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18147
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This report examines the bail system of Charlotte in Mecklenburg County as reference for other systems throughout the rest of the state.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 39 Issue 7, Apr 1973, p14-25
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18186
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Clarke provides statistics, rates, and trends for the most common crimes in North Carolina: burglary, larceny, assault, and robbery.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 40 Issue 2, Fall 1974, p6-15, f
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18318
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Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court during the 1975-76 term affected two areas of correctional law: prisoner discipline and transfer of prisoners between institutions. This article summarizes the decisions and compare North Carolina procedures with the Court's requirements.
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18342
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The recent North Carolina case of State v. Locklear, to sentence based on hearsay testimony, raises most of the issues in the law of criminal sentencing today.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 44 Issue 3, Winter 1979, p7-9, 11-13
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18535
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Involuntary commitment refers to committing a person to a mental health institution without the individual's consent. Legislation concerning this topic defines reasons for committing a person and how to provide proof that an individual requires professional help. The article reviews legislation changes between 1973 and 1980 both on a national and state-wide level.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 47 Issue 4, Spring 1982, p44-48
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18554
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The Institute of Government recently completed a study that assessed the effects of North Carolina's new determinate sentencing law, the Fair Sentencing Act, which was intended to reduce unjustified variation in felony sentences and to make sentences more predictable, but not necessarily more severe. This article outlines the Act and the experience of the first year of the Act.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 49 Issue 2, Fall 1983, p11-16, 40, il
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29941
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This is a review of the current laws and rules regarding service of sentences that can be imposed under present North Carolina law. Also discussed are details and conditions of good time, gain time, and parole eligibility.
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29975
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The Fair (or Presumptive) Sentencing Act was amended in June 1980. The amendments pertain to active prison terms, aggravating and mitigating factors in proof of offense, appropriate relief and appellate review regarding sentences.
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29998
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The Fair Sentencing Act was the cornerstone of North Carolina’s crime-control program in the 1979 Session. Applicable to felonies committed on or after July 1, 1980, the act is intended to make punishment for felonies more certain, fair, and balanced by regulating the sentencing superior court judge’s discretion.
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30006
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The 1979 Session of the General Assembly produced little legislation affecting jails, but established a new procedure with regard to future parole of prisoners serving sentences in local jails. There are also two statutes dealing with the jailer’s authority to deduct time from jail sentences. The statutes refer to “good time” and “gain time” for sentenced jail prisoners.
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30012
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This memorandum was written to familiarize judges, prosecutors, public defenders, and others with a recent opinion of the Attorney General dealing with parole and treatment of committed youthful offenders. Also provided is a review of the law on the sentencing of youthful offenders and their status in prison.
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Record #:
18255
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A new study conducted in Mecklenburg County (including Charlotte and its suburbs), surveyed 9,716 junior and senior high school students regarding their delinquent behaviors.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 41 Issue 1, Summer 1975, p37-42
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18259
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Maintaining fairness in the criminal process is perhaps even more important than deterring crime, and the extent of belief in the basic fairness of the process may well in the long run shape citizen's respect for the law and for law-abiding conduct. This article examines the factors that influence whether defendants go to prison or not.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 41 Issue 2, Fall 1975, p25-37, il
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18304
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Bail, also called pretrial release, is a legal means of freeing a defendant before court disposition of criminal charges. This article reports on a set of data collected in Charlotte, North Carolina about how various factors affect bail risk and which forms of bail are most effective in controlling bail risk.
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 42 Issue 1, Summer 1976, p22-37
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18536
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A trend of increasing prison population both nationally and in the state was noted in the late 1970s into the early 1980s. Prisoner population became a pressing issue for the state because in 1981 the state ranked fifth with highest prisoner population serving one year plus sentences. The article explores prisoner demographics, possible reasons for growing number of prisoners, and how to both address and prevent future increases
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Popular Government (NoCar JK 4101 P6), Vol. 48 Issue 1, Summer 1982, p1-7, il