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Public Opinion and Democratic Control of Sentencing Policy

Christopher Bennett

in Popular Punishment: On the Normative Significance of Public Opinion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199941377
eISBN:
9780199374694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199941377.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

Against a background of considerations of reasons for giving the public input into sentencing matters, this chapter recommends a citizen jury system. It is argued that sentencing by jury has several ... More


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