Fines in sentencing Working paper #2: Report on model codes relating to fines in criminal cases


For this report, model criminal codes containing sentencing provisions were reviewed in connection with research on fine penalties in criminal law. These codes, which serve as models for legislators who are drafting criminal laws and statutes, have indeed influenced lawmakers, as demonstrated by the number of states that have adopted into their statutes the actual language of provisions in the model codes.


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People in Jail and Prison in Spring 2021

Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) researchers collected data on the number of people in local jails and state and federal prisons throughout 2020 and into spring 2021. Vera researchers estimated the incarcerated population using a sample of approximately 1,600 jail jurisdictions, 50 states, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals Service (U ...

  • Jacob Kang-Brown, Chase Montagnet, Jasmine Heiss
June 07, 2021