Hart Publishing Deserved Criminal Sentences This book provides an overview of a theory of criminal sanctioning that emphasises the degree of ser.. Product #: 9781509902668 Regular price: $50.00 $50.00

Deserved Criminal Sentences

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This book provides an overview of a theory of criminal sanctioning that emphasises the degree of seriousness of the criminal offence in deciding the severity of a convicted offender’s sentence.

This approach calls for a supporting rationale, and the rationale addressed herein is often (especially in English- language discussion) referred to as the “desert model”. “Desert”, understood literally, is simply that which is deserved, and a variety of reasons (including traditional retributive conceptions) might be offered on how much punishment offenders deserve.

The "desert model" defended here, however, is a newer rather than a traditional account; it is one which has had some considerable influence in contemporary penology, and one which the author of this book has been instrumental in developing over the last decades.

Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 9781509902668
Author(s) Von Hirsch, A
Edition 1
Format Hb
Publication Date 28/02/2017