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    The research attempts to ascertain the impact that mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines have had on the criminal justice system as a whole in the United States. With its advent, mandatory minimum sentences have arguably had an economic impact on the justice system, particularly in corrections systems. Due to the fact that there are now more people being incarcerated for longer periods because of these sentencing guidelines, prisons are bearing an increasing cost for housing these inmates. Another factor that the research looks into is the inequities that are inherent when sentencing a non-violent offender with a sentence that is as stringent if not more so than those who have committed violent felonies. The repercussions these guidelines…

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    This paper intends to analysis the nature of mandatory sentencing of people smugglers and show how certain arms of the government have been restricted in the amalgamation of the mandatory sentencing scheme and in turn completely undermining our international obligations. This essay draws its initial source from the workings of Andrew Trotters in honours to ‘mandatory sentencing for people smuggling; issues of law and policy’ and shines its support in respects to the aforementioned claim.…

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    Mandatory minimum sentencing in the United States needs to be reformed. Especially for the non violent offenses. For federal and state crimes there is a mandatory minimum sentencing law requiring Mandatory minimum sentencing laws requiring binding prison terms of a distinct length for people convicted. These sentencing laws are set in stone and prevent judges from fitting the punishment to the circumstances of the offense. Mandatory minimum sentences do not by any means override sentencing;…

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    In this report for a non-governmental organization, Mclemore uses personal stories and examples from the USA to portray mandatory minimum sentencing as a lousy policy that should not be enacted in Canada. Mclemore highlights the negative aspects of such a policy that would take Canada in the wrong direction with its policy on crime. Her examples of these ‘tough on crime’ policies failing in the USA are especially convincing as it sheds light on the practice contributing negatively in past…

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    Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Guidelines: Mandatory minimum sentence refers to the fixed sentence of a crime that a judge is forced to deliver. In 1986, Congress enacted mandatory minimum sentencing laws. This was to impose the mandatory minimum sentence that a person would receive for the offense committed. A mandatory minimum sentencing guideline requires for a judge to hand down sentences for a certain amount of time. For certain crimes, there are criminal sentencing guidelines, this…

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    The Debate on the Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Guidelines Brief History During the mid-20th century, the federal court rulings on felonies under the existing laws provided the judges with unlimited discretion, having no clear guidelines on what was to be done. The mandatory minimum punishments for severe federal offenses were outdated and could not be used to in the modern-day trials. Under the 1790 Crimes Act, the minimum sentence for treason, murder, or forgery of government securities was…

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    Federal Mandatory Minimum sentencing is a manifestation from politicians who wanted to appear tough on crime by enacting a universal sentencing model. The reforms manifested throughout the federal system on the notion that sentencing punishment would deterring crime and drug usage during a problematic times that plagued the United States during the late 20th Century. The goal of the Sentencing Guidelines was rehabilitation with the belief that inmates spent an amount of them behind bars to “cure…

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    by her father out of compassion. The father, Robert Latimer was then sentenced to the full twenty-five years in prison because mandatory minimum sentencing was barring any reduction to the punishment. Regardless of the circumstances, mandatory minimums set standards in sentencing that will prohibit any punishment lower than the specified level. Despite Robert’s sympathetic intentions he received a severe penalty for his actions. It was worried that if Robert managed to receive a lesser…

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    Commerce law assessment task 3- Lachlan O’Malley Mandatory Sentencing in New South Wales 1. Mandatory Sentencing- a mandatory sentence is a court decision where legal discretion is limited by law. Most frequently, people convicted of certain crimes such as armed robbery or murder must be punished with at least a minimum number of years set in prison. 2. The introduction of the mandatory sentencing in NSW was the outcome of several brutal crimes. The act is projected to measure alcohol and…

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    York in the 1970’s. At that time the streets of New York were riddled with drug addicts. Rockefeller reached a point where something had to be done and quickly, so he imposed new sentencing guidelines for those caught with drugs. Within the new guidelines any drug related offense, addicts or dealers, resulted in a mandatory 15 years to life sentence. As a result, more prisons had to be built to accommodate the 2 million people who are serving long sentences for drugs (Mann). Recently talks of…

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