The law of sentencing

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Irwin Law, 2001 - Law - 412 pages
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The Law of Sentencing by Allan Manson is intended to provide a summary of the legal principles and rules that shape the current process of sentencing in Canada. The book will appeal to seasoned practitioners and law students alike. Following a discussion of the historical and philosophical context in which sentencing occurs, the book then examines the decision-making methodology, particularly the relevant rules and principles that the judiciary applies when sentencing offenders. It explains the structure and procedure of the sentence hearing and provides a detailed account of all available sentencing options. Separate attention is paid to the specific issues of sentencing in homicide cases, and preventative detention. Finally it examines the appeal process and the role of appellate courts. The book includes a postscript on the Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v. Latimer.

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About the author (2001)

Allan Manson is Professor of Law at Queen's University, specializing in the areas of sentencing and prison law. Prior to joining the faculty at Queen's, he practised criminal law. He has also served as Deputy Judge on the Yukon Territorial Court. He is an Associate Editor of the "Criminal Reports" and has been a long-standing member of the Canadian Bar Association's Committee on Release and Imprisonment. He is the author of numerous articles dealing with criminal law issues, co-author of the text "Release from Imprisonment: The Law of Parole, Sentencing and Judicial Review" (1990) and co-author of the casebook "Sentencing and Penal Policy" (2000). Professor Manson was Project Director of the Ontario Law Reform Commission study of the coroner system.

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