Federal Sentencing Reporter

From Our Special Two-Part Issue on Military Sentencing

Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater

Congressional Efforts to Empower Victims Threaten the Integrity of the Military Justice System

Troy K. Stabenow

This article explores the history of victims’ rights in both the military and civilian criminal justice systems. The article then evaluates several imminent changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). In particular, this article explains why mandating a grand jury like hearing for the military will damage the integrity of the system and will result in a series of future problems. Far beyond shielding victims from abusive questioning, the new rules will combine the least reliable aspects of both present criminal systems into one amalgamated mess, with innocent servicemembers suffering the consequences. Read more.

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Federal Sentencing Reporter: 28 (1)

Vol. 28 No. 1
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ISSN: 1053-9867
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Federal Sentencing Reporter explores in detail the complex sector of sentencing law, practice and theory. Along with the presentation of new ideas and viewpoints on existing legislation and sentencing guidelines, the journal examines questions of sentencing policy and the practical application of modern sentencing reforms. FSR is more than a law review--it is an invaluable resource for legal changes and current debate in the field of sentencing. Published five times annually, each issue features articles, cases and other primary materials written by judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys, probation officers, scholars, and members of sentencing commissions. Federal Sentencing Reporter is a must-read for anyone interested in sentencing practices and theory, criminal law, and the U. S. Court system.