• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Mandatory Sentencing Laws

Mandatory sentencing laws restrict judicial discretion in sentencing, ensuring that criminal sentences imposed in the courts reflect the punishments intended by the lawmakers who enacted the law. In this way, mandatory laws may reduce sentencing disparity. Mandatory sentencing ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles