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Title: Impact of the No Early Release Act (NERA) on Prosecution and Sentencing in New Jersey, 1996-2000      
dateReleased:
04-08-2015
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04178.v1
ID:
doi:10.3886/ICPSR04178.v1
description:
This study examined New Jersey's No Early Release Act (NERA), which became effective in 1997. NERA required that offenders con victed of violent crimes serve at least 85 percent of their sentences before becoming eligible for parole. This study's primary goal was to determine whether prosecutors changed their charging and plea bargaining practices in order to obtain sentences under NERA that were roughly equivalent to those imposed before NERA. Data were obtained from the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts for 1996 to May 2000. These data included every case in which a crime covered by the No Early Release Act was charged and, for comparison, every case involving a burglary charge, a charge not covered by NERA. These data cover defendants' progress through the New Jersey court system, including the initial charge, indictment, and sentencing.
description:
McCoy, Candace; McManimon, Patrick, Jr., 2015, "Impact of the No Early Release Act (NERA) on Prosecution and Sentencing in New Jersey, 1996-2000", http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04178.v1
name:
McCoy, Candace
McManimon, Patrick, Jr.
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997