books on crime and punishment.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 0.79 inPublished:December 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195122933

ISBN - 13:9780195122930

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Contents1. Sentencing Matters2. Reforming Sentencing3. The Federal Sentencing Guidelines4. Intermediate Sanctions5. Mandatory Penalties6. Judges and Sentencing Policy7. Sentencing Reform in Comparative Perspective8. "What Is to Be Done?"ReferencesIndex

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"...the book is richly informed, straightforward, and sensible, as well as that it argues persuasively for a particular set of sentencing policies."--Criminal Justice Ethics