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  1. Affect and the Judicial Assessment of Offenders: Feeling and Judging Remorse.Kate Rossmanith - 2015 - Body and Society 21 (2):167-193.
    In most common law jurisdictions worldwide, an offender’s remorse is a mitigating factor in sentencing. It matters whether or not a person who has committed a crime is truly sorry for what they have done. And yet how judges evaluate such expressions is unclear. Drawing on 18 interviews with judges in the New South Wales criminal justice system in Australia, this article examines the status of offenders’ live, sworn evidence in the judiciary’s assessment of offenders’ remorse. These interviews with the (...)
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