Maine Revised Statutes

§2154. Purposes of sentence review by Supreme Judicial Court

The general objectives of sentence review by the Supreme Judicial Court are: [1989, c. 218, §5 (NEW).]

1. Sentence correction.  To provide for the correction of sentences imposed without due regard for the sentencing factors set forth in this chapter;
[ 1991, c. 525, §1 (RPR) .]
2. Promote respect for law.  To promote respect for law by correcting abuses of the sentencing power and by increasing the fairness of the sentencing process;
[ 1989, c. 218, §5 (NEW) .]
3. Rehabilitation.  To facilitate the possible rehabilitation of an offender by reducing manifest and unwarranted inequalities among the sentences of comparable offenders; and
[ 1989, c. 218, §5 (NEW) .]
4. Sentencing criteria.  To promote the development and application of criteria for sentencing which are both rational and just.
[ 1989, c. 218, §5 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1989, c. 218, §5 (NEW). 1991, c. 525, §1 (AMD).