Reform and Punishment (Cambridge Criminal Justice Series) by Sue Rex, Michael Tonry

By Sue Rex, Michael Tonry

During this e-book a gaggle of major experts within the box handle the foremost concerns surrounding the way forward for sentencing in Britain, within the mild really of the hugely influential Halliday document. those proposals for reform volume to the only such a lot formidable and entire set of proposals for reconstituting the sentencing procedure of a common-law state, and comprise proposals to interchange current sentencing statutes, the institution of a sentencing fee and sentencing directions, and the construction of a sentence evaluate functionality within the judiciary. in addition to addressing the key problems with the Halliday record the chapters during this publication transcend this to discover the wider set of coverage difficulties and implications that are raised, drawing upon reports of reform in different jurisdictions and contexts, relatively that of america. This booklet could be crucial interpreting for anyone with an curiosity sooner or later of sentencing or the longer term path of the legal justice procedure as a complete.

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The best that can be hoped is that people will have a more realistic appreciation of the sentencing process, and this may involve conveying a limited number of important messages, of which the following are examples: ( that attrition in the criminal justice system means that there are clear limits on the ability of the sentencing process to affect aggregate crime rates; ( that relative to other western nations, sentencers in England and Wales are not particularly lenient; ( that sentences of imprisonment do generally adhere to proportionality requirements which are central to public conceptions of sentencing; ( that sentences of imprisonment are affected by parole not exclusively for the benefit of the offender but because graduated release offers better hopes for preventing further offending; ( that community punishments can carry meaningful consequences for the offender; ( that violation of community punishments results in a vigorous response from the courts.

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