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The Framework of Judicial Sentencing : A Study in Legal Decision Making - Austin Lovegrove

The Framework of Judicial Sentencing

A Study in Legal Decision Making

Hardcover Published: 13th May 1997
ISBN: 9780521584272
Number Of Pages: 280

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Austin Lovegrove examines the sentencing of offenders appearing on multiple offences, and how judges, having fixed a prison sentence for each offence, determine an overall sentence for each offender. Analyzing judges' verbal protocols for sentencing problems and sentences for fictitious cases, he is able to offer, first, a model of judicial sentencing in the form of a decision strategy comprising working rules deduced from the given responses of judges as they attempted to apply sentencing law, and, second, a numerical guideline in the form of an algebraic model quantifying the application of the working rules. On the basis of this empirical data, Dr Lovegrove furthers understanding of the nature and place of intuition in sentencing and of how the cumulation of sentence can be integrated into a system of proportionality related to the seriousness of single offences.

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List of figures
List of tables
Judicial decision making and sentencing policy: continuation of a study
A sentencing decision model: single and multiple similar counts
A sentencing decision model: multiple disparate counts
Testing the decision model for multiple disparate counts
The techniques of data collection
Judges' thoughts on sentencing the multiple offender
An alternative sentencing decision model for the multiple offender
Validity and development of the alternative decision model: the data collection
Towards a requisite decision model for sentencing the multiple offender
The armature of judicial sentencing
Appendix: Case 37 from Sentencing Research Exercise - Part 3B
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ISBN: 9780521584272
ISBN-10: 0521584272
Series: Cambridge Criminology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 13th May 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 16.0  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.54