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Jury Sentencing in Noncapital Cases: A Case Study of El Paso County, Texas

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dc.contributor.author Weninger, Robert A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-16T17:14:15Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-16T17:14:15Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.citation 45 Wash. U. J. Urb. & Contemp. L. 3 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10601/191
dc.description.abstract Critics of jury sentencing in noncapital cases complain that jurors are less competent or qualified than judges to decide questions about probation or incarceration. Thus far, however, views on jury sentencing in noncapital cases have rested largely on speculation, not on empirical evidence. Professor Weninger attempts to bring some hard data to the discussion with a survey of 1,395 noncapital felony prosecutions commenced in the district courts during a 4-year period in El Paso County. The survey reveals that juries imposed longer and more variable prison terms than judges. Regression analysis predicted differences between the average lengths of sentences imposed for certain offenses. These differences, running in the direction of longer sentences by juries, increased with the seriousness of the offense. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law
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dc.subject Jury sentencing en_US
dc.title Jury Sentencing in Noncapital Cases: A Case Study of El Paso County, Texas en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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