Gender Differences in Criminal Sentencing : Do Effects Vary Across Violent , Property , and Drug Offenses ?

  title={Gender Differences in Criminal Sentencing : Do Effects Vary Across Violent , Property , and Drug Offenses ?},
  author={S. Fernando Rodriguez and Theodore R. Curry and Gang Ho Lee},
Objective. Many studies find that females benefit from their gender in sentencing decisions. Few researchers, however, address whether the gender-sentencing association might be stronger for some crimes, such as minor nonviolent offending, and weaker for other offenses, such as serious violent crime. Method. Using a large random sample of convicted offenders in Texas drawn from a statewide project on sentencing practices mandated by the 73rd Texas Legislature, logistic regression and OLS… CONTINUE READING

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