Australian sentencing : principles and practice

Edney, Richard and Bagaric, Mirko 2007, Australian sentencing : principles and practice, Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Vic..

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Title Australian sentencing : principles and practice
Author(s) Edney, Richard
Bagaric, Mirko
Publication date 2007
Total pages xxxvii, 392 p.
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication Port Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- Australia
Summary Australian Sentencing: Principles and Practice explains the rules, principles, policies and practices that underpin the manner in which people are punished for criminal behaviour in Australia. As well as dealing with sentencing law today, the book provides an extensive analysis of the wider policy, moral, and political consideration which shape sentencing law. It analyses and evaluates existing standards and practices, and suggests how sentencing law should be reformed so that it operates in a fairer, more efficient and effective manner.

Content: Part A: 1. The nature of sentencing and theories of punishment; 2. Plucking figures from the air: the instinctive synthesis; 3. The objectives that are attainable through sentencing; 4. High Court sentencing jurisprudence; Part B: 5. The principle of proportionality; 6. Aggravating factors; 7. Mitigating considerations; 8. The relevance of a guilty plea to sentence; 9. The relevance of prior criminality; 10. Aboriginality; Part C: 11. The nature of criminal sanctions; 12. Imprisonment; 13. Intermediate sanctions; 14. Discharges and bonds, fines and disqualifications; Part D: 15. The way forward ? strategic sentencing.
ISBN 9780521689298
Language eng
Field of Research 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
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