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Content analysis of remorse in SA sentencing remarks

posted on 2022-06-29, 05:48 authored by Michael ProeveMichael Proeve

Frequencies of types of evidence for remorse, sources of evidence, and aspects of sentencing in which remorse is mentioned in judges' sentencing remarks for SA higher court cases 2016-17. Sentencing remarks are divided into three types: where judge found that remorse was present, where the judge foudn that remorse was absent or could not be considered in sentencing, or where remorse was discussed in sentencing remarks (remorse raised) but not clearly found to be present by the judge. Data are from the publication: 

 When ‘I did it’ is not enough: content analysis of remorse in sentencing remarks, publshed online in Current Issues in Criminal Justice.



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