Reference Materials

Main Papers

Session I - The Role of Race in Sentencing Outcomes
  Reassessing and Redirecting Research on Race and Sentencing - Eric Baumer

Session II - Risk Assessment in Sentencing 
 Actuarial Sentencing: An “Unsettled” Proposition - Kelly Hannah-Moffatt

Session III - Discretion and Decision Making in the Sentencing Process  
 Discretion, Rule of Law, and Rationality - Brian Forst and Shawn Bushway

Session IV - Managing the Criminal Justice Population
  Implications of Criminal Justice System Adaptation for Prison Population Growth and Corrections Policy - William Sabol

Special Session: A Discussion with the U.S. Sentencing Commission about Demographic Differences in Federal Sentencing
 
Demographic Differences in Federal Sentencing Practices: An Update of the Booker Report's Multivariate Regression Analysis - United States Sentencing Commission

 

Discussant Comments (by topic and author) 

Session I - The Role of Race in Sentencing Outcomes
  David Baldus, University of Iowa
  Richard Frase, University of Minnesota
  Samuel Sommers, Tufts University

 Session II - Risk Assessment in Sentencing
  Bernard Harcourt, University of Chicago
  Jennifer Skeem, University of California--Irvine
  Mark Bergstrom, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing

 Session III - Discretion and Decision Making in the Sentencing Process
  Kim Hunt, US Sentencing Commission
 
 Nancy King, Vanderbilt University
  Max Schanzenbach, Northwestern University

Session IV - Managing the Criminal Justice Population
  Steve Aos, Washington State Institute for Public Policy
 
 Marie Gottschalk, University of Pennsylvania
 
 Glenn Loury, Brown University

Keynote Speech
 The Intersection of Social Science Research and Federal Policymaking: Is Anyone Listening? - Glenn Schmitt, United States Sentencing Commission

Paper Competition Winning Entry
Race, gender and context in the criminal labeling of D.U.I. offenders: The influence of extralegal variables and police bias on discretionary plea decisions - Danielle Rousseau and Gerald Pezzullo, Jr.

 Media Coverage
An Analysis of America's Criminal Justice System - Vox Pop (9/22/2010), WAMC
Push and pull in the search for justice - Carl Strock, The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Rethinking the U.S. Punishment Process - UAlbany Press Release
Research on Sentencing: The Search for Reform - 1983 National Academy of Sciences Report; Alfred Blumstein, Jacqueline Cohen, Susan E. Martin, and Michael H. Tonry - Editors

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