Friday, April 10, 2009

Aviram on Decisions to Imprison

Hadar Aviram has published a review of Rasmus Wandall's book, Decisions to Imprison: Court Decision-Making Inside and Outside the Law (Ashgate, 2007), which focuses on the question of when to imprison those convicted of crimes. Although Hadar would have liked some discussion of the impact of race and ethnicity, she found Wandall's book overall a "fascinating and important enterprise, which takes seriously what judges and other actors say, and not just what they do." The review is at 43(1) Law & Soc'y Rev. 239 (2009).

1 comment:

The Real News said...

Hadar Aviram is one scary woman.

Professor Aviram is conducting a "web based" survey, bad enough alone, but the answer choices are so limited, it's hard to imagine what if anything of value can be determined.

Not answered or even addressed is misogyny in the courts and penal system. Such as the number of incarcerated women who wind up pregnant. Or state-sponsored misogyny with pension benefits. See