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Handbook on Punishment Decisions

Locations of Disparity

Edited by: Jeffery T. Ulmer , Mindy S. Bradley

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138221475
eBook ISBN: 9781315410371
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Handbook on Punishment Decisions: Locations of Disparity provides a comprehensive assessment of the current knowledge on sites of disparity in punishment decision-making. This collection of essays and reports of original research defines disparity broadly to include the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender, age, citizenship/immigration status, and socioeconomic status, and it examines dimensions such as how pretrial or guilty plea processes shape exposure to punishment, how different types of sentencing decisions and/or policy structures (sentencing guidelines, mandatory minimums, risk assessment tools) might shape and condition disparity, and how post-sentencing decisions involving probation and parole contribute to inequalities. The sixteen contributions pull together what we know and what we don?t about punishment decision-making and plow new ground for further advances in the field.

The ASC Division on Corrections & Sentencing Handbook Series publishes volumes on topics ranging from violence risk assessment to specialty courts for drug users, veterans, or people with mental illness. Each thematic volume focuses on a single topical issue that intersects with corrections and sentencing research.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  What We Know, Do Not Know, and Need to Know About Sentencing and Mass Incarceration in the U.S. and What “Sentencing” Research Could Teach Us Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Mass Probation and Inequality Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Sowing the Seeds of Future Justice System Disparities Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Cumulative Disadvantage and the Geography of Racial Inequality in Criminal Punishment Download PDF
Chapter  5:  “Escape” From Punishment Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Discretion in the Absence of Guidelines Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Perspectives Informing Defense Attorney Effects on Criminal Case Outcomes Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Focal Concerns Theory as Conceptual Tool for Studying Intersectionality in Sentencing Disparities Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Racial and Ethnic Disparities Among Female Offenders Adjudicated in Federal Courts Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Studying Ethnic Disparities in Sentencing Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Relationship Between the Gender of the Probation Officer and Judicial Sentencing Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Race, Facial Appearance, and the Focal Concerns of Sentencing Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Towards the Development of a Standardized Focal Concerns Theory of Sentencing Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Assessment of Offender Risk at Sentencing Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Assessment Disparities After Federal Incarceration in Canada Download PDF
Chapter  16:  “Objects of Concern” or “Risky Young Offenders”? Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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