• Corpus ID: 20331729

Rich Offender, Poor Offender: Why It (Sometimes) Matters in Sentencing

  title={Rich Offender, Poor Offender: Why It (Sometimes) Matters in Sentencing},
  author={Mirko Bagaric},
  journal={Law and Inequality},
Wealth confers choice and opportunity. Poverty is restrictive and often leads to frustration and resentment. Rich people who commit crime are arguably more blameworthy than the poor who engage in the same conduct because the capacity of the rich to do otherwise is greater. Yet, we cannot allow poverty to mitigate criminal punishment otherwise we potentially license or encourage people to commit crime. These two conflicting considerations are the source of intractable tension in the criminal… 

Paying money for freedom : Effects of monetary compensation on sentencing for criminal traffic accident offenses in China

  • Law
  • 2018
Objectives: The current study seeks to understand the role that monetary compensation plays in the joint occurrence of imprisonment and probation for criminal traffic accident offenses in China.

‘Affluent’ Justice: The Role of SES in Sentencing Severity

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Dominant approaches to punishment tend to downplay the socio-emotional dimension of perpetrators. This attitude is inconsistent with the body of evidence from social and affective neuroscience and

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Policy debates surrounding poverty and inequality try to find practical solutions to what we should do to tackle these phenomena. But what are the grounds for being concerned about poverty or about

Time for Time: Uncovering Case Processing Duration as a Source of Punitiveness

The literature on sentencing has devoted ample consideration to how prosecutors and judges incorporate priorities such as retribution and public safety into their decision making, typically using

Paying Money for Freedom: Effects of Monetary Compensation on Sentencing for Criminal Traffic Offenses in China

Objectives The current study seeks to understand the role that monetary compensation plays on the joint occurrence of imprisonment and probation for criminal traffic offenses in China. We argue that



Racial Disproportionality in the American Prison Population: Using the Blumstein Method to Address the Critical Race and Justice Issue of the 21 st Century

Statistics indicate that racial/ethnic minorities, particularly black and Hispanic males, face a disproportionately high risk of incarceration in the United States. We argue that this is the most

The Effects of High Imprisonment Rates on Communities

When large numbers of parent‐aged adults, especially men, cycle through stays in prison and jail at very high rates, communities are negatively affected in myriad ways, including damage to social

The capacity of criminal sanctions to shape the behaviour of offenders : specific deterrence doesn’t work, rehabilitation might and the implications for sentencing

There is a considerable gap between the law and knowledge regarding the efficacy of state-imposed sanctions to achieve several key sentencing objectives. Two sentencing objectives which often carry

Difference, Disparity, and Race/Ethnic Bias in Federal Sentencing

Federal sentencing guidelines were enacted to reduce unwarranted disparities in sentencing. In this paper we examine the degree to which disparity in sentencing on the basis of race and ethnicity

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