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Sex and sentencing disparity in South Australia’s higher courts

Jeffries, Samantha & Bond, Christine (2010) Sex and sentencing disparity in South Australia’s higher courts. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 22(1), pp. 81-97.

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Abstract

In Australia, studies examining sex differences in sentencing are limited. Using data from South Australia’s higher courts, this article explores a study on the impact of sex on the decision to imprison and the length of imprisonment. After adjusting for past and current criminality, results showed that men were significantly more likely than women to be sentenced to a term of imprisonment and that when sentence length was decided, men received longer periods of incarceration. Furthermore, the study’s results suggest that different factors may be important in determining sentencing outcomes for women and men.

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ID Code: 34244
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Gender, Sex, Sentencing, Criminal defendants, Disparity
ISSN: 1034-5329
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Institute of Criminology Press
Deposited On: 27 Aug 2010 09:39
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:17

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