Sentencing and Sanctions in Western Countries

Paperback | May 15, 2001

EditorMichael Tonry, Richard S. Frase

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This collection of original essays surveys the evolution of sentencing policies and practices in Western countries over the past twenty-five years. Contributors address plea-bargaining, community service, electronic monitoring, standards of use of incarceration, and legal perspectives onsentencing policy developments, among other topics. Sentencing and Sanctions in Western Countries provides a range of scholars and students excellent cross-national knowledge of sentencing laws and practices, when and why they have changed over time, and with what effects.

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This collection of original essays surveys the evolution of sentencing policies and practices in Western countries over the past twenty-five years. Contributors address plea-bargaining, community service, electronic monitoring, standards of use of incarceration, and legal perspectives onsentencing policy developments, among other topi...

Michael Tonry and Richard Frase are both at University of Minnesota Law School.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:May 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195138619

ISBN - 13:9780195138610

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"For the policy maker, researcher, academic, or anyone who has serious interests and concerns about sentencing, the advice is simple: Read this book. You will not be disappointed. It investigates the relationship of sentencing policy to crime and punishment practices and the social andpolitical climate of several western nations, including Finland, Germany, Australia, England and Wales, the United States, and the Netherlands. The book reminds us of the importance of developing a broader perspective on sentencing, looking at international standards of acceptability and elaboratingthe cross-national "project" of sentencing reform."-Anthony N. Doob, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto