Georgia

Criminal Law: Sentencing, Punishment and Appeal

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  • Learn about Criminal Plea Agreements in Georgia

    This presentation was developed as part of the Law and Government Education Project in the Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. In partnership with the Law School and the Center for Teaching and Learning at UGA and the Law School at Mercer University, the Institute develops resources on basic areas of Georgia and federal law. These resources are then distributed across the state in a variety of ways including the State Bar of Georgia?s Pro Bono Project website. We hope you will find this presentation to be useful and informative. Please be advised, however, that this presentation is designed to provide general information only and does not substitute for legal advice. At the conclusion of the presentation you will find a list of organizations which may be able to provide assistance to those who have legal issues relevant to the topic of this presentation. We encourage viewers to contact these organizations for help. Also, please consult the Pro Bono Project website for a list of other presentations available for viewing. Content Detail

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    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
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  • Criminal Sentencing and Punishment

    This document is an excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). It describes the Sentencing Phase of a Criminal Trial, including: (1) Presentence Investigation, (2) Options for Sentencing (incarceration, probation, fines, restitution, community service, special programs), and (3) Purposes of Sentencing (retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation). Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
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    Spanish / Español
  • The Death Penalty

    This document is an excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). This document discusses:(1) The Basic Arguments For and Against the Death Penalty, (2) The Process for a Death Penalty Case. Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
  • Crimes and Penalties in Georgia

    The table lists the different crimes in Georgia, explains what they mean, and indicates the possible sentence range for each crime. This document is an excerpt from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
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    Spanish / Español
  • Prison and Paroles

    This document is an excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). This document describes (1) the process in which individuals are placed in prison after they have been sentenced, and (2) the function of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. Read More

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
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    Spanish / Español