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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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Sentencing and Punishment: The Quest for Justice 4th ed


ISBN13: 9780198744825
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199693535
Published: May 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £28.99



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Examining the theoretical debates behind the headlines and engaging with current debates, Sentencing and Punishment provides thoughtful, impartial, and unbiased coverage of sentencing and punishment in the UK.

Collectively, Susan Easton and Christine Piper are highly experienced teachers and researchers in this field, making them perfectly placed to deliver this lively account of a highly dynamic subject area.

The book takes a thorough and systematic approach to sentencing and punishment, examining key topics from legal, philosophical, and practical perspectives. Offering in-depth and detailed coverage, while remaining succinct and readable, the authors deliver a balanced approach to the subject.

Chapter summaries, discussion questions, and case studies help students to engage with the subject, apply their knowledge, and reflect upon debates. Fully reworked, restructured, and updated for this edition, and incorporating changes following the 2015 general election; this is the essential guide for anyone studying sentencing and punishment as part of a law or criminology course.

The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre featuring:-

  • Regular updates on case law, new legislation and key developments
  • Web links to further reading suggestions for each chapter of the book
  • Guidance on answering end of chapter questions
  • An online version of the textbook glossary

Subjects:
Criminal Law, Criminology
Contents:
Part I: Sentencing Principles, Policies, and Issues
1: Developing penal policy
2: Structuring sentencing
3: Calculating 'just deserts'
4: Utility and deterrence
5: Risk and danger
6: Instead of punishment?
7: Impact on victims and offenders

Part II: Punishment: Law, Policy, and Practice
8: Justice in the modern prison
9: Experiencing imprisonment
10: Punishment and rehabilitation in the community
11: Young offenders and court options