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NCJ Number: 40280 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: OFFENSE INTENSITY AND OFFENSE WRONGFULNESS HIERARCHIES
Author(s): B NEEDLEMAN
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
State University of New York Research Foundation
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EXAMINATION OF THE DEGREE OF OVERLAP BETWEEN RESPONDENTS' PERCEIVED HIERARCHY OF OFFENSE WRONGFULNESS AND OFFENSE SERIOUSNESS AND A COMPARISON OF THE EFFECT OF OFFENSE INVOLVEMENT ON PERCEIVED WRONGFULNESS AND SERIOUSNESS.
Abstract: IT WAS FOUND THAT OFFENSE WRONGFULNESS AND OFFENSE SERIOUSNESS ARE HIGHLY CORRELATED, INDICATING EITHER THAT BOTH ARE MEASURING THE SAME FACTOR OR THAT BOTH ARE STRONGLY RELATED TO SOME COMMON FACTOR. FURTHER, DIFFERENTIAL INVOLVEMENT IN CRIMINAL OFFENSES HAD NO INFLUENCE ON THE ORDERING OF OFFENSES BY EITHER WRONGFULNESS OR SERIOUSNESS. HOWEVER, THOSE COMMITTING AN OFFENSE SAW THAT OFFENSE AS LESS WRONG THAN THOSE WHO DID NOT COMMIT THAT OFFENSE. WITH RESPECT TO SERIOUSNESS, EARLIER RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND NO SUCH DIFFERENCE. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...PLO
Index Term(s): Attitudes; Crime seriousness measures; Offenders; Offense classification; Perception
Note: PAPER PREPARED FOR PRESENTATION AT THE 70TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, AUGUST 25-29, 1975
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