A companion guide to sentencing: Specific offences

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Owen Wells, Dec 31, 2000 - Social Science - 145 pages
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This text reflects the need of criminal justice practitioners who advise sentencers and offenders to have ready access to the law of sentencing and, in particular, to the approach of the Court of Appeal in weighing an offender's culpability in the light of aggravating and mitigating features of the crime in question. The first of two books on sentencing law, principles and practice, Specific Offences details all the common offences likely to be encountered by pre-sentence report writers, from arson to unlawful sexual intercourse, identifying the statutory powers of punishment, the guideline judgments, illustrations of recent judicial approaches to offence analysis, relevant Magistrates' Association guidance, etc. The reader is guided in assessing the seriousness in any particular case, together with the factors contributing to the type and length of sentence. A special chapter explains the kind of factors that can count as personal mitigation.

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