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
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
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