Sex and sentencing disparity in South Australia’s higher courts
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Gender, Sex, Sentencing, Criminal defendants, Disparity|
|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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