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NCJ Number: 97458 Find in a Library
Title: Variables Influencing Sentencing Severity - Intercourt Differences in Connecticut
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:13  Issue:2  Dated:(1985)  Pages:131-139
Author(s): M G Gertz; A C Price
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 9
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Studies of criminal-court dispositions have traditionally aggregated courts along political and geographic boundaries. This article suggests that courts should be analyzed individually, even within the same jurisdiction, as a means of increasing the explanatory capacity of the variable involved.
Abstract: Further, it is contended that intercourt differences are a result of organizational influences operating within each court. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Court research; Organization studies; Sentencing disparity
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