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Van stereotype naar vonnis: oderzoek naar de invloed van stereotypering op basis van geslacht en etniciteit van de verdachte op het vonnis

Backers, P.W. (2013) Van stereotype naar vonnis: oderzoek naar de invloed van stereotypering op basis van geslacht en etniciteit van de verdachte op het vonnis.

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Abstract:This study investigates whether stereotypes based upon sex and ethnicity of a defendant are indicators of the degree of sentencing. The sample of 62 senior law-students were given a case-description to assess and a questionnaire to complete, involving stereotypes based upon the dimensions warmth and competence from the Stereotype Content Model. Results showed that males were given higher sentencing than women. No significant differences in sentencing were found between Caucasian and Black people. Males were given higher scores on competence, yet lower scores on warmth than women. Caucasian people were given higher scores on both warmth and competence than Black people. Regression analysis showed a stronger relation between stereotype competence and a higher sentencing when the defendant is male and a stronger negative relation between stereotype warmth and sentencing when the defendant is female. Again, no significant differences were found regarding ethnicity. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/63180
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