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Sentencing and Sanctions in Western Countries : Studies in Crime and Public Policy - Michael Tonry

Sentencing and Sanctions in Western Countries

Studies in Crime and Public Policy

By: Michael Tonry (Editor), Richard S. Frase (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st December 2000
ISBN: 9780195138610
Number Of Pages: 456

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This collection of original essays surveys the evolution of sentencing policies and practices in Western countries over the past twenty-five years. The volume consists of approximately ten essays. Six consider sentencing policy strategies and practices in major western countries, including Australia, England/Wales, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States. Each is written by a recognized expert from that part of the world. The remaining essays consider developments and subjects that cross national boundaries. Just a few of the subjects touched upon include plea-bargaining, community service and electronic monitoring, standards of use of incarceration, and legal perspectives on sentencing policy developments in western countries. The goal of the book is to provide a range of scholars and students better cross-national knowledge than currently exists of how various countries' sentencing laws and practices differ, when and why they have changed over time, and with what effects. Increasingly, countries are likely to look across nation boundaries for boundaries for solutions to pressing sentencing-policy problems. There exists, however, no scholarly literature on the subject.

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Sentencing and Sanctions in Western Countries is an outstanding comparative study and it is almost impossible to do justice to such a collection in a brief review. It will, no doubt, become an essential reference point for anyone interested in the complex, somewhat tortuous, relationship between sentencing policy and crime and punishment." - - The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice (Vol.41, no.4, September 2002) "Sentencing and Sanctions in Western Countries is a significant step forward in establishing the comparative study of sentencing reform as a subject of importance to the policy analyst as well as the criminal lawyer. Tonry and Frase have assembled an all star cast of international authorities and generated a well organized volume that integrates the individual contributions into a coherent whole. The result is a readable book that will become a basic reference on a major topic."-Franklin E. Zimring, William G. Simon Professor of Law and Director of the Earl Warren Legal Institute at the University of California, Berkeley "For the policy maker, researcher, academic, or anyone who has serious interests and concerns about sentencing, the advice is simple: Read this book. You will not be disappointed. It investigates the relationship of sentencing policy to crime and punishment practices and the social and political climate of several western nations, including Finland, Germany, Australia, England and Wales, the United States, and the Netherlands. The book reminds us of the importance of developing a broader perspective on sentencing, looking at international standards of acceptability and elaborating the cross-national "project" of sentencing reform."-Anthony N. Doob, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto

Contributorsp. ix
Sentencing and Sanctions in Western Countriesp. 2
Punishment Policies and Patterns in Western Countriesp. 3
Referencesp. 25
Colonization and Resistance in Australian Sentencingp. 29
Notesp. 56
Referencesp. 58
The Decline of English Sentencing and Other Storiesp. 62
Notesp. 86
Referencesp. 88
The Decline of the Repressive Idealp. 92
Notesp. 143
Referencesp. 147
Sentencing and Punishment in the Netherlandsp. 151
Referencesp. 186
Sentencing and Punishment in Germanyp. 188
Notesp. 212
Referencesp. 216
The Disassembly and Reassembly of U.S. Sentencing Practicesp. 222
Notesp. 253
Referencesp. 254
Comparative Perspectives on Sentencing Policy and Researchp. 259
Notesp. 286
Referencesp. 289
Post-Adjudication Dispositions in Comparative Perspectivep. 293
Referencesp. 323
International Standards for Sentencing and Punishmentp. 331
Appendix 9.A: Articles Related to Substantive Criminal Law and Sentencing in Major Human Rights Instrumentsp. 370
Appendix 9.B: Summary of the Rights Protected by the European Convention on Human Rightsp. 372
Notesp. 373
Referencesp. 374
International Controls on Sentencing and Punishmentp. 379
Notesp. 399
Referencesp. 403
The Project of Sentencing Reformp. 405
Notesp. 417
Referencesp. 419
Indexp. 421
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ISBN: 9780195138610
ISBN-10: 0195138619
Series: Studies in Crime and Public Policy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 1st December 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.09  x 2.97
Weight (kg): 0.61

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