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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


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


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


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


After Life Imprisonment: The Role of Supervising Officers

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/9780199582716.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter analyses findings from interviews with frontline probation officers in England and Wales about the supervision of discretionary life-sentenced offenders. It explores the efforts made by ... More


Living a Life More Ordinary: Lifers’ Narratives of Change

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/9780199582716.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter provides a qualitative assessment of the subjective side of desistance from the perspective of a subgroup of discretionary life-sentenced offenders convicted of violent and sexual ... More


Conclusions

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/9780199582716.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This concluding chapter draws together the main arguments and lessons from earlier chapters. It identifies important elements of successful community reintegration for discretionary life-sentenced ... More


Introduction

Marieke Liem

in After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The first chapter discusses the background and recent trends in the application of life sentences. Over the last decades, the number of lifers nationwide has been rising dramatically. It has been ... More


Living on Life Licence: Lifers’ Perceptions of Supervision

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/9780199582716.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter compares the views of probation officers with the perceptions of lifers. It consider the lifer's view of how the probation service, as the main agency concerned with the support and ... More


A Conference Scene

M. Heather Carver and Elaine J. Lawless

in Troubling Violence: A Performance Project

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732085
eISBN:
9781604733471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732085.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter describes a lecture situation with several people are sitting at desks, taking notes, chatting, while the next speaker moves to the podium. In the scene, Carrie Smythe, a councilwomen ... More


A Life Sentence

Marieke Liem

in After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter five describes in depth the factors peculiar to long-term imprisonment, how the interviewees coped with these conditions and how they managed to adapt to (solitary) confinement over the ... More


Lives Spiraling out of Control

Marieke Liem

in After Life Imprisonment: Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479806928
eISBN:
9781479860746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479806928.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter, and the chapters that follow, take a chronological approach following the life histories of the interviewees before incarceration, throughout incarceration, and after release. Chapter ... More


Reaction

Kenneth S. Broun

in Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199740222
eISBN:
9780190254391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199740222.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the various reactions to the outcome of the Rivonia Trial. Most of white South Africa greeted the trial's outcome with approval and relief. There was little open regret that the ... More


Right to Due Process

Po Jen Yap

in Constitutional Dialogue in Common Law Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198736370
eISBN:
9780191799969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736370.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Comparative Law

This chapter maps out four models of due process applied by the appellate courts in Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong when they interpret the general due process clauses enshrined in their ... More


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