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NCJ Number: 40767 Find in a Library
Title: EMPIRICAL EXAMINATION OF CONFLICT THEORY - RACE AND SENTENCE LENGTH
Author(s): J E DISON
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 158
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS DISSERTATION STUDIES THE CONTENTION THAT THE POWERLESS RECEIVE MORE SEVERE CRIMINAL SENTENCES THAN DO THE POWERFUL.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR BASED HIS RESEARCH ON A STUDY OF THE PERSONS INCARCERATED IN THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR ROBBERY. MEMBERS OF MINORITIES WERE ALLEGED TO REPRESENT THE POWERLESS. MEASURES OF ASSOCIATION AND SELECTED CONTROL VARIABLES WERE USED DEALING WITH CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VICTIM, CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CRIME, AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF LEGAL DISPOSITION. THE STUDY FOUND A WEAK RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RACE OF THE OFFENDER AND SENTENCE LENGTH, EVEN CONSIDERING PROPORTIONAL REDUCTION IN ERROR. THESE FINDINGS TEND NOT TO SUPPORT THE CONFLICT PERSPECTIVE OF SOCIETAL REACTION TO CRIME....BDS
Index Term(s): Minorities; Robbery; Sentencing disparity; Sentencing/Sanctions; Statistical analysis; Studies; Theory
Note: NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - DISSERTATION
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