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NCJ Number: 31732 Find in a Library
Title: STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF SENTENCING IN FEDERAL COURTS DEFENDANTS CONVICTED AFTER TRIAL, 1967-1968
Journal: JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIES  Volume:4  Issue:2  Dated:(JUNE 1975)  Pages:369-390
Author(s): L P TIFFANY; Y AVICHAI; G W PETERS
Corporate Author: University of Chicago
Law School
Managing Editor
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN ANALYSIS OF 1248 FEDERAL CONVICTIONS TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF SUCH VARIABLES AS AGE, RACE, TYPE OF CRIME, SERIOUSNESS OF PRIOR RECORD, TYPE OF COUNSEL AND TYPE OF CONVICTION (BENCH OR JURY) ON SENTENCES.
Abstract: THE CRIME CATEGORIES SELECTED FOR ANALYSIS WERE BANK ROBBERIES, AUTO THEFT, INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF FORGED SECURITIES, AND MISCELLANEOUS FORGERY. THE TWO TYPES OF COUNSEL CONSIDERED FOR THE ANALYSIS WERE 1) APPOINTED AND 2) RETAINED. FACTORS FOUND TO BE MOST STRONGLY RELATED TO SENTENCE OUTCOME INCLUDED TYPE OF CRIME, THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE PRIOR RECORD, AND THE TYPE OF TRIAL (JURY OR BENCH TRIAL). THE TYPE OF COUNSEL AND RACE SHOWED SOME EFFECT ON SENTENCING WHEN COMBINED WITH A LIMITED SET OF OTHER FACTORS. A MORE DETAILED ANALYSIS OF BANK ROBBERY CASES IS ALSO PRESENTED.
Index Term(s): Conviction records; Convictions; Court appointed counsel; Criminal histories; Data analysis; Defense counsel; Demography; Felony; Judicial discretion; Juries; Sentencing disparity; Sentencing/Sanctions; Statistical analysis; Trials
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