Getting tough on crime in Colorado
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Getting tough on crime in Colorado an assessment of HB 1320 : a new sentencing law by Mary Mande

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Published by The Division in [Denver, Colo.] .
Written in English



  • Colorado.


  • Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- Colorado.,
  • Judgments, Criminal -- Colorado.,
  • Criminal justice, Administration of -- Colorado.,
  • Criminal statistics -- Colorado.

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Statementprepared by the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice ; principal author, Mary Mande ; research design, Mary Mande ; data collection, Joan Crouch.
ContributionsCrouch, Joan., Colorado. Division of Criminal Justice.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 92/12316 (K)
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 87 p. :
Number of Pages87
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1816601M
LC Control Number89623306

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