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The Resource Simple theory, hard reality : the impact of sentencing reforms on courts, prisons, and crime, Tamasak Wicharaya

Simple theory, hard reality : the impact of sentencing reforms on courts, prisons, and crime, Tamasak Wicharaya

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Simple theory, hard reality : the impact of sentencing reforms on courts, prisons, and crime
Title
Simple theory, hard reality
Title remainder
the impact of sentencing reforms on courts, prisons, and crime
Statement of responsibility
Tamasak Wicharaya
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book analyzes the origins, contemporary trends, and consequences of sentencing reforms in the United States. It explores and clarifies the principles, current practices, and implementation problems of "get tough on crime" legislation that has been America's most predominant response to crime during the past two decades. In evaluating the impact of these reforms on courts, prisons, and crime, a theory of criminal sentencing reform is built and applied to the data across forty-seven states over almost thirty years. The author argues that policymakers tend to reduce complex reality to a simplistic form that predicts policy consequence and they tend to adhere to criminology theories that have policy implications that are consistent with their policy choices. The theory of criminal sentencing reform explains various causal links that link the following important factors: sentencing reform policies, sentencing behavior, the size of the prison population, and crime
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DLC
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1958-
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Wicharaya, Tamasak
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF9685
LC item number
.W53 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in new directions in crime and justice studies
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  • Sentences (Criminal procedure)
  • Prison sentences
  • Prison sentences
  • Mandatory sentences
Label
Simple theory, hard reality : the impact of sentencing reforms on courts, prisons, and crime, Tamasak Wicharaya
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31012153
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 235 pages
Isbn
9780791425077
Isbn Type
(hc : acid-free paper)
Lccn
94031688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Simple theory, hard reality : the impact of sentencing reforms on courts, prisons, and crime, Tamasak Wicharaya
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31012153
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 235 pages
Isbn
9780791425077
Isbn Type
(hc : acid-free paper)
Lccn
94031688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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