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dc.contributor.authorBergstrøm, Henriette
dc.contributor.authorEvjetun, Pål
dc.contributor.authorBendixen, Mons
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-28T15:48:38Z
dc.date.available2017-11-28T15:48:38Z
dc.date.issued2017-10-11
dc.identifier.citationBergstrøm, H. et al (2017) 'Punishment justifications in rape cases: a community study', Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, 18 (2):123.en
dc.identifier.issn14043858
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14043858.2017.1387451
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621993
dc.description.abstractNorway is one of the countries with the most progressive criminal justice systems in the Western world. Traditionally, the Norwegian criminal justice system has been mainly based on treatment and deterrence perspectives. While it is believed that criminal justice practices should be in accordance with public attitudes, few studies in Scandinavia have investigated public attitudes towards criminal justice sanctions in a methodologically sound manner. The current study is the first to investigate the attitudes of the Norwegian public towards punishment of rapists. In a Norwegian community sample (N = 475) from 2005, participants found the typical sentencing severity of a convicted rapist too lenient. The participants did report that as a global sentencing orientation, they preferred incapacitation. When presented with a specific rape case, their sentencing judgements were oriented towards both incapacitation and retribution, but their global orientation were not related to their specific judgements. Aggravating circumstances (e.g. violence was used) were found to influence the participants’ judgements more than when no aggravating circumstances were present (e.g. no violence was used). Few gender or educational differences were found, which indicates that these attitudes towards punishment of rapists are quite consistent across demographical groups.
dc.description.sponsorshipNorwegian University of Science and Technologyen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14043858.2017.1387451en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Preventionen
dc.subjectAttitudesen
dc.subjectPunishmenten
dc.subjectCriminal justiceen
dc.subjectCommunity engagementen
dc.titlePunishment justifications in rape cases: a community study.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn16512340
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentNorwegian University of Science and Technologyen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Preventionen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Social Sciences, University of Derby, Derby, UK
dc.contributor.institutionPedagogical-Psychological Services for Nøtterøy and Tjøme Municipalities, Nøtterøy, Norway
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
html.description.abstractNorway is one of the countries with the most progressive criminal justice systems in the Western world. Traditionally, the Norwegian criminal justice system has been mainly based on treatment and deterrence perspectives. While it is believed that criminal justice practices should be in accordance with public attitudes, few studies in Scandinavia have investigated public attitudes towards criminal justice sanctions in a methodologically sound manner. The current study is the first to investigate the attitudes of the Norwegian public towards punishment of rapists. In a Norwegian community sample (N = 475) from 2005, participants found the typical sentencing severity of a convicted rapist too lenient. The participants did report that as a global sentencing orientation, they preferred incapacitation. When presented with a specific rape case, their sentencing judgements were oriented towards both incapacitation and retribution, but their global orientation were not related to their specific judgements. Aggravating circumstances (e.g. violence was used) were found to influence the participants’ judgements more than when no aggravating circumstances were present (e.g. no violence was used). Few gender or educational differences were found, which indicates that these attitudes towards punishment of rapists are quite consistent across demographical groups.


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