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NCJ Number: 81906 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Clemency Law and Criminal Justice in France
Author(s): Th Godefroy; B Laffarque; S Yordamian
Corporate Author: Services D'Etudes Penales et Criminologiques
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 137
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Services D'Etudes Penales et Criminologiques
75001 Paris, France
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: French
Country: France
Annotation: This study describes the procedures followed at the Bureau of Clemency for deciding cases to be pardoned and analyzes the statistics on the outcomes of clemency requests.
Abstract: Over 4 years (1976-1979), the bureau processed about 33,000 case files, decided some 2,000, and granted 202 pardons. The pardoned cases were analyzed to determine the offenses receiving pardons, the characteristics of pardoned offenders, and reasons for granting pardons. Results indicate that pardons are usually granted for prison sentences of 3 to 6 months; for property offenses; and for offenders over age 25, female, not of the working class, and not foreign. Abandonment and check fraud are offenses for which parole is commonly imposed instead of pardon. Graphs, charts, and tabular data are given. A six-item bibliography is provided.
Index Term(s): Clemency; France; Offender profiles; Pardon; Parole
Note: Series Deviance et Controle Social N 30 (Deviance and Social Control, number 30)
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