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Published: 26 July 2012

528 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199693535

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Sentencing and Punishment

The Quest for Justice

Third Edition

Susan Easton and Christine Piper

Sentencing and Punishment: The Quest for Justice, Third Edition, provides an accessible account of recent developments in sentencing and punishment from the standpoint of penal theories, policy aims, punishment practice, and human rights. From philosophical, legal, and practical perspectives, it reviews changing ideas as to what counts as "just" punishment, and provides an integrated discussion of the law and legitimacy of the process of calculating and implementing punishment.

New to this Edition:

  • Takes account of the impact of the relevant sentencing provisions of the Coroners and Justice Act and Criminal Justice and Immigration Act
  • Includes more discussion of prisoners' human rights, especially their voting rights
  • More focus on the rights and safeguarding of children and young people
  • Includes more material on contestability and payment by results in relation to community programs
  • Presents recent and proposed changes in relation to sentencing "dangerous" offenders
  • Discusses the implications of changes in equality law for the experience of imprisonment

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