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Sentencing Law and Policy Cases, Statutes, and Guidelines, Second Edition

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ISBN-10: 0735563616

ISBN-13: 9780735563612

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Nora Demleitner

List price: $166.00
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A proven teaching tool written by leading sentencing scholars, Sentencing Law and Policy: Cases, Statutes, and Guidelines, Second Edition, is a high-quality text with ample, up-to-date material to support a full course or seminar on sentencing. The only text of its kind, this edition retains the structure and characteristics that make it so effective:intuitive organization that tracks the criminal sentencing processexamples that are taken from three distinct sentencing worlds: guideline-determinate, indeterminate, and capitaldraws on materials from courts, including decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, the state high courts, the federal appellate courts, and a few cases from foreign jurisdictions; as well as other kinds of institutions, including statutes and guidelines provisions; and reports and data from sentencing commissions and other agenciesproblems and questions in text are integrated with existing Websites of sentencing commissions, such as the site for the U.S. Sentencing Commissions ( notes emphasizing the effects of sentencing explain the most common practices in U.S. jurisdictions then ask students to compare institutions and consider the connections between specific sentencing rules and the purposes and politics of criminal justice instructors' website ( provides a complete online Teacher's Manual as well as access to up-to-date teaching materials students' website ( links students to a virtual library and features longer collections of rules and guidelines, statutes, case studies, recent articles, as well as practice problems and sample exams Completely updated, the Second Edition features: complete coverage of Blakely v. Washington and United States v. Booker new materials on sentencing procedures, accounting for impact of Sixth Amendment jury rights stronger integration of substantive criminal law and the law of sentencing, with emphasis on sex offenses and drug offenses throughoutadditional materials on the role of sentencing as part of a larger social response to crime
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Book details

List price: $166.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 10/5/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

The Purposes of Punishment and Sentencing
Who Sentences?
Regulating Discretion
Sentencing Inputs: The Crime and Its Effects
Sentencing Inputs: The Offender's Record and Background
Procedure and Proof at Sentencing
Sentencing Outcomes: The Scale of Imprisonment
Sentencing Outcomes: Nonprison Punishments
Race, Class, and Gender
Alternatives to Criminal Sentences
Sentences Reconsidered