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Sociology & Anthropology
This research investigates institutional discrimination in the Gallatin and Lewis and Clark County Courts exhibited in the sentencing phase of trial. Through an investigation ofthe sentences given by these courts in 1997, as well as the demographic factors ofthe offenders receiving sentences, institutional discrimination was apparent to some extent. The factors involved in this process are further explored through an examination of relevant sociological theory
Cosgrove, Benji, "Sentence Disparity in Lewis and Clark and Gallatin Counties" (1999). Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Theses. 14.