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ISBN: 9780199218103 - Sentencing and Punishment
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Sentencing and Punishment

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The Quest for Justice

Susan Easton, Christine Piper

ISBN: 9780199218103
Format: Paperback
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
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Sentencing and Punishment covers the key themes and topics necessary for the study of this subject at undergraduate and postgraduate level and uses case studies and other learning tools to bring the content to life. It reviews - from philosophical, legal, and practical perspectives - changing ideas as to what counts as 'just' punishment, and provides an integrated discussion of the law and legitimacy of the process of calculating and implementing punishment.

 

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The second edition of this innovative text provides an accessible account of recent developments in sentencing and punishment from the standpoint of penal theories, policy aims, punishment practice and human rights. It reviews - from philosophical, legal and practical perspectives - changing ideas as to what counts as 'just' punishment, and provides an integrated discussion of the law and legitimacy of the process of calculating and implementing punishment. Sentencing and Punishment covers the key themes and topics studied on sentencing and punishment courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It explains and evaluates recent and proposed changes in penal policy and sentencing practice and gives a detailed account of punishment in custody and the community. Online Resource Centre This book is accompanied by an online resource centre that provides students with updates and web-links to key policy sites and documents, together with guidance for students in thinking about the case studies and the questions posed in the book.
 
 

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