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Description: A leading text in criminal law, co-authored by leading scholars in the field,Sentencing Law and Policy draws from extensive sources to present acomprehensive overview of all aspects of criminal sentencing. Onlineintegration with sentencing commissions, thorough treatment of current caselaw, and provocative notes and questions, stimulate students to considerconnections between disparate institutions and examine the purposes andpolitics of the criminal justice system.The Third Edition has been updated to include recent developments insentencing case law and provocative discussions of policy debates across awide range of topics, including discretion in sentencing, race, death penaltyabolition, state sentencing guidelines, second-look policies, the impact ofnew technologies, drug courts and much more.Features:Authors are among the leading sentencing scholars in the United States.Demleitner and Berman are editors of the leading sentencing journal, FederalSentencing Reporter. Berman is the blog master of the leading sentencing blog,with huge readership.Intuitive organization tracks the process that occurs in every criminalsentencing.Each chapter draws on the most relevant examples from three distinctsentencing worlds: guideline-determinate, indeterminate, and capital.Wide-ranging source materials, including:U.S. Supreme Court decisions.Cases from state high courts, federal appellate courts, and foreignjurisdictions.Statutes and guidelines provisions.Reports and data from sentencing commissions and other agencies.Problems and questions in text are integrated with websites of sentencingcommissions, such as the site for the U.S. Sentencing Commissions(www.ussc.gov).Challenging questions ask students to compare institutions and considerthe connections between specific sentencing rules and the purposes andpolitics of criminal justice, emphasizing the effects of sentencing.Notes tell students directly what are the most common practices in U.S.jurisdictions.Instructors’ website (www.sentencingbook.net) provides theTeacher’s Manual—available only electronically on the site— with additionalteaching materials to be posted as needed.Students’ website (www.sentencingbook.com) features longercollections of rules and guidelines, statutes, case studies, recent articles,practice problems, sample exams, and a virtual library.Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition includes:New Supreme Court cases, including Gall, Kimbrough, Padilla (6thAmendment), and Kennedy (child rape sentencing limits).Policy debates over mass incarceration, the relevance of the budget crisis,and the state-level variation in deincarceration.Shifting authority among key actors in the crack penalty/crack reformdebate, including the Fair Sentencing Act (FSA).Expanded core study of discretion in sentencing and attention to race insentencing, with a close study of the North Carolina Racial Justice Actand the emergence of “racial impact statements” about existing systems andproposed legislation ina number of states.Death penalty abolition.Developments in state sentencing guidelines, noting stand-still in newstates, and the relevance of the ALI MPC project.Emergence of “second look” policy discussions, the troubleddebate over the theory, operation and impact of parole systems, and the“supervised release” that has come to replace traditional parole.Discussion of new technologies, developm