Vanderbilt Law Review

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The National Probation and Parole Association has been working for over 35 years to improve the administration of justice and in the publication of "Guides for Sentencing" it has provided one of its most important services to judges who are charged with the administration of criminal justice and to juvenile and domestic relations courts. The book is the first of a series of practical manuals for all of the above named courts and it is the result of the combined labors of 37 specially selected United States, state and juvenile judges for a period of about five years. Bolitha J. Laws, Chief Judge, United States District Court, District of Columbia, was the chairman of this group of judges, known as "The Advisory Council of Judges, National Probation and Parole Association." This is no ordinary book. It is at least five books rolled into one and there is sufficient material contained therein from which any judge charged with the administration of criminal justice, in any of its aspects, can gain new insights, new material for research and new hope for the dawning of that better day in dealing with those charged with crime, juvenile delinquency and quasi-criminal matters arising in courts of domestic relations.