Franklin E. Zimring,
Penal Policy and Penal Legislation in Recent American Experience, 58
Stan. L. Rev.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/facpubs/1244
offers a look on the origins and careers of proposals for penal legislation in a time of radical change in the U.S. Descriptions of where penal policy is made in the U.S. governmental system; Information on issues of quality control in shaping, passing, implementing and reviewing penal legislation in recent U.S. experience; Role of penal legislation in changing penal practices in the past generation.