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Expert Testimony at Sentencing

For the past 40 years sentencing experts have assumed a greater presence in criminal sentencing, as sentencing practices have become more punitive and traditional presentence investigations by probation officers have become more cursory. Sentencing experts now perform an important role in all aspects of adult and juvenile sentencing-ranging from death penalty cases to juvenile disposition reports.  

Expert Testimony at Sentencing

Keywords: Daniel Macallair, dispositional options, expert testimony, research brief

Posted in Publications, Sentencing, Technical Assistance

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