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20 American Criminal Law Review 259 (1982)


In this Article, Professors Hagan and Nagel report upon their study of sentencing patterns in white-collar cases tried in the Southern District of New York between 1963 and 1976. Using multiple regression analysis, the authors first demonstrate a strong correlation between lenient sentencing practices and white-collar offenses. The authors then focus their study upon various white-collar crimes, using multiple regression analysis to reveal that considerable variation exists between sentencing patterns for the different white-collar offenses and for the different types of defendants sentenced in the Southern District during the period under study.