Juvenile Sentencing: A Mixed-Methods Approach

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Authors Thiago R. Oliveira
Journal/Conference Name BRAZILIAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW
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Paper Abstract How do socially relevant attributes influence juvenile criminal sentencing? While judicial decisions should, in principle, be fully based on legally relevant factors such as the seriousness of the offense and the defendant’s criminal record, I ask whether and how extralegal characteristics related to the adolescent’s position in structural relations affect the decision-making process. I propose a mixed-methods design to study mechanisms of criminal sentencing. Using data from a representative sample of the Sao Paulo juvenile justice system records, I estimate [...]
Date of publication 2019
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