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Criminal History Enhancements

Criminal History Enhancements

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Richard S. Frase
Criminal History Sentencing Enhancements Imprison Too Many Aging, Low-Risk Offenders

Sentence enhancements based on the offender’s prior convictions (or “criminal history”) are found in virtually all modern sentencing systems (Roberts 2008).


The Robina Institute’s Sentencing Guidelines Resource Center provides information and downloadable materials related to American sentencing guidelines systems.

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