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NCJ Number: 147886 Find in a Library
Journal: International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice  Volume:17  Issue:1/2  Dated:(Spring/Fall 1993)  Pages:91-106
Author(s): Y R Lee
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 16
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is an investigation of the process of judges' sentencing in Korea.
Abstract: This study, based on examination of 313 fraud cases, proposes to: (1) identify the determinants of judges' sentencing; (2) contribute to the development of a methodology for the study of sentencing by showing how to conceptualize abstract research questions; and (3) identify the scope of an individual judge's discretion. Data analysis revealed several interesting points: (1) There is considerable discrepancy in sentencing among individual judges; and (2) The most important factor determining sentencing is the quantity of prosecution that prosecutors demand. Tables, endnotes, references
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Foreign courts; Korea (North)
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