Gender Differences in Sentencing: From Arrest to Disposition

Gang Lee, University of Texas at El Paso
Theodore R. Curry, University of Texas El Paso
S. Fernando Rodriguez, University of Texas at El Paso

The present study seeks to clarify the role that offender's gender plays at various stages of the criminal justice process. Gender differentials are explored from arrest offense to disposition and whether or not to incarcerate offenders. The data derives from a stratified representative sample of 7,729 criminal dispositions in Texas during 1991.

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