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.
Table of 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.