Comparing sentencing decision support systems for judges and lawyers

Uri J. Schild, John Zeleznikow

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    Decision Support Systems have been widely used in business and engineering applications. Because sentencing is primarily concerned with consistency of process rather than consistency of outcome, it has not been a fruitful area for decision support research. We give an outline of the need for decision support to support sentencing decision-making. We examine current sentencing decision support systems and compare their different aims and users.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)523-552
    Number of pages30
    JournalJournal of Decision Systems
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 2008


    • Criminal Sentencing
    • Decision Support
    • Discretionary Reasoning


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