Two Fronts for Sentencing Reform, 20 FEDERAL SENTENCING REPORTER 343 (2008)
Ensuring “transparency in sentencing” and seeking to eliminate “unwarranted disparity in sentencing” were great sound bites. But they resulted in bad policy because federal sentencing is highly politicized and because the substance of what was made “transparent” is in large measure a set of inflexible, arbitrary, and sometimes bizarre sentencing rules.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Stith, Kate, "Two Fronts for Sentencing Reform" (2008). Faculty Scholarship Series. 1286.