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Those who are detained or have their supervision revokedbefore trial are more likely to go to prison, and for longerperiods

Oleson, James C. (2014) Those who are detained or have their supervision revokedbefore trial are more likely to go to prison, and for longerperiods. LSE American Politics and Policy (08 Oct 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Those who encounter the court system are guaranteed equal treatment under the Constitution, but is this always the case? Does being detained before trial affect a person’s likelihood of going to prison? In new research that examines the cases of more than 90,000 federal defendants, James C. Oleson and his colleagues find that those released before trial were far less likely to be sent to prison if convicted, and if they were, for far shorter periods than those who were not released or who had their pretrial supervision revoked. He argues that this sort of sentencing disparity should be of interest to federal prosecutors and judges alike.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2014 14:26
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2020 23:26
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60333

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