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Ikke kun strenghed - replik om de nordiske retsbevidsthedsundersögelser
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Criminology.
2011 (Danish)In: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kriminalvidenskab, ISSN 0029-1528, Vol. 98, no 3, 228-238 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Reservations have been voiced against the project The general sense of justice in Scandinavia on methodological grounds. The first reservation concerns that the studies in Denmark, Island and Sweden have not used non custodial sanctions for the construction of punitivity scales thereby making the public look less punitive than it otherwise would have done. The answer to this is that the purpose of the project was to analyse the willingness to use imprisonment in relation do different crimes, not to construct a punitivity scale that requires much more research in order not to make it arbitrary. The second reservation concerns the way the filmed versions of trials shown to focus groups were constructed that also would have led to milder judgements than "in reality". Tha answer to this is that studies undertaken within the project do not support the allegation that the accused was presented in a too favourable way. Further research could of course be carried out manipulating the presentation of the accused and other variables but that is a matter of resources. Further metodolicial issues in the project are discussed.    

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2011. Vol. 98, no 3, 228-238 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-66934OAI: diva2:468960
Available from: 2011-12-22 Created: 2011-12-22 Last updated: 2011-12-27Bibliographically approved

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