Monday, January 4, 2010
Paul H. Robinson (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted Report on Offense Grading in Pennsylvania (U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 10-01) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
The Pennsylvania Legislature's Senate Judiciary Committee and House Judiciary Committee jointly commissioned this study of the criminal offense grading scheme contained in Pennsylvania criminal statutes. This Final Report, which was presented to a joint session of the two Committees on December 15, 2009, examines the extent to which current Pennsylvania law defines offenses with offense grades that are inconsistent with the relative seriousness of the offense as compared to other offenses, based upon an empirical survey of Pennsylvania residents.