Mandatory sentencing requires that offenders serve a predefined term for certain crimes, commonly serious and violent offenses. Judges are bound by law; these sentences are produced through the legislature, not the judicial system.
Mandatory minimum sentencing laws require binding prison terms of a particular length for people convicted of certain federal and state crimes.
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Mandatory minimum sentences are the product of good intentions, but good intentions do not always make good policy; good results are also necessary.
NSW Parliamentary Research Service January 2014 e-brief 1/2014. 1. Introduction 2. What is mandatory sentencing?
Mandatory sentencing laws vary from country to country; it is mainly an area of interest only in Common Law jurisdictions...
This report is available in an abridged version as CRS Report RS21598, Federal Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Statutes: An Abbreviated Overview, without the citations to authority, footnotes...
While the exact form of mandatory sentencing varies, commons forms include 3-strike laws and minimum sentences for a particular offense.
Mandatory sentencing is a form of punitive sentencing in which a legal officer, such as a judge, has little or no control over a sentence that is enforced as punishment for a crime...
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