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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Sentencing Guidelines
1996 -1997 Annual Report

The Impact of the 1994 and 1995 Structured Sentencing Policies in Florida

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Executive Summary
I. Introduction
1. Overview of Florida Sentencing Guidelines
2. Introductory Statistics
II. Impact
1. Use of Incarcerative Sanctions
2. Race Neutrality in Sentencing
3. Sentence and Primary Offense Severity
4. Sentence and Prior Record
5. Length of Time Served
6. Departures from Recommended Sentences
7. Primary Purpose of Sentencing is Punishment
III. Sentencing Guidelines Practice
1. Recommended Sanction and Sanction Imposed
Definition of "Violent Offender"

1994 and 1995 Sentencing Guidelines Scoresheets


Prepared For:
The Florida Sentencing Commission

July 1998
Florida Department of Corrections
Michael W. Moore, Secretary

For additional information contact:
Ms. Stacey Heuston Anderson
Ms. Kristine Leininger
Bureau of Research and Data Analysis
Florida Department of Corrections
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Suncom 278-1801

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