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Sentencing and punishment : the quest for justice

Author: Susan M Easton; Christine Piper
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This text presents an overview of sentencing and punishment from penological, social policy and legal perspectives. It provides an accessible account of the changing attitudes of the public, policy makers and the judiciary regarding what constitutes 'just' punishment.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan M Easton; Christine Piper
ISBN: 9780199218103 0199218102
OCLC Number: 228195037
Description: xxx, 514 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: New penology and new policies --
Just constraints? sentencing discretion and retributivist principles --
'Just deserts' : developments in retributivist sentencing --
Utility and deterrence --
Risk and danger --
Making amends --
Mitigating the sentence? --
Treating children differently --
Justice in the modern prison --
Equality and difference in punishment --
Experiencing imprisonment --
Just punishment in the community --
Punishing young offenders --
Future directions.
Responsibility: Susan Easton and Christine Piper.
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