SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.36 issue1Crianças em acolhimento residencial: Conteúdo temático das suas narrativas de vidaPreditores das atitudes negativas face ao envelhecimento e face à sexualidade na terceira idade author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO

Share


Análise Psicológica

Print version ISSN 0870-8231On-line version ISSN 1646-6020

Abstract

BOTELHO, Mónica  and  GONCALVES, Rui Abrunhosa. Julgar quem mata: A decisão judicial em processos-crime de homicídio. Aná. Psicológica [online]. 2018, vol.36, n.1, pp.15-29. ISSN 0870-8231.  http://dx.doi.org/10.14417/ap.1336.

What is appreciated by judges in a homicide process in Portugal still has a long investigative course to pursue in the field of psychology. This exploratory research aims to analyze differences in the extent of the penalty applied according to the elements identified in the judgments. It also seeks to know if there are any differences between decisions in the first and second instances. The following results are noted: judges tend to apply higher penalties when the victims gender is female; they sentencing offenders to higher penalties when they use the right to remain silence, consubstantiating these two factors, extralegal factors. It was also found that the measure of the penalty is less when the offender shown regret. It was verified that no variable related to the characteristics of the offender was statistically significant. The results are discussed, and the participation of extralegal factors in the judicial decision-making are highlighted.

Keywords : Judicial decision-making; Homicide; Judges; Extralegal.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License