Displaced discretion under Ohio sentencing guidelines

@inproceedings{Wooldredge2005DisplacedDU,
  title={Displaced discretion under Ohio sentencing guidelines},
  author={John D. Wooldredge and Timothy Griffin},
  year={2005}
}
The argument that curbing judicial sentencing discretion generates more prosecutorial discretion at earlier decision points in case processing received little empirical attention beyond Miethe's (1987) before/after study of the Minnesota guidelines. This article presents an examination of whether Ohio's sentencing reform resulted in significant changes in prosecutorial decisions related to indictment severity, dropped charges, charge reductions, and overall plea bargains. The implementation of… CONTINUE READING

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