Sentencing “Best Practices” a Must-Read for the Criminal Bar

From the fall of 2014 through early 2016, committees of judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers, professors, and police worked together to develop Sentencing Best Practices based on research and data for use by judges and the bar in the Superior, Boston Municipal, District and Juvenile Courts.

Massachusetts Trial Court Offers Evidence-Based Best Sentencing Practices

Data-driven best practices recommendations for judges and practitioners

Cautions on Data-Driven Sentencing

This article by Cecilia Klingele of the University of Wisconsin Law School in the Notre Dame Law Review cautions against over-reliance on metrics and cost-benefit analyses within the criminal justice system, as she writes: "Talk of data and efficiencies and actuarial tools is cool and detached, and can rise above some of the heated partisan… Continue reading Cautions on Data-Driven Sentencing