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Sentencing and Criminal Justice

5th Edition

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  • Date Published: April 2010
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9780511686313
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  • Andrew Ashworth expertly examines the key issues in English sentencing policy and practice including the mechanisms for producing sentencing guidelines. He considers the most high-profile stages in the criminal justice process such as the Court of Appeal's approach to the custody threshold, the framework for the sentencing of young offenders and the abiding problems of previous convictions in sentencing. Taking into account the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 and the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, the book's inter-disciplinary approach places the legislation and guidelines on sentencing in the context of criminological research, statistical trends and theories of punishment. By examining the law in relation to elements of the wider criminal justice system, including the prison and probation services, students gain a rounded perspective on the relevant principles and problems of sentencing and criminal justice.

    • Thorough and careful explanations of the interrelationship between legislation, guidelines and court decisions help students start off on the right foot
    • Clear explanations of sentencing legislation, and how it fits together, allow students to study the principles relevant to sentencing without getting bogged down in legislative technicalities
    • Raises questions about the theoretical and social justifications for particular sentencing laws, thus encouraging students to think about the reasons underlying these State powers
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    01st Oct 2015 by Yakanerr

    this book very interesting good better than other field. i love this book this is my aim that publish

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    Product details

    • Edition: 5th Edition
    • Date Published: April 2010
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511686313
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. An introduction to English sentencing
    2. Sentencing and the constitution
    3. Sentencing aims, principles and policies
    4. Elements of proportionality
    5. Aggravation and mitigation
    6. Persistence, prevention and prediction
    7. Equality before the law
    8. Multiple offenders
    9. Custodial sentencing
    10. Non-custodial sentencing
    11. Procedural issues and ancillary orders
    12. Special sentencing powers
    13. Conclusions.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
    • Sentencing: Theory, Law and Practice
  • Author

    Andrew Ashworth, University of Oxford
    Andrew Ashworth is Vinerian Professor of English Law in the University of Oxford. He was a Member of the Sentencing Advisory Panel from 1999 to 2009, and chairman from 2007 to 2009.

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