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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Sentencing and Punishment: The Quest for Justice 4th ed isbn 9780198744825

Sentencing and Punishment: The Quest for Justice 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9780199693535
New Edition ISBN: 9780198744825
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199218103
Published: June 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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. The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre featuring: - Updates on case law, new legislation and key developments - Further reading suggestions for each chapter of the book - Guidance on answering end of chapter questions

Criminal Law, Criminology
1. New penology and new policies
2. Just constraints? Sentencing discretion and retributivist priciples
3. 'Just deserts': developments in retributivist sentencing
4. Utility and deterrence
5. Risk and danger
6. Making amends
7. Mitigating the sentence
8. Treating children differently
9. Justice in the modern prison
10. Equality and difference in punishment
11. Experiencing imprisonment
12. Just punishment in the community
13. Punishing young offenders
14. Future directions