Sentencing and punishment : the quest for justice /

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Author / Creator:Easton, Susan M.
Edition:2nd ed.
Imprint:Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2008.
Description:xxx, 514 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject:Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- England.
Prison sentences -- England.
Punishment -- England.
Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- Wales.
Prison sentences -- Wales.
Punishment -- Wales.
Prison sentences.
Sentences (Criminal procedure)
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Piper, Christine.
Notes:Previous ed.: 2005.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [459]-503) and index.
Summary: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.