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Sentencing and Criminal Justice

Law in Context

By (author) Andrew Ashworth
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Published: 4th Feb 2010
Dimensions: w 170mm h 244mm d 22mm
Weight: 796g
ISBN-10: 0521748755
ISBN-13: 9780521748759
Barcode No: 9780521748759
Synopsis
Andrew Ashworth expertly examines the key issues in English sentencing policy and practice including the mechanisms for producing sentencing guidelines. He considers the most high-profile stages in the criminal justice process such as the Court of Appeal's approach to the custody threshold, the framework for the sentencing of young offenders and the abiding problems of previous convictions in sentencing. Taking into account the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 and the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, the book's inter-disciplinary approach places the legislation and guidelines on sentencing in the context of criminological research, statistical trends and theories of punishment. By examining the law in relation to elements of the wider criminal justice system, including the prison and probation services, students gain a rounded perspective on the relevant principles and problems of sentencing and criminal justice.

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"As expected of Professor Andrew Ashworth, the fifth edition of this undergraduate and postgraduate textbook is well written, up-to-date and contains much grist for the mill.'" - The Criminal Lawyer