Judged by the general population

Criminology and victimology / Inclination to punish

Judged by the general population

a study of sentencing preferences in the Netherlands (full text available only in Dutch)

Summary

Given the opportunity, how would the Dutch public sentence perpetrators of different types of crime? To what extent are these verdicts related to the characteristics of the crime event (e.g. offender characteristics, type of crime, victim characteristics)? Does the verdict depend on characteristics of the citizen who issues a sentence (e.g. young/old, male/female)? And does information about sentencing options (i.e. the costs involved and rates of recidivism) affect verdicts decided by members of the general population?

Publication data

Author(s):
Ruiter, S., Tolsma, J., Hoon, M. de, Elffers, H., Laan, P. van der
Organization(s):
Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR, Radboud University Nijmegen, WODC
Place of publication:
Amsterdam
Publisher:
NSCR
Year of publication:
2011

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