SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Zhang, Y., Zhang, L., & Vaughn, M. S. (2014). Indeterminate and determinate sentencing models: a state-specific analysis of their effects on recidivism. Crime & Delinquency, 60, pp. 693-715. doi: 10.1177/0011128709354047

Questions to Consider:

  1. Which statistical analysis did the authors use?
  2. Which two states had no significant difference between the two release types for the risk of recidivism?

 Learning Objective: 11-3: Describe the different sentencing models


Article 2: Lucas, J. W., Graif, C., & Lovaglia, M. J. (2006). Misconduct in the prosecution of severe crimes: theory and experimental test. Social Psychology Quarterly, 69, pp. 97–107. doi: 10.1177/019027250606900107

Questions to Consider:

  1. Do severe crimes encourage more prosecutorial misconduct than do minor crimes?
  2. Who were the participants in the study?
  3. Why do the authors urge caution when generalizing results to the study to criminal trials?

Learning Objective: 11-5: Discuss the frequency of judicial misconduct and explain the dangers related to it.