Persistent offender law
racial disparity, patterned offenses, and unintended effects
|Subject||LAW -- Criminal Law -- General. -- bisacsh
Preventive detention -- United States.
Preventive detention. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01076113
Race relations. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01086509
Recidivists -- United States.
Recidivists. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01091375
Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01112638
Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- United States.
Considering sentencing under persistent offender laws, Rodriguez examines the correlations between sentence and race and ethnicity. Her study uses sentencing data on repeat and third-strike offenders in Washington state to assess the effect of legal and extralegal variables on sentencing outcomes and the pattern of offenses committed. In addition, interviews with prosecutors and defense attorneys throughout the state provide contextual information on the impacts of the law. Rodriguez finds that racial disparity is confined to specific offense types and mitigated by other legal variables.