The Failed Promise of Sentencing Reform by Michael O'Hear

By Michael O'Hear

Despite 15 years of reform efforts, the incarceration fee within the usa is still at an exceptional excessive point. This e-book presents the 1st accomplished survey of those reforms and explains why they've got confirmed to be ineffective.

• in actual fact identifies the true purposes that the wave of post-2000 sentencing reform has had reduced impact on decreasing nationwide imprisonment rates

• Explains why reforms needs to aim the over the top sentences imposed on violent and sexual offenders, even supposing the participants of those criminal teams are thought of "justifiably punished" by way of lengthy criminal phrases within the public eye

• permits readers to appreciate why elevated attention for the health of offenders and their households is probably going a prerequisite to the attractiveness of extra primary alterations to the U.S. sentencing system

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