Sentencing and Criminal Justice

Sentencing and Criminal Justice

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Providing unrivalled coverage of one of the most high-profile stages in the criminal justice process, this book examines the key issues in sentencing policy and practice. It provides an up-to-date account of the legislation on sentencing together with the ever-increasing amount of Court of Appeal case law. The law in relation to elements of the wider criminal justice system is examined, including the prison and probation services. The aim of the book is to examine English sentencing law in its context, drawing not only upon legislation and the decisions of the courts but also upon the findings of research and on theoretical justifications for punishment. This new edition has been extensively revised to integrate the new laws introduced by the Criminal Justice Act 2003, which has brought sweeping reforms into English sentencing.show more

Product details

  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1139051962
  • 9781139051965

Review quote

'A book that brings a sharply focused perspective to the problems of sentencing and criminal justice... Ashworth provides a wealth of thoughtful and stimulating insights. His work is essential reading for anybody, student or practitioner, with an interest in sentencing.' Review of a previous edition in the Criminal Law Review 'His book continues to provide unrivalled coverage of one of one of the most high profile stages in the criminal justice process - sentencing - and remains the foremost statement on sentencing for practitioners and academics.' Phillip Taylor MBE, Richmond Green Chambersshow more

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.show more

About Andrew Ashworth

Vinerian Professor of English Law, University of Oxford.show more

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