An Analysis of the use of 70% Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Iowa, December 1, 2013

(2013) An Analysis of the use of 70% Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Iowa, December 1, 2013. Human Rights, Department of

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Abstract

The focus of this report is on the impact of the mandatory minimum sentences established in Iowa in 1996 with the goal of punishing and incapacitating criminals convicted of selected forcible felonies in the State. At the time this was considered a step toward increasing public safety, as the felons convicted of the applicable crimes were regarded as being uniformly high-risk and dangerous.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: mandatory minimum sentences, human rights, felonies, crime
Subjects: Law enforcement and courts
Law enforcement and courts > Crime
Social issues and programs
ID Code: 33220
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 31 Jul 2020 14:05
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2020 14:05
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/33220