CHAPTER 1: THE GOALS OF SENTENCING
Theories of Punishment and Judges' Sentencing Decisions
CHAPTER TWO: THE SENTENCING PROCESS
The Judge's Options at Sentencing
Sentencing as a Collaborative Exercise
CHAPTER 3: HOW DO JUDGES DECIDE?
Modeling the Sentencing Process
Sentencing and Case Attributes
Sentencing and Characteristics of the Judge
CHAPTER 4: SENTENCING DISPARITY AND DISCRIMINATION: A FOCUS ON GENDER
Types of Sentencing Discrimination
Gender Disparity in Sentencing
Disparity and Discrimination in Sentencing
CHAPTER 5: SENTENCING DISPARITY AND DISCRIMINATION: A FOCUS ON RACE/ETHNICITY
Racial Disparity in Sentencing
Race and Judges' Sentencing Decisions
Race and the Death Penalty: A Failed Experiment?
CHAPTER 6: THE SENTENCING REFORM MOVEMENT
Structured Sentencing Reforms
Presumptive Sentencing Guidelines
Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Statutes
Three-Strikes-and-You're Out Laws
CHAPTER 7: THE IMPACT OF SENTENCING REFORMS
Have Sentencing Reforms Led to More Punitive Sentences?
Have Sentencing Reforms Led to a Reduction in Crime?
Have Sentencing Reforms Reduced Disparity and Discrimination?
Assessing the Impact of the Sentencing Reform Movement