Fundamentals of Sentencing Theory: Essays in Honour of Andrew von Hirsch by Andrew Ashworth

Fundamentals of Sentencing Theory: Essays in Honour of Andrew von Hirsch

EditorAndrew Ashworth, Martin Wasik

Hardcover | September 15, 1998

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The Oxford Monographs On Criminal Law And Justice series aims to cover all aspects of criminal law and procedure including criminal evidence. the scope of the series is wide, encompassing both practical and theoretical works. Series Editor: Professor Andrew Ashworth, Vinerian Professor of English Law, All Souls College, Oxford. This volume is a thematic collection of essays on sentencing theory by leading writers. The essays fall into three groups. Part I considers the underlying justifications for the imposition of punishment by the State, and examines the relationship between victims, offenders and the State. Part IIaddresses a number of areas of sentencing policy that have given rise to particular difficulty, such as the sentencing of drug offenders, the rationale for discounting sentences for multiple offenders, the existence of special sentencing for young offenders, and cases where the injury done to thevictim is of a different magnitude from what might have been expected. Part III raises various questions about the unequal impact on offenders of different sentencing measures, and examines the extent to which sentences should be adjusted to take account of these different impacts and of broadersocial inequalities. This volume is dedicated to Professor Andrew von Hirsch, whose continuing work on sentencing theory provided the stimulus for the collection.

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Andrew Ashworth is Vinerian Professor of English law at All Souls College, Oxford. Martin Wasik is Professor of Law at Manchester University.
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Title:Fundamentals of Sentencing Theory: Essays in Honour of Andrew von HirschFormat:HardcoverDimensions:310 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:September 15, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Foundations of the Power to Punish1. McCormick and Garland: Soverign States and vengeful Victims: the Problem of the Right to Punish2. Gardner: Crime: In Proportion and In Perspective3. Bottoms: Five Puzzles in von Hirsch's Theory of PunishmentPart II: Troublesome Issues in Sentencing Theory4. Wasik: Crime Seriousness and the Offender-Victim Relationship in Sentencing5. Jarebourg: Why Bulk Discounts in Multiple Offence Sentencing?6. Duff: Dangerousness and Citizenship7. Zedner: Sentencing Young Offenders8. Husak: Desert, Proportionality, and the Seriousness of Drug OffencesPart III: Relating Theory to Contemporary Punishment Practice9. Hudson: Doing Justice to Difference10. Ashworth and Player: Sentencing, Equal Treatment, and the Impact of Sanctions11. Kleinig: The Hardness of Hard Treatment