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Despite the idea that all are equal under the law, women are often treated more leniently in pretrial decisions.

Pinchevsky, Gillian and Steiner, Benjamin (2016) Despite the idea that all are equal under the law, women are often treated more leniently in pretrial decisions. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (24 May 2016). Website.

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Abstract

The 14th Amendment guarantees that Americans are all equal under the law, but in reality this is often not the case. In new research which covers nearly 78,000 felony defendants, Gillian M. Pinchevsky and Benjamin Steiner examined the whether or not criminal defendants received different treatment based on their sex or other characteristics during their pretrial period. They find that compared to men, female defendants were treated more leniently during the pretrial process. In addition, women arrested for more serious offenses were treated more harshly than other women.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 13:25
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2021 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66868

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