ERIC Number: EJ527251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Legal Treatment of the Victim-Offender Relationship in Crimes of Violence.
Simon, Leonore M.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v11 n1 p94-106 Mar 1996
Investigates whether the victim-offender relationship plays a role in determining the original charge, crime conviction, and sentence length of inmates in prison for violent crimes. Results indicate the victim-offender relationship is related to the legal processing in paradoxical ways. Thus, although nonstranger offenders are charged with and convicted of more serious crimes, stranger offenders receive significantly longer sentences. Discusses implications. (KW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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