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Sentencing: A Coherent Approach

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ISBN13: 9781858006505
Published: December 2011
Publisher: Round Hall Press
Country of Publication: Ireland
Format: Hardback
Price: £76.00

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Sentencing: Towards a Coherent System accepts that judicial discretion is essential to deliver fair and effective sentences but argues that further initiatives are needed to eliminate disparity and produce more consistency of approach on the part of trial courts and appeal courts.

  • Surveys sentencing developments over the past 25 years in Britain, the United States, Commonwealth countries and elsewhere
  • Identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the strategies available to structure judicial discretion
  • Examines American-style sentencing guidelines, Mandatory sentences, Judiciallydeveloped principles, Sentencing information systems and Narrative guidance

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Irish Law
Principled sentencing – why it matters
The value of judicial sentencing;
Discretion and rules in the criminal process;
Mandatory penalties
Statutory and judicially developed principles
Sentencing commissions and sentencing guidelines
Sentencing information systems;
Choice of penalty
Early release from prison;
Structured sentencing – policies, principles and decisions.