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Criminal justice system

St. Mary's University

1990

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Why The Criminal Justice System Can't Control Crime, Gerald S. Reamey Apr 1990

Why The Criminal Justice System Can't Control Crime, Gerald S. Reamey

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Time Changes: Growing Complexity In Texas Sentencing Law, John M. Schmolesky Jan 1990

Time Changes: Growing Complexity In Texas Sentencing Law, John M. Schmolesky

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The Seventieth Legislature made criminal sentencing guidelines more onerous, but a number of factors combined to undercut its impact. These changes made the relationships between the legislative, judicial, and administrative components of the criminal justice system become increasingly complex, often resulting in one agency undercutting the decisions of another. Because of the complex web of agencies that have a role in determining the disposition of a convicted defendant, changes in the rules of sentencing must be analyzed at several different levels to determine their true impact.

Despite the apparently more punitive thrust of the new legislation, no clear policy direction ...