Aggravation, Mitigation, and Mercy in English Criminal Justice

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Blackstone, 1999 - Aggravating circumstances - 270 pages
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Offering a comment on the justification for sentences, this work refutes jurisprudential attacks on the propriety of mercy, and discusses the shortcomings of the Court of Appeal's approaches to consistency and other principles of sentencing. The appendices list "guideline cases" anddefinitions of "seriousness" for the purpose of different statutes.
 

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Contents

Proportionality Consistency Attempts to standardise
16
Sentencing for What?
29
General Previous criminal record Taking other offences into
59
Dangerousness in practice Longerthancommensurate LTC sen
76
Statutory and Miscellaneous Pleas
95
Harm
121
Youth and Old Age
135
Mental Disorder
155
Revenge and Provocation
176
Unfashionable Mitigations
201
The Quiddity of Mercy
219
Appendix A Serious Offences
238
Index
259
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Nigel Walker founded what is now the Oxford Centre for Criminological Research and was Director of the Cambridge Institute of Criminology.

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