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A measure of tolerance: public attitudes on sentencing enhancements for old and juvenile prior records

Abstract:

Sentencing policies routinely assign harsher sentences on repeat offenders, yet we know little about public attitudes toward recidivist sentencing premiums – beyond the predictable finding that people are more punitive when the offender is a recidivist. This article summarizes findings from a survey which explored public attitudes to prior record sentencing enhancements. The research addressed public reaction to two key inquiries (1) whether older priors should carry less weight at new senten...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/23774657.2017.1343105

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Worcester College
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Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
2
Pages:
137-151
Publication date:
2017-10-09
Acceptance date:
2017-07-01
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EISSN:
2377-4665
ISSN:
2377-4657
Pubs id:
pubs:713063
URN:
uri:baaf7999-6724-4cd3-b776-b68c48493d1d
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uuid:baaf7999-6724-4cd3-b776-b68c48493d1d
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pubs:713063

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