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Life after Life Imprisonment

Catherine Appleton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199582716
eISBN:
9780191702341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582716.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book explores one of the most contentious and sensitive topics in criminal justice: the release and resettlement of life-sentenced offenders. The book provides an analysis of the post-prison ... More


Discretionary Life Sentences: The Legal and Political Context

Catherine A Appleton

in Life after Life Imprisonment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199582716
eISBN:
9780191702341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582716.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the development of the discretionary life sentences in England and Wales. It describes the evolution of life sentences for non-homicide offences and the criteria used by the ... More


Punishment and Democracy: Three Strikes and You're Out in California

Franklin E. Zimring, Gordon Hawkins, and Sam Kamin

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195171174
eISBN:
9780199849765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171174.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

“Getting tough on crime” has been one of the favorite rallying cries of American politicians in the last two decades, and “getting tough” on repeat offenders has been particularly popular. “Three ... More


The Challenge of a Suitable Replacement

Roger Hood and Carolyn Hoyle

in The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199228478
eISBN:
9780191696329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228478.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter considers what penalty or penalties might be available to replace capital punishment if the death penalty is to be abolished completely even for the worst crimes. It looks at the moral, ... More


Introduction

Catherine A Appleton

in Life after Life Imprisonment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199582716
eISBN:
9780191702341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582716.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book explores ‘life after life imprisonment’ for the first cohort of discretionary life-sentenced prisoners who were released into the community following these significant changes to the life ... More


Sentencing in Homicide

Martin Wasik

in Rethinking English Homicide Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299158
eISBN:
9780191685637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299158.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on the sentencing of the offence of manslaughter; a conclusion of sorts as it takes into account previously discussed passages in the preceding topics. The chapter fist provides ... More


Roadblocks to Resettlement: The Significance of Recall

Catherine A Appleton

in Life after Life Imprisonment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199582716
eISBN:
9780191702341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582716.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the process of prison recall for discretionary life-sentenced offenders. First, it describes the size of lifer prison population in England and Wales and highlights the ... More


The Mandatory Life Sentence for Murder *

Tom Bingham

in The Business of Judging: Selected Essays and Speeches

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299127
eISBN:
9780191685620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299127.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Philosophy of Law

In almost all cases of serious crime the judge, informed of all relevant circumstances concerning the crime and the offender, decides what ... More


Investigating Life after Life Imprisonment

Catherine A Appleton

in Life after Life Imprisonment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199582716
eISBN:
9780191702341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582716.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter investigates ‘life after life imprisonment’ among a cohort of released discretionary life-sentenced prisoners and discusses the methodological and ethical issues arising from it. It also ... More


After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Marieke Liem

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Today, one out of every nine prisoners is serving a life sentence. Even though a proportion is serving a sentence of life without parole, the majority of lifers will at one point be released to ... More


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