SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Maruna, S., Dabney, D., & Topalli, V. (2012). Putting a price on prisoner release: the history of bail and a possible future of parole. Punishment and Society, 14, pp. 315-37. doi: 10.1177/1462474512442311

Questions to Consider:

  1. What is the primary option for people in trouble with the law who do not have access to wealth and connections?
  2. Describe ALEC.
  3. Why do the authors assert that the ALEC plan will likely succeed?

Learning Objective: 10-3: Describe bail and different methods of granting bail


Article 2: Lippke, R. L. (2013). Justifying the proof structure of criminal trials. The International Journal of Evidence & Proof, 17, pp. 323–346. doi: 10.1350/ijep.2013.17.4.435

Questions to Consider:

  1. What is the author’s term proof structure?
  2. The optimal ratio of errors of false convictions to errors of false acquittals is referred to as?
  3. What is the chief concern with the author’s alternative account?

Learning Objective: 10-4: Outline the key stages in a trial


Article 3: Homant, R. J., & DeMurcurio, M. A. (2009). Intermediate sanctions is probation officers’ sentencing recommendations: consistency, net widening, and net repairing. The Prison Journal, 89, pp. 426–439. doi: 10.1177/0032885509349564

Questions to Consider:

  1. What intermediate sanctions did Probation officers recommend?
  2. Based on reviews of the literature, the rate of agreement between POs’ sentencing recommendations and judges’ sentencing decisions is?
  3. What was the purpose of this research study?

Learning Objective: 10-6:  Describe the factors considered for sentencing