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Tackling prison overcrowding: Build more prisons? Sentence fewer offenders?

Mike Hough, Rob Allen, and Enver Solomon (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421104
eISBN:
9781447303657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421104.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This book is a response to controversial proposals for prisons and sentencing set out in by Lord Patrick Carter's ‘Review of Prisons’, published in 2007. The Carter review proposed the construction ... More


Where now?

Rod Morgan

in Tackling prison overcrowding: Build more prisons? Sentence fewer offenders?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421104
eISBN:
9781447303657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421104.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter discusses the result of the seminar at King's College. This seminar tackled Lord Carter' dominant views in his Securing the future: i) the establishment of a permanent sentencing ... More


Comparing Sentencing Guidelines: Do US Systems Have Anything Worthwhile to Offer England and Wales?

Kevin R Reitz

in Sentencing Guidelines: Exploring the English Model

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199684571
eISBN:
9780191765032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684571.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The evolution of England and Wales’ sentencing system is ongoing. One benefit of a permanent Sentencing Council is its ability to monitor the system and facilitate improvements over time. A component ... More


The Origins and Nature of the Sentencing Guidelines in England and Wales

Andrew Ashworth and Julian V Roberts

in Sentencing Guidelines: Exploring the English Model

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199684571
eISBN:
9780191765032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684571.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This introductory chapter sets the stage for the rest of the volume. It begins by describing the Origins and Nature of the Sentencing Guidelines in England and Wales, from the early days involving ... More


Contesting Sentencing Guidelines, the Patriot Act, Terrorism, and Cases Involving International Questions

James M. Denham

in Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter deals with contesting the sentencing guidelines regime put in place decades earlier. The chapter begins with newly appointed Gregory Presnell’s questioning of the 1984 guidelines as ... More


Possession of Child Pornography

Charles Patrick Ewing

in Justice Perverted: Sex Offense Law, Psychology, and Public Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732678
eISBN:
9780199894550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732678.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter deals with laws criminalizing the possession of child pornography and mandating lengthy prison terms for many of those convicted of this offense, particularly those sentenced in federal ... More


Truth, Sentencing and Punishment

Tim Hillier and Gavin Dingwall

in Criminal Justice and the Pursuit of Truth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529203189
eISBN:
9781529203226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529203189.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Questions of fact remain vital after a determination or admission of guilt. An initial task is to decide precisely what the offender has admitted to? ‘Negotiated justice’ may be a more explicit ... More


A ‘Decision Science’ Perspective on the Old and New Sentencing Guidelines in England and Wales

Mandeep K Dhami

in Sentencing Guidelines: Exploring the English Model

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199684571
eISBN:
9780191765032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684571.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The field of decision science has shown that decision-making can be aided by guidance that overcomes constraints of the human mind, and simplifies and clarifies the decision task. Making precise ... More


The Definitive Guideline on Assault Offences: The Performance of Justice

Neil Hutton

in Sentencing Guidelines: Exploring the English Model

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199684571
eISBN:
9780191765032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684571.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The chapter examines the ways in which sentencing decision making is defined and justified in the definitive guideline on assault offences issued by the Sentencing Council for England and Wales. In ... More


Sentencing Policy and Social Justice

Ralph Henham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198718895
eISBN:
9780191789816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718895.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The book argues that the promotion of social justice should become a key objective of sentencing policy. It rejects the idea that current forms of justice delivery can respond adequately to the ... More


Towards more consistent and predictable sentencing in England and Wales

Jessica Jacobson, Julian Roberts, and Mike Hough

in Tackling prison overcrowding: Build more prisons? Sentence fewer offenders?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421104
eISBN:
9781447303657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421104.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter offers some commentary issues on sentencing guidelines in England and Wales. It also suggests some ways in which sentencing in this jurisdiction may be further enhanced. In the chapter, ... More


Endnote: latest developments in penal policy

Rob Allen

in Tackling prison overcrowding: Build more prisons? Sentence fewer offenders?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421104
eISBN:
9781447303657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421104.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Since the King's College seminar, several proposals on sentencing and imprisonment have emerged. Some of these emerged during the height of the political and media concern about violent crimes. The ... More


Fighting Health Care Fraud and Abuse

Terry L. Leap

in Phantom Billing, Fake Prescriptions, and the High Cost of Medicine: Health Care Fraud and What to Do about It

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449796
eISBN:
9780801460807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449796.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses ways of reducing health care fraud and abuse. It first proposes three approaches to reducing crime and corruption: making it more difficult for the individual perpetrator to ... More


Crack, Rap, and the Punitive Turn

Dimitri A. Bogazianos

in 5 Grams: Crack Cocaine, Rap Music, and the War on Drugs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787007
eISBN:
9780814725160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787007.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines rap's unique expressive position in relation to the primary contradictions of crack cocaine's punishment structure as well as recent arguments condemning this structure, ... More


Sentencing Guidelines: Exploring the English Model

Andrew Ashworth and Julian V. Roberts (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199684571
eISBN:
9780191765032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684571.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This volume is the first devoted to exploring the definitive sentencing guidelines in England and Wales. Although there is a vast literature on sentencing guidelines across the United States, the ... More


Introducing the District Court

Kate Waterhouse

in Ireland's District Court: Language, immigration and consequences for justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719095276
eISBN:
9781781707548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095276.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 1 introduces the Irish District Court as the lowest yet busiest court in the ordinary courts system, examining the type of crime it deals with and the extent of its criminal jurisdiction in ... More


Conventional crime methods

Joe McGrath

in Corporate and white-collar crime in Ireland: A new architecture of regulatory enforcement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090660
eISBN:
9781781708378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090660.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The third chapter explores how the social and political inertia documented in Chapter 2 impacted on policy choices in addressing corporate crime. It is shown that addressing corporate wrongdoing by a ... More


The Origins and Evolution of Sentencing Guidelines: A Comparison of England and Wales and New Zealand

Warren Young and Andrea King

in Sentencing Guidelines: Exploring the English Model

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199684571
eISBN:
9780191765032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684571.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter compares and contrasts the sentencing guidelines in England and Wales with the corresponding sentencing guidelines developed but not yet implemented in New Zealand. In this essay, the ... More


Living without Guidelines

Tom O’Malley

in Sentencing Guidelines: Exploring the English Model

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199684571
eISBN:
9780191765032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684571.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Many common law jurisdictions continue to operate without directive sentencing guidelines such as those operating in some American jurisdiction or those more recently introduced in England and Wales. ... More


Sentencing Guidelines and European Union Law

Estella Baker

in Sentencing Guidelines: Exploring the English Model

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199684571
eISBN:
9780191765032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684571.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Constitutional and Administrative Law

European Union lawhas increasing potential to affect the development of sentencing guidelines by the Sentencing Council of England and Wales. The chapter begins by explaining why and how Union law ... More


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