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Sentencing Guidelines 1995-96 Annual Report

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

Prepared For:
The Florida Sentencing Commission
Florida Department of Corrections
Harry K. Singletary, Jr., Secretary

March 1997
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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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 sample chart
III. Sentencing Guidelines Practice
1. Recommended Sanction and Sanction Imposed
2. Primary Offense Severity Levels
3. Length of Sentence
Appendices
Definition of "Violent Offender"
Sentencing Guidelines Offense Level Ranking Chart
1994 and 1995 Sentencing Guidelines Scoresheets
For more information contact:
Dr. Bill Bales
Bureau Chief
or
Ms. Kristine Leininger
Bureau of Research and Data Analysis
Florida Department of Corrections
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-488-1801
Suncom 278-1801