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The Encyclopedia of Women and CrimePaternalism and Sentencing

The Encyclopedia of Women and Crime: Paternalism and Sentencing [ Research consistently shows that, on the whole, women are sentenced more leniently than men. Chief among the theoretical explanations for this phenomenon is the chivalry/paternalism perspective, which asserts that women are treated more leniently than men because they are viewed as weak and in need of protection. We discuss this perspective, its empirical support, as well as alternative theories and future directions for research. ] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

The Encyclopedia of Women and CrimePaternalism and Sentencing

Part of the The Encyclopedia of Women and Crime Book Series
Editors: Bernat, Frances P.; Frailing, Kelly

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Copyright
Copyright © 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.
ISBN
9781118929803
Pages
1 –5
DOI
10.1002/9781118929803.ewac0388
Publisher site
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Abstract

[ Research consistently shows that, on the whole, women are sentenced more leniently than men. Chief among the theoretical explanations for this phenomenon is the chivalry/paternalism perspective, which asserts that women are treated more leniently than men because they are viewed as weak and in need of protection. We discuss this perspective, its empirical support, as well as alternative theories and future directions for research. ]

Published: Jun 11, 2019

Keywords: gender; paternalism; sentencing

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