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Using U.S. Sentencing Commission data, this study assesses whether judicial downward departures are more prevalent among child pornography offenders compared with a matched sample of defendants convicted of

Research Summary
Using U.S. Sentencing Commission data, this study assesses whether judicial downward departures are more prevalent among child pornography offenders compared with a matched sample of defendants convicted of other offenses. Additionally, we examine reasons given by judges when departing from the guidelines for these offenders. We found that child pornography defendants received significant reductions in sentences by way of judicial downward departures.
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  • 2014-05-01
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1111/1745-9133.12082
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      1538-6473
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      1745-9133
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    Kaiser, Kimberly A., & Spohn, Cassia (2014). "Fundamentally Flawed?" Exploring the Use of Policy Disagreements in Judicial Downward Departures for Child Pornography Sentences. CRIMINOLOGY & PUBLIC POLICY, 13(2), 241-270. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1745-9133.12082

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