Sentencing and Punishment: The Quest for Justice by Susan EastonSentencing and Punishment: The Quest for Justice by Susan Easton

Sentencing and Punishment: The Quest for Justice

bySusan Easton, Christine Piper

Paperback | June 25, 2016

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Examining the theoretical debates behind the headlines and engaging with current debates, Sentencing and Punishment provides thoughtful, impartial, and unbiased coverage of sentencing and punishment in the UK. Collectively, Susan Easton and Christine Piper are highly experienced teachers andresearchers in this field, making them perfectly placed to deliver this lively account of a highly dynamic subject area. The book takes a thorough and systematic approach to sentencing and punishment, examining key topics from legal, philosophical, and practical perspectives. Offering in-depth and detailed coverage, while remaining succinct and readable, the authors deliver a balanced approach to the subject. Chaptersummaries, discussion questions, and case studies help students to engage with the subject, apply their knowledge, and reflect upon debates. Fully reworked, restructured, and updated for this edition, and incorporating changes following the 2015 general election; this is the essential guide for anyone studying sentencing and punishment as part of a law or criminology course. The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre featuring:* Regular updates on case law, new legislation and key developments* Web links to further reading suggestions for each chapter of the book* Guidance on answering end of chapter questions * An online version of the textbook glossary
Susan Easton is Professor of Law at Brunel Law School, a barrister and editor of the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law. She has a particular research interest in prisoners' rights and the experience of imprisonment. Christine Piper is an Emeritus Professor at Brunel Law School, and a member of the editorial board of C...
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Title:Sentencing and Punishment: The Quest for JusticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pagesPublished:June 25, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019874482X

ISBN - 13:9780198744825

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Table of Contents

Part I: Sentencing Principles, Policies, and Issues1. Developing penal policy2. Structuring sentencing3. Calculating 'just deserts'4. Utility and deterrence5. Risk and danger6. Instead of punishment?7. Impact on victims and offendersPart II: Punishment: Law, Policy, and Practice8. Justice in the modern prison9. Experiencing imprisonment10. Punishment and rehabilitation in the community11. Young offenders and court options

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"An excellent consideration of sentencing policy with reference to theory and research, bringing together criminological debates, sentencing policy and examples to contextualise issues." --Dr Jennifer Sloan, Sheffield Hallam University