Determinate Sentencing And Agenda Building - A Case-Study Of The Failure Of A Reform
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Crim. Justice
Criminology & Penology
This essay uses an agenda-building model to examine the failure of the movement for determinate sentencing in New York State. Proposals to abolish parole and adopt fixed sentences initially appealed to a wide spectrum of New York policymakers and practitioners, as well as to the New York media. Yet, after more than a decade of flirtation with determinacy, former proponents became opponents when the vague concepts inherent in the determinate model were reduced to a concrete proposal put forward by a sentencing guidelines committee. Data sources include reports of seven blue-ribbon commissions, transcripts from public hearings, editorial coverage by two opposing New York City newspapers, and in-depth interviews with influential policymakers.
Journal of Criminal Justice
"Determinate Sentencing And Agenda Building - A Case-Study Of The Failure Of A Reform" (1995). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 1348.