The Introduction of Jury Sentencing in the Commonwealth of Virginia

39 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2008 Last revised: 8 Apr 2019

Date Written: February 25, 2019

Abstract

The paper describes the statutory introduction of jury sentencing in Virginia, from its first use in Revolutionary times until it became the norm for serious crimes about two decades later. Numerous statutes are discussed, with three being singled out as being of particular significance.

Keywords: jury sentencing, Virginia history, legal history

Suggested Citation

Katz, Leslie, The Introduction of Jury Sentencing in the Commonwealth of Virginia (February 25, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1311086 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1311086

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