Research guides

Sentencing in Pennsylvania

Onsite Print & Electronic

The following print resources include information regarding sentencing in Pennsylvania. Some resources published by LexisNexis and West/Thomson Reuters may be available on the library's Lexis and Westlaw computers. See below for more information.

Print & Electronic

Criminal Offenses and Defenses in Pennsylvania West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 4: Sentencing. Library also has previous editions: see all.

Pennsylvania Criminal Practice West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 31: Sentencing and Disposition of Offenders. Library also has previous edition: see all.

Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia LexisNexis
Also on the library's Lexis computers and the LexisNexis Digital Library.
See "Criminal Law", Chapter 36: Judgment and Sentence. Library also has previous edition: see all.

Pennsylvania Manual of Civil and Criminal Penalties and Sentences Bisel

Pennsylvania Trial Guide, Criminal Bisel
See Chapter 12: Sentencing.
Library also has previous edition: see all.

Standard Pennsylvania Practice West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 137: Sentencing. Library also has previous edition: see all.

Research Tip

Criminal law materials may also include information on sentencing; see the Pennsylvania Criminal Law guide for additional resources.

PBI Publications

In conjunction with its continuing legal education courses, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) produces books related to sentencing in Pennsylvania. When a researcher has difficulty finding an answer in the manuals or form books, it is a good idea to turn to a PBI publication for guidance.

Criminal Law Symposium 2019
See Chapter U: An Update on Sentencing Risk Assessment, Chapter W: Sentencing Update, and Chapter Z: Annual Update on Pennsylvania's Sentencing Guidelines.
Library has annual volumes from 1984-present.

Sentencing in Pennsylvania State Courts
Includes forms. Library also has previous editions: see all.

Research Tip

Additional chapters on sentencing may be found in annual PBI publications like the Annual Criminal Law Symposium. To find all PBI publications with chapters on sentencing, search the Jenkins' catalog for sentencing and modify the results to include Pennsylvania Bar Institute in the Publisher field.