ERIC Number: EJ394804
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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The Elderly Offender and Sentencing Leniency.
Turner, Gerri S.; Champion, Dean J.
Journal of Offender Counseling, Services & Rehabilitation, v13 n2 p125-40 1989
Examined sentencing severity of elderly offenders in random sample of counties in Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee for the years 1970 to 1984. Results on convicted felons suggest that age is important variable in sentencing process and may be a determining factor in influencing sentencing severity. Younger offenders appeared to be discriminated against on basis of their age. (NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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