Expanding the scope of sentencing research: Determinants of juvenile and adult punishment in the Netherlands

  title={Expanding the scope of sentencing research: Determinants of juvenile and adult punishment in the Netherlands},
  author={Hilde Wermink and Brian David Johnson and Paul Nieuwbeerta and Jan W. de Keijser},
  journal={European Journal of Criminology},
  pages={739 - 768}
Research on legal and extralegal disparity in criminal sentencing has been conducted primarily in the United States, and, to a lesser extent, in select European nations. Largely separate research literatures have developed around juvenile and adult sentencing decisions, and few studies examine both prosecutorial and judicial punishment outcomes. This study examines the effects of diverse legal and socio-demographic characteristics on both prosecutorial and judicial punishments, for both… 

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