Censure and Sanctions

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byAndrew von Hirsch

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A number of jurisdictions, including England and Wales after their adoption of the 1991 Criminal Justice Act, require that sentences be `proportionate' to the severity of the crime. This book, written by the leading architect of `just deserts' sentencing theory, discusses how sentences may bescaled proportionately to the gravity of the crime. Topics dealt with include how the idea of a penal censure justifies proportionate sentences; how a penalty scale should be `anchored' to reduce overall punishment levels; how non-custodial penalties should be graded and used; and how politicalpressures impinge on sentencing policies.

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A number of jurisdictions, including England and Wales after their adoption of the 1991 Criminal Justice Act, require that sentences be `proportionate' to the severity of the crime. This book, written by the leading architect of `just deserts' sentencing theory, discusses how sentences may bescaled proportionately to the gravity of the...

Andrew von Hirsch is at University of Cambridge.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198262418

ISBN - 13:9780198262411

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`'Von Hirsch's volume is valuable, as it does perhaps the best one can do in seeking to develop a sentencing theory guided by proportionalist requirements.''Law and Philosophy