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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
Price: £170.00

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Deserved Criminal Sentences

ISBN13: 9781509902668
To be Published: December 2016
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £35.00

This book provides an overview of a theory of criminal sanctioning that emphasises the degree of seriousness of the criminal offence in deciding the severity of a convicted offender’s sentence. This approach calls for a supporting rationale, and the rationale addressed herein is often (especially in English- language discussion) referred to as the “desert model”. “Desert”, understood literally, is simply that which is deserved, and a variety of reasons (including traditional retributive conceptions) might be offered on how much punishment offenders deserve. The "desert model" defended here, however, is a newer rather than a traditional account; it is one which has had some considerable influence in contemporary penology, and one which the author of this book has been instrumental in developing over the last decades.

Criminal Law