Sentencing and Punishment

Sentencing and Punishment The Quest for Justice

2nd Edition

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The second edition of 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. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by an online resource centre that provides students with updates and web-links to key policy sites and documents, together with guidance for students in thinking about the case studies and the questions posed in the book.

Book information

ISBN: 9780199218103
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
Edition: 2nd Edition
DEWEY: 345.420772
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 552
Weight: 937g
Height: 246mm
Width: 171mm
Spine width: 29mm