Past or future crimes: deservedness and dangerousness in the sentencing of criminals

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Rutgers University Press, 1985 - Law - 220 pages
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This text outlines the issues surrounding the debate over dangerous offenders. The author argues that there should be fairness in sentencing and that punishments should fit the crime. He assesses the principal issues affecting sentencing policies, and provides an in-depth argument for a model for deciding sentences. He is against the concept of selective incapacitation, fearing false positives and the unethical practice of sentencing persons for crimes not yet committed.

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