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dc.contributor.authorPeterson, Jessica
dc.date2013-05-03
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-07T18:42:37Z
dc.date.available2015-01-07T18:42:37Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier124en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/7256
dc.description.abstractResearchers have conducted numerous studies and assessments regarding racial disparities in the criminal justice system. However, there is not much literature concerning the effects of physical appearance on sentencing. In the current study, the effects of race, facial hair, visible tattoos, visible scars, body mass index, and crime type on the sentencing of sex offenders was examined. The results indicate that crime type and physical factors such as visible tattoos and scars, do affect sentence severity. Limitations and further research possibilities are discussed.
dc.titleDo Looks Matter? Effects of Sex Offender Appearance on Sentencing
etd.degree.departmentCriminal Justice
local.collegeAddRan College of Liberal Arts
local.collegeJohn V. Roach Honors College
local.departmentCriminal Justice


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