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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Florida's Criminal Punishment Code: A Comparative Assessment, October 2001

A Report to the Florida Legislature
Detailing Florida's Criminal Punishment Code

Report Logo - Forida's Criminal Punishment Code

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  1. Introduction
    1. Overview of Florida Sentencing Guidelines
    2. Narrative on Introductory Statistics
    3. Introductory Statistics

  2. Lag Time Between Offense and Sentence Comparison
    1. Narrative on the "Lag" Issue
    2. Comparative Statistics

  3. Comparative Description
    1. Narrative on Comparative Statistics
    2. Recommended Sanction and Sanction Imposed
    3. Offense Type and Sanction Imposed
    4. Offense Severity Levels
    5. Prior and Additional Offenses
    6. Mitigation

Appendices

Offense Level Ranking Chart
Criminal Punishment Code Scoresheet

Questions regarding this report should be directed to
Stacey Anderson,
Florida Department of Corrections,
Bureau of Research and Data Analysis,
2601 Blair Stone Road,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
or by phone at (850) 488-1801
Suncom 278-1801.



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