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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, September 2005

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 Policies
    2. Narrative on Introductory Statistics
    3. Introductory Statistics

  2. Offense to Sentence Date Lag Time 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 by 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
Research Manager
Bureau of Research and Data Analysis
Florida Department of Corrections
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 410-4488
Suncom 210-4488