Sentencing Law and Policy provides commentary, analysis and news about sentencing guidelines and capital punishment. The site was founded by Douglas A. Berman, a law professor at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University.
The blog , described by Berman as a “scholarship in action,” is a member of the Law Professor Blog Network.
Sentencing Law and Policy reaches 27,000 readers per month in the U.S., and 32,000 globally, and is linked to over 520 other blogs and websites.
The site recorded over 20,000 page views the day of the Supreme Court’s historic sentencing decision in U.S. v. Booker, in which the court struck down mandatory sentencing guidelines. (Sentencing Law and Policy provides an extensive e-library of Booker pages, including court documents and articles).
Sentencing Law and Policy also features links to criminal law, sex offense, death penalty and other law blogs.
Berman has written articles and essays for other publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Legal Affairs magazine, and Lawyers Weekly USA. Berman has also testified before Congress on the use and misuse of clemency for the executive branch of government.
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