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White-Collar Crime, White-Collar Time: The Sentencing Of White-Collar Offenders In The Southern District Of New York, Ilene H. Nagel, John L. Hagan Jan 1982

White-Collar Crime, White-Collar Time: The Sentencing Of White-Collar Offenders In The Southern District Of New York, Ilene H. Nagel, John L. Hagan

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In this Article, Professors Hagan and Nagel report upon their study of sentencing patterns in white-collar cases tried in the Southern District of New York between 1963 and 1976. Using multiple regression analysis, the authors first demonstrate a strong correlation between lenient sentencing practices and white-collar offenses. The authors then focus their study upon various white-collar crimes, using multiple regression analysis to reveal that considerable variation exists between sentencing patterns for the different white-collar offenses and for the different types of defendants sentenced in the Southern District during the period under study.


The Sentencing Of White-Collar Criminals In Federal Courts: A Socio-Legal Exploration Of Disparity, Ilene H. Nagel, John L. Hagan Jan 1982

The Sentencing Of White-Collar Criminals In Federal Courts: A Socio-Legal Exploration Of Disparity, Ilene H. Nagel, John L. Hagan

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The Differential Sentencing Of White-Collar Offenders In Ten Federal District Courts, Ilene Nagel Bernstein, John Hagan, Celesta Albonetti Jan 1980

The Differential Sentencing Of White-Collar Offenders In Ten Federal District Courts, Ilene Nagel Bernstein, John Hagan, Celesta Albonetti

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While sociologist have long debated the relationship between the status characteristics of criminal offenders and the sentences they receive, they have done so with data sets drawn from state courts whose prosecutorial resources are focused almost entirely on low status defendants. Qualitative and quantitative data analyzed in this paper are drawn from ten federal district courts whose statutes and resources provide greater potential for the prosecution of the white-collar crimes of higher status offenders. Three questions are addressed: (1) Are there substantial jurisdictional differences in the prosecution of white-collar cases? if so, (2) Are there corresponding jurisdictional differences in the ...


The Sentence Bargaining Of Upperworld And Underworld Crime In Ten Federal District Courts, Ilene Nagel Bernstein, John Hagan Jan 1979

The Sentence Bargaining Of Upperworld And Underworld Crime In Ten Federal District Courts, Ilene Nagel Bernstein, John Hagan

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This paper explores the use of different types of sentence bargaining tactics in ten federal district courts. We distinguish between proactive and reactive prosecutorial orientation, and hypothesize that proactive prosecution of upperworld crime is associated with more explicit sentence bargaining than is the reactive prosecution of underworld crime. We present evidence for and explanations of this relationship.