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Sentencing Disparities

Hamilton, Melissa (2017) Sentencing Disparities British Journal of American Legal Studies.

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Abstract

Policymakers, practitioners, and academics have long brought attention to unjustified variations in criminal justice outcomes. A principal focus is on disparities in sentencing practices because of the perception that inconsistencies in penalties are indicative of disproportionality in penalty outcomes, an abuse of discretion, and potential discrimination. An additional concern today is America’s evolution into a state of mass incarceration with too many individuals being sent to prison and for longer periods of time. To investigate the possible existence of disparities, researchers from diverse academic disciplines have undertaken a host of studies.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
Authors :
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Hamilton, Melissamh0066@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2017
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017 Melissa Hamilton, published by De Gruyter Open. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 02 Oct 2017 07:46
Last Modified : 02 Oct 2017 07:49
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/842438

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