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Volume: 27, Number: 1
Gauging the Enduring Impact of Sentencing Reforms
Excerpted from the Editor's Notes: This issue of the Federal Sentencing Reporter focuses on correctional policies, particularly at the state level, examining if they should be influenced by practices in other countries. The underlying thread running through these articles highlights correctional approaches designed to provide inmates with more treatment and rehabilitation, so as to enhance public safety and decrease recidivism upon release. Although prison officials were already contemplating various modifications, their thinking was further enhanced and sensitized through a study trip to visit German and Dutch prisons, described and analyzed in this Issue.
Human Dignity, Crime Prevention, and Mass Incarceration: A Meaningful, Practical Comparison Across Borders
Nora V. Demleitner, Editor, Federal Sentencing Reporter, and Dean and Roy L. Steinheimer, Jr. Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law
Doing the Right Thing: The Evolving Role of Human Dignity in American Sentencing and Corrections
Alison Shames, Independent Consultant, formerly Associate Director, Center on Sentencing and Corrections, Vera Institute of Justice and Ram Subramanian, Publications Director, Center on Sentencing and Corrections, Vera Institute of Justice
Other articles in this issue
(available through University of California Press)
Learning from European Punishment Practices—and from Similar American Practices, Now and In the Past
Richard S. Frase, Benjamin N. Berger Professor in Criminal Law, University of Minnesota Law School and Co-Director, Robina Institute of Criminal Law & Criminal Justice
Differences That Make a Difference
Jӧrg Jesse, Director General, Prison and Probation Administration, Acts of Clemency, Ministry of Justice, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Sentencing and Prison Practices in Germany and the Netherlands: Implications for the United States
Ram Subramanian, Publications Director, Center on Sentencing and Corrections, Vera Institute of Justice and Alison Shames, Independent Consultant, formerly Associate Director, Center on Sentencing and Corrections, Vera Institute of Justice
Greetings of the Minister of Justice, Uta-Maria Kuder, on the occasion of the dinner with the U.S. American delegation on 19 February 2013 at the Castle of Schorrsow
Uta-Maria Kuder, Minister of Justice, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
An Insight into Uganda’s New Sentencing Guidelines: A Replica of Individualization?
Juliet Kamuzze, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Law, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
State Sovereignty and Federal Sentencing: Why de facto Consecutive Sentencing by the Bureau of Prisons Should Not Survive Bond v. United States
Stephen R. Sady, Chief Deputy Federal Public Defender, Oregon Federal Public Defender’s Office, Portland, Oregon