The Supreme Court's Role in Mass Incarceration
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There have been many explanations offered for the sudden and steep escalation in the U.S. incarceration rate, such as "it was the war on drugs" to "it was our harsh sentencing statutes." Those explanations have been shown to be inadequate. This book contends that we have overlooked a more powerful force in the rise of our incarceration rate-the long line of Supreme Court decisions, starting in the Warren Court era, that made the criminal justice system so complicated and expensive that it no longer serves to protect defendants. For the vast majority of defendants, their constitutional rights are irrelevant, as they are forced to accept plea bargains or face the prospect of a comparatively harsh sentence, if convicted. The prospect of a trial, once an important restraint on prosecutors in charging, has disappeared and plea-bargaining rules.
This book is essential reading for both graduate and undergraduate students in corrections and criminal justice courses as well as judges, attorneys, and others working in the criminal justice system.
Chapter 2. The Risks of Constitutional Rule-Making
Chapter 3. The Federal System, State Systems, and Miranda v. Arizona
Chapter 4. The Vanishing Trial and Mass Incarceration
Chapter 5. Must Fair Trials Be Jury Trials?
Chapter 6. The Shift from Indeterminate Sentences to Determinate Sentences
Chapter 7. Plea Bargaining in the United States: Coercing Guilty Pleas
Chapter 8. The Supreme Court: Uncertain on Proportionality...Endorsing Deterrence
Chapter 9. Limiting Judicial Power at Sentencing: The Emergence of Sentencing Guidelines Systems
Chapter 10. The Supreme Court: An Obstacle to Reform
Chapter 11. Extreme Adversarialism, Muted Adversarialism, and the Slow Death of Trials
Chapter 12. Where Do We Go from Here?