• Sentencing Guidelines – 6894



Subject Area

Administrative & Regulatory Law
Criminal Justice *
  • Student Year
    Upper Division
    Course type
    Grad. Requirements
    Upper Division Legal Writing


LAW 6009 Criminal Law

This seminar examines sentencing guidelines reforms in Minnesota, other states, and the federal system—the origins of these reforms (critiques of the prior, indeterminate sentencing model), underlying sentencing purposes and other normative principles, guidelines provisions and interpretive case law, relationship of guidelines rules to other criminal justice processes (e.g., prosecutorial discretion and plea bargaining), evolution of guidelines systems over time, and future prospects. Particular attention will be given to the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines, the revised Model Penal code (MPC)sentencing provisions (further developing the Minnesota approach), and possible further improvements in the Minnesota and MPC models. A term paper is required.

Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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