Justice Reinvestment and the State of State Sentencing Reform

6 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2016

Date Written: November 21, 2016


The national Justice Reinvestment Initiative has arguably been the most important development in American sentencing policy in the past decade. This essay introduces an issue of the Federal Sentencing Reporter that focuses on the JRI. The essay highlights both strengths and weaknesses of the JRI, particularly from the standpoint of reducing mass incarceration in the United States.

Keywords: Sentencing, Reform, Justice Reinvestment, JRI, Sentencing Policy, Sentencing Politics,Criminal Justice, Incarceration

Suggested Citation

O'Hear, Michael M., Justice Reinvestment and the State of State Sentencing Reform (November 21, 2016). Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2016; Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 16-14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2873799

Michael M. O'Hear (Contact Author)

Marquette University - Law School ( email )

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