A mandatory sentence is a court decision setting where judicial discretion is limited by law. Typically, people convicted of certain crimes must be punished with at least a minimum number of years in prison. Mandatory sentencing laws vary from country to country...
Mandatory sentencing laws vary from country to country; it is mainly an area of interest only in Common Law jurisdictions...
Mandatory sentencing was once America’s law-and-order panacea. Here’s why it’s not working. A confidential informant approached Joseph Settembrino, 18, about selling LSD.
While the exact form of mandatory sentencing varies, commons forms include 3-strike laws and minimum sentences for a particular offense.
Mandatory minimum sentencing laws require binding prison terms of a particular length for people convicted of certain federal and state crimes.
After being sentenced youths are likely to enter a criminal career, and some commit suicide. Only the Northern Territory has abolished mandatory sentencing.
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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...
Executive summary introduction mandatory minimum sentencing principles of sentencing policy considerations.
Mandatory sentences are those sentences which a judicial officer is required to impose regardless of the circumstances of the offense.