Principles and Values in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice: Essays in Honour of Andrew Ashworth

Hardcover | August 20, 2012

EditorJulian V. Roberts, Lucia Zedner

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Celebrating the scholarship of Andrew Ashworth, Vinerian Professor of English Law at the University of Oxford, this collection brings together leading international scholars to explore questions of principle and value in criminal law and criminal justice. Internationally renowned forelaborating a body of principles and values that should underpin criminalization, the criminal process, and sentencing, Ashworth's contribution to the field over forty years of scholarship has been immense. Advancing his project of exploring normative issues at the heart of criminal law and criminaljustice, the contributors examine the important and fascinating debates in which Ashworth's influence has been greatest.The essays fall into three distinct but related areas, reflecting Ashworth's primary spheres of influence. Those in Part 1 address the import and role of principles in the development of a just criminal law, with contributions focusing upon core tenets such as the presumption of innocence, fairness,accountability, the principles of criminal liability, and the grounds for defences. Part 2 addresses questions of human rights and due process protections in both domestic and international law. In Part 3 the essays are addressed to core issues in sentencing and punishment: they explore questions ofequality, proportionality, adherence to the rule of law, the totality principle (in respect of multiple offences), wrongful acquittals, and unduly lenient sentences. Together they demonstrate how important Ashworth's work has been in shaping how we think about criminal law and criminal justice, andmake their own invaluable contribution to contemporary discussions of criminalization and punishment.

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Celebrating the scholarship of Andrew Ashworth, Vinerian Professor of English Law at the University of Oxford, this collection brings together leading international scholars to explore questions of principle and value in criminal law and criminal justice. Internationally renowned forelaborating a body of principles and values that shou...

Lucia Zedner is Professor of Criminal Justice in the Faculty of Law and a member of the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford. She is currently the General Editor of the Oxford University Press monograph series Clarendon Studies in Criminology. With Andrew Ashworth, Professor Zedner is currently co-directing a three-year ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:375 pagesPublished:August 20, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Foreword by Roger Hood: Andrew Ashworth: A TributeLucia Zedner and Julian Roberts: Editors' IntroductionPart 1. Criminal Law1. John Gardner: Ashworth on Principles2. Nicola Lacey: Principles, Policies, and Politics of Criminal Law3. Jeremy Horder: Criminal Attempt, the Rule of Law, and Accountability in Criminal Law4. R.A. Duff: Presuming Innocence5. Victor Tadros: Fair Labelling and Social Solidarity6. Douglas Husak: Distraction and Negligence7. Andrew Simester: On Justifications and Excuses8. Barry Mitchell: Years of Provocation, Followed by a Loss of ControlPart 2. Criminal Process and Human Rights9. Liora Lazarus: Positive Obligations and Criminal Justice: Duties to Protect or Coerce?10. Mike Redmayne: Exploring Entrapment11. Paul Roberts: Excluding Evidence as Protecting Constitutional or Human Rights?12. Dirk van Zyl Smit: Community Sanctions and European Human Rights Law13. Andreas von Hirsch and Vivian Schorscher: A System of International Criminal Justice for Human Rights Violations: What is the General Justification for its Existence?Part 3. Sentencing14. Kate Warner: Equality Before the Law and Equal Impact of Sanctions: Doing Justice to Differences in Wealth and Employment Status15. Elaine Player: Sentencing Women: Towards Gender Equality16. Malcolm Thorburn: Proportionate Sentencing and the Rule of Law17. Martin Wasik: Concurrent and Consecutive Sentences Revisited18. Michael Tonry: 'Wrongful' Acquittals and 'Unduly Lenient' Sentences - Misconceived Problems that Provoke Unjust Solutions