Principal Investigator(s): Welch, Susan; Spohn, Cassia
Summary: This data collection examines the impact of defendants' prior criminal records on the sentencing of male and female defendants committing violent and non-violent crimes. The collection also provides data on which types of prior records most influenced the sentencing judges. Variables deal specifically with the defendant, the judge and the characteristics of the current case. Only cases that fell into one of 14 categories of common offenses were included. These offenses were mu... (view full summary)
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08929.v1
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