A study of criminal justice discretion

Academic Article


  • This research empirically examined indicators of charging and sentence reduction and the criminal sanctions meted out to a representative sample of felons convicted in one midwestern state court. A multivariate analysis of prosecutorial and judicial discretion examined the influence of case, personal, social, and criminal justice process factors. The utility of sentencing guidelines for achieving fairness and justice in criminal justice policy and practices was assessed. © 1994.
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  • Miller JL; Sloan JJ
  • Start Page

  • 107
  • End Page

  • 123
  • Volume

  • 22
  • Issue

  • 2