By Michael Tonry
In Sentencing Fragments, Michael Tonry explains what has to be performed to rebuild simply structures of sentencing and punishment, and the way to do it. This ebook tells the tale of sentencing coverage adjustments considering that 1975, examines examine findings bearing on their results, and explains what does and doesn't paintings. past calling realization to the devastating results at the lives of the bad and deprived and the newest empirical proof, Tonry identifies the typical ethical theories at the back of felony sentencing--as good as their higher assumptions approximately human nature--and discusses the ways that assorted theories have bred very varied sentencing rules. Sentencing Fragments concludes with a collection of proposals for growing greater regulations and practices for the longer term, calling for American legislators and politicians to remake sentencing into the humane and simply approach that it usually must have been.
In lucid and fascinating prose, Michael Tonry finds the old starting place for the present country of the yankee legal justice method, whereas concurrently delivering a video game plan for lengthy late reform.
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Sentencing Fragments: Penal Reform in America, 1975-2025 (Studies in Crime and Public Policy) by Michael Tonry