Go Directly to Jail

Go Directly to Jail

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At one time, the sanction of the criminal law was reserved for serious, morally culpable offenders. But during the past 40 years, an unholy alliance of tough-on-crime conservatives and anti-big-business liberals has utterly transformed the criminal law. Today, while violent crime often goes unpunished, Congress continues to add new, trivial offenses to the federal criminal code. The result is a labyrinthine criminal code, a burgeoning prison population, and often real injustice. Go Directly to Jail examines those alarming trends and proposes reforms that could rein in a criminal justice apparatus at war with fairness and common sense.... Federal Sentencing Reporter 4 (1991): 109; and Ellsworth A.Van Graafeiland, aquot; Some Thoughts on the Sentencing Reform Act of ... U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual 2A2.2(b)(2)(C). ... into considerationaquot; by the commission, requiring a sentence different from that prescribed by the Guidelines, 18 U.S.C. As 3553(b) ( 2000).

Title:Go Directly to Jail
Author:Gene Healy
Publisher:Cato Institute - 2004


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