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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
Price: £319.00

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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition was published, see:
Sentencing and Punishment: The Quest for Justice 3rd ed isbn 9780199693535

Sentencing and Punishment: The Quest for Punishment 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780199218103
New Edition ISBN: 9780199693535
Previous Edition ISBN: 0199270872
Published: September 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



The second edition of this innovative text provides an accessible account of recent developments in sentencing and punishment from the standpoint of penal theories, policy aims, punishment practice and human rights. It reviews - from philosophical, legal and practical perspectives - changing ideas as to what counts as 'just' punishment, and provides an integrated discussion of the law and legitimacy of the process of calculating and implementing punishment.

Sentencing and Punishment covers the key themes and topics studied on sentencing and punishment courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It explains and evaluates recent and proposed changes in penal policy and sentencing practice and gives a detailed account of punishment in custody and the community.