Sentencing Guidelines Examination

Under a subcontract with the National Center for State Courts, ILJ staff examined the cost implications of sentencing guidelines for courts. The study focused on the experience of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, to assess the cost of developing and implementing such a reform. The results of the study were published as part of Sentencing Guidelines: Their Operations and Impact on the Courts (Williamsburg, VA: The National Center for State Courts, 1980).