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NCJ Number: 162617 Find in a Library
Title: Values Affecting the Criminal Justice Functionaries Decision-Making
Journal: International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice  Volume:19  Issue:2  Dated:(Fall 1995)  Pages:179-194
Author(s): W S Chung
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 16
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study attempts to ascertain whether significant relationships exist between criminal justice functionaries' different penal decisions and their value orientation.
Abstract: The starting point for this study was the theory that criminal justice functionaries' penal decisions are a function of their value orientations. The results of the data analyses indicate a statistically significant association between the level of moral judgment and penal decisions. The functionaries' penal orientations are not influenced by their identifications with professionalism and bureaucratism. Occupation variables have a high statistical association in explaining the variance of functionaries' penal orientation. Functionaries' value orientation does not appear to be significant individually. However, when combined in a regression model that includes demographic characteristics, the model accounts for 45 percent of variance in explaining the criminal justice functionaries' penal orientation. Figures, tables, notes, references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Courts; Criminal justice ideologies; Criminal justice system personnel; Criminology theory evaluation; Data analysis; Judicial attitudes; Sentencing factors; Statistical analysis; Statistics
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