Sentencing Differences Among Individual Judges: Another Look at the Focal Concerns Perspective

David W. Holleran, East Tennessee State University
Cassia Spohn, University of Nebraska at Omaha

This study examines differences in sentencing outcomes within the individual judge and between individual judges for certain types of offenders. Framed within the focal concerns perspective, this study represents a different look at the punishment penalty paid by young, Black, males.

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Updated 05/20/2006