Persistent offender law : racial disparity, patterned offenses, and unintended effects /

Considering sentencing under persistent offender laws, Rodriguez examines the correlations between sentence and race and ethnicity. Her study uses sentencing data on repeat and third-strike offenders in Washington state to assess the effect of legal and extralegal variables on sentencing outcomes an...

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Main Author: Rodriguez, Nancy.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York : LFB Scholarly Pub., 2003.
Series:Criminal justice (LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC)
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:Considering sentencing under persistent offender laws, Rodriguez examines the correlations between sentence and race and ethnicity. Her study uses sentencing data on repeat and third-strike offenders in Washington state to assess the effect of legal and extralegal variables on sentencing outcomes and the pattern of offenses committed. In addition, interviews with prosecutors and defense attorneys throughout the state provide contextual information on the impacts of the law. Rodriguez finds that racial disparity is confined to specific offense types and mitigated by other legal variables.
Physical Description:1 online resource (viii, 144 pages).
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-142) and index.
ISBN:1593320515
9781593320515
1280361301
9781280361302
9786610361304
6610361304