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dc.contributor.authorDaly, Kathleen
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-03T04:55:26Z
dc.date.available2019-09-03T04:55:26Z
dc.date.issued1987
dc.identifier.issn0023-9216en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/3053522en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/386905
dc.description.abstractMany explanations have been proposed for gender differences in criminal court outcomes, but none has been grounded in a systematic study of the reasoning processes used by court officials in sanctioning male and female defendants. Interviews with thirty-five court offi- cials (prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers, and judges) are presented here to assess extant theory and to offer a reconceptual- ization of why gender differences may emerge in the course of "doing justice." The interviews reveal that the sanctioning process is struc- tured by familial paternalism, that is, a concern to protect family life, men's and women's labor for families, and those dependent on de- fendants. Familial paternalism more accurately explains family- and gender-based disparities in sentencing than existing social control ar- guments, and it is distinguished from female paternalism, which is based on the view that women, as the "weaker sex," are subject to greater court protection than men before the criminal court.en_US
dc.publisherWiley Blackwellen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom267en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto290en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLaw & Society Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume21en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLawen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801en_US
dc.titleStructure and Practice of Familial-Based Justice in a Criminal Courten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDaly, K, Structure and Practice of Familial-Based Justice in a Criminal Court, Law & Society Review, 1987, 21 (2), pp. 267-290en_US
dc.date.updated2019-09-03T03:37:27Z
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gro.griffith.authorDaly, Kathleen


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