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Remorse: Psychological and Jurisprudential Perspectives

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ISBN13: 9780754675891
Published: November 2010
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This volume draws on Psychology and Law to present an interdisciplinary study of remorse. The psychological treatment first examines the definition, features, and relationship of remorse to other emotions. Secondly, the personal effects of remorse, as a form of psychological distress, and the effects of remorse on future behaviour are explored. Thirdly, the influence of remorse on judgments by other people are discussed. The legal analysis expounds the relevant law on remorse in sentencing as it is found in a number of jurisdictions, and then examines the jurisprudential and policy bases for such laws. Finally, the legal and psychological perspectives are integrated in a discussion of the role of remorse in restorative justice approaches. This book will benefit both theoreticians in Psychology and Law and practitioners in these disciplines

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Criminal Law, Jurisprudence
Scenes and stories of remorse
Analysing remorse
a philosophical approach
Remorse and related emotions: a psychological approach
The interpersonal effects of remorse
Proving remorse
Remorse as a mitigating factor in sentencing
Absence of remorse as an aggravating factor in sentencing