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Sentencing and Punishment : The Quest for Justice (Paperback) (Susan Easton & Christine Piper)

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Sentencing and Punishment: The Quest for Justice, Third Edition, provides an accessible account of recent developments in sentencing and punishment from the standpoint of penal theories, policy aims, punishment practice, and human rights. From philosophical, legal, and practical perspectives, it reviews 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. FEATURES* Offers a comprehensive review of sentencing law, penal policy, and penal justification* Reviews the practice of punishment in general and refers to human rights issues where appropriate* Provides a detailed account of punishment in custody and the community* Covers the key themes and topics studied on sentencing and punishment courses, using case studies and discussion questions to encourage students to reinforce their knowledge by relating theory to practice* Accompanied by a Companion Website ( 9780199693535), which includes updates on case law, new legislation, and key developments in the field; further reading suggestions for each chapter of the book; and guidance on answering end-of-chapter questionsNEW TO THIS EDITION* Takes account of the impact of the relevant sentencing provisions of the Coroners and Justice Act and Criminal Justice and Immigration Act* Includes more discussion of prisoners' human rights, especially their voting rights* More focus on the rights and safeguarding of children and young people* Includes more material on contestability and payment by results in relation to community programs* Presents recent and proposed changes in relation to sentencing "dangerous" offenders* Discusses the implications of changes in equality law for the experience of imprisonment
Number of Pages: 493
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Criminal Law / Sentencing
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Susan Easton & Christine Piper
Language: English
Street Date: July 26, 2016
TCIN: 51280251
UPC: 9780198744825
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-5489

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