How Judges Sentence

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Federation Press, 2005 - Law - 193 pages
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How do judges sentence? This question is frequently asked but infrequently explored. What factors are taken into account? How do judges see their role? How do they apply the aims and purposes of sentencing? How are factors such as public opinion taken into account? How Judges Sentence explores these questions through interviews with Queensland judges. The judges explain how they come to their decisions when sentencing, how they view judicial discretion, and how they exercise it. The book carefully examines their comments within the legislative and theoretical contexts of sentencing. The analysis yields valuable insights into judicial methodologies, perceptions, and attitudes towards the sentencing process. How Judges Sentence provides a major contribution to debates on sentencing.
 

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Contents

Commonwealth
3
Judges and the Sentencing Process
13
Sentencing and Judicial Discretion
41
on two occasions in the latter half of the last century is compelling
43
April 2005
68
Sentencing Aims and Purposes
83
Tasmania
84
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113
On Law and Order Public Opinion and the Media
135
A Question of Balance
162
Bibliography
171
Index
183
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