Making Sense of Sentencing
Julian V. Roberts, David P. Cole
University of Toronto Press, 1999 - Law - 381 pages
On 3 September 1996, Bill C-41 was proclaimed in force, initiating one significant step in the reform of sentencing and parole in Canada. This is the first book that, in addition to providing an overview of the law, effectively presents a sociological analysis of the legal reforms and their ramifications in this controversial area.
The commissioned essays in this collection cover such crucial issues as options and alternatives in sentencing, patterns revealed by recent statistics, sentencing of minority groups, Bill C-41 and its effects, conditional sentencing, and the structure and relationship between parole and sentencing are clearly presented. An introduction, editorial comments beginning each chapter, and a concluding chapter draw the essays together resulting in a timely, comprehensive and extremely readable work on this critical topic.
Broad in scope and perspective, this major new socio-legal study of the law of sentencing will be illuminating to students, members of the legal profession, and the general reader.
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An Overview of Bill C41 The Sentencing Reform Act
Legislating the Purpose and Principles of Sentencing
Issues and Problems
Sentencing Options in Canada
Sentencing Trends and Sentencing Disparity
Sentencing Mentally 111 Offenders
The Role of Victims in the Sentencing Process
Appellate Review of Sentencing Decisions
Conditional Release from Imprisonment
Sentencing and Early Release Arrangements for Offenders Convicted
Federal Sentencing in America
Ten Years after the Canadian Sentencing
Where Are We Now?