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Key legislative issues in criminial justice

Key legislative issues in criminial justice

the impact of sentencing guidelines

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- Standards -- United States.,
  • Prison sentences -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesImpact of sentencing guidelines.
    Statementby Dale Parent ... [et al.].
    SeriesResearch in action, Research in action (Washington, D.C.)
    ContributionsParent, Dale G., National Institute of Justice (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination5, [1] p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17686279M

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