Measuring Inter-Judge Sentencing Disparity Before and After the Federal Sentencing Guidelines
AbstractThis paper evaluated the impact of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines on inter-jusge sentencing disparity, which is defined as the differences in average nominal prison sentence lengths for comparable caseloads assigned to different judges. This disparity is measured as the dispersion disparity os a random effect in a zero-inlfatednegative binomial model.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Public and International Affairs in its series Papers with number 207.
Length: 60 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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- Anderson, James M & Kling, Jeffrey R & Stith, Kate, 1999. "Measuring Interjedge Sentencing Disparity: Before and After the Federal Sentencing Guidelines," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 42(1), pages 271-307, April.
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- C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling
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