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Overview page. Subjects: Law.

N.

Any order made by a court when dealing with an offender in respect of his offence, including imprisonment (which may take the form of a concurrent sentence or suspended...

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Sentencing

Gavin Dingwall.

in Criminal Justice

July 2013; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminal Justice. 8620 words.

This chapter examines sentencing policy and practice. The discussions cover the evolution of sentencing policy 1991–2011; consistency in sentencing; providing guidance to sentencers;...

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sentence

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 525 words.

Fowler (1926) had no doubts about the nature of a sentence: ‘sentence, in grammar, means a

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Sentencing

Brian D. Johnson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Courts and Procedure. 14451 words.

This article reviews the contemporary state of knowledge on criminal sentencing and sentencing systems in the United States. It begins with a discussion of the major sentencing innovations...

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Sentencing

Kevin Jon Heller.

in The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law

June 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law. 7813 words.

This chapter explores the sentencing practices of the twelve Nuremberg Military Tribunals. Section 1 discusses the failure of the tribunals to develop general sentencing principles. Section...

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Sentencing

Steve Wilson, Helen Rutherford, Tony Storey and Natalie Wortley.

in English Legal System

April 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Legal System and Practice. 9875 words.

The aims of sentencing include punishment, deterrence, reform and rehabilitation, public protection, and reparation. These aims are not always compatible and different types of sentence...

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Sentencing

Steve Wilson, Helen Rutherford, Tony Storey and Natalie Wortley.

in English Legal System

April 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Legal System and Practice. 10357 words.

This chapter explains the aims of sentencing and types of sentence that may be imposed upon a convicted offender. The main sentencing options that are available to a court when an adult is...

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sentence

Edited by Trischa Mann.

in Australian Law Dictionary

January 2013; p ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 420 words.

Where a defendant is stentenced for multiple offences, the head sentence or total effective sentence is the total maximum period

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Sentencing

Erik Luna.

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law

November 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Law; Criminal Law; Legal System and Practice. 11112 words.

This chapter examines sentencing as a formal stage in criminal justice. It considers the potential outcomes of sentencing, especially the deprivation of status, property, autonomy,...

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Sentencing

Andrew Ashworth and Julian V. Roberts.

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

May 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Criminology. 11060 words.

Sentencing represents the apex of the criminal process and is the most public stage of the criminal justice system. Controversial sentences attract widespread media coverage, intense public...

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sentence

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

N.

Any order made by a court when dealing with an offender in respect of his offence, including imprisonment (which may take the form of a concurrent sentence or suspended...

See overview in Oxford Index