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Thomas' Sentencing Referencer 2017

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ISBN13: 9780414060821
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414051065
To be Published: October 2016
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £59.00

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Thomas’ Sentencing Referencer gives authoritative guidance on over 100 different sentencing orders, principles and topics, using a practical A-Z layout for easy navigation and quick answers in and out of court.

The 2017 edition has been revised to incorporate the latest sentencing developments from both statute and case law. These include changes to the statutory surcharge regime, new sentencing powers under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 and an extension of the alcohol and abstinence monitoring requirement. Additionally, there are new sections on Appeals and Attorney General’s references and three new quick reference tables. as requested by members of the judiciary.

Part 1 details the various sentencing orders, procedure, topics and principles. 

Part 2 sets out the maximum sentences for the most common indictable offences.  

Part 3 includes the most commonly referred to schedules, such as CJA 2003 Schs.15, 15B and 18A, SOA 2003 Schs.3 and 5 and SCA 2007 Sch.1.

Part 4 includes flow charts and tables for topics such as minimum sentences, guilty plea discounts and driving disqualification.

The 2017 edition:
  • Includes a reference to statute, case law, Sentencing Council Guideline or Practice Direction for each proposition contained within the book.
  • Details almost all the sentencing orders available to the courts, setting out the key points and the conditions which must be satisfied prior to their imposition, with guidance from case law where appropriate.
  • Emphasises the dates from which particular provisions apply.
  • Features a new table setting out the key points in relation to all minimum sentences, including the departure tests and guilty plea reduction availability and extent.
  • Contains sections which are structured chronologically, with the text arranged in the order in which the issues are likely to arise during proceedings.
  • Directs readers towards more extensive analysis with cross-references to Archbold and Current Sentencing Practice.
  • Includes details of all sentencing guidelines and the date from which they were in force.
  • Sets out details of the offender of particular concern order with guidance from the Court of Appeal.

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