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Sentencing and punishment : the quest for justice

Author: Susan M Easton; Christine Piper
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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This innovative text provides an accessible account of recent developments in sentencing and punishment from the standpoint of penal theories, policy aims, punishment practice and human rights. It reviews - from philosophical, legal and practical perspectives - changing ideas as to what counts as 'just' punishment, and provides an integrated discussion of the law and legitimacy of the process of calculating and  Read more...
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Easton, Susan M.
Sentencing and punishment.
(DLC) 2012936276
(OCoLC)779863513
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan M Easton; Christine Piper
ISBN: 9780191666452 0191666459
OCLC Number: 867050184
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 495 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Incluence on penal policy --
Structuring sentencing --
"Just deserts" : seriousness and proportionality in 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 --
Sentencing and punishment in context.
Responsibility: Susan Easton and Christine Piper.
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This textbook presents an overview of the theory, law and practice of sentencing and punishment from penological, policy and legal perspectives. It provides an accessible account of changing  Read more...

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