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This article cover a variety of topics including sentencing policy, political disenchantment, multi-level governance, the distribution of authority over sentencing, the relationship between sentencing institutions and legislatures, public opinion and public participation in sentencing institutions, judicial discretion and public participation, legitimating and the management of correctional resources, and the effectiveness of sentencing institutions.