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Conceptualization and operationalization : Sentencing Data and the focal Concerns perspective — a research

@inproceedings{Hartley2007ConceptualizationAO,
  title={Conceptualization and operationalization : Sentencing Data and the focal Concerns perspective — a research},
  author={Richard D Hartley and Cassia C. Spohn},
  year={2007}
}
Although several theoretical perspectives have been used to study judicial discretion in the sentencing process, the focal concerns perspective has been one of the dominant theoretical frameworks used in the sentencing literature. The original work on focal concerns in sentencing revolved around the treatment of female defendants; this perspective has been expanded to include explanations of racial and ethnic disparity as well. This paper examines prior sentencing studies, primarily from… CONTINUE READING

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