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Sentencing and Criminal Justice

6th Edition



Part of Law in Context

  • Date Published: August 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107652019

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  • Now in its sixth edition, Sentencing and Criminal Justice has been extensively rewritten to reflect recent legislation, guidelines and judicial decisions. New material includes comparative sentencing research, which looks at models from other countries in comparison with the approach in England and Wales, and an additional chapter focusing on civil preventive orders and other ancillary orders. Written with clarity of expression coupled with critical analysis, this textbook offers an unrivalled combination of expertise, accessibility and coverage. This is the essential text for anyone interested in criminal justice.

    • The author is a leading authority on the subject
    • Offers clarity of explanation coupled with critical analysis
    • Restructured to reflect recent changes including sentencing guidelines, the role of the Sentencing Council and comparative sentencing developments
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Sentencing is one of the key parts of the Criminal Justice System. Ashworth's scholarly exposition of the context of sentencing, and of the many factors which influence the sentences that are passed, offers a very readable account of this complex subject. It is a 'must-read' text for all students of sentencing.' Peter Hungerford-Welch, City University London

    'Andrew Ashworth's Sentencing and Criminal Justice is the indispensable text for all students of English sentencing law, policy and practice, as well as an excellent introduction to the range of custodial and non-custodial sanctions and measures available to the English courts. This sixth edition is meticulously researched, well organised and highly readable, and will reward both readers who are new to its subject matter and scholars wishing to update their knowledge in a rapidly changing field.' Gwen Robinson, Reader in Criminal Justice, University of Sheffield

    'This excellent volume gives the reader a critical, scholarly and up-to-date analysis of sentencing and criminal justice in England and Wales in a comparative context. This latest edition contains important new chapters on civil preventive and other ancillary orders as well as 'the punitive state'. A comprehensive yet highly accessible text which has become an essential source book for both academics and students.' Anne-Marie McAlinden, Queen's University Belfast

    '… authoritative guide through the minefield, asking (and answering) important questions, not only about the law, but also about priorities, principles and practice. Students will find that this book will really help them to shape their own ideas and thoughts.' Nicola Padfield, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

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    Product details

    • Edition: 6th Edition
    • Date Published: August 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107652019
    • length: 566 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 175 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.1kg
    • contains: 13 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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. Ancillary orders and civil preventive orders
    12. Special sentencing powers
    13. Procedural issues at sentencing
    14. Sentencing, guidelines and the punitive state

  • Author

    Andrew Ashworth, University of Oxford
    Andrew Ashworth is Vinerian Professor of English Law Emeritus, University of Oxford, and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He was a member of the Sentencing Advisory Panel for eleven years and Chairman from 2007 to 2010.

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