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Concurrent and Consecutive Sentences Revisited

Martin Wasik

in Principles and Values in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696796
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191742293 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696796.003.0017
Concurrent and Consecutive Sentences Revisited

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The difficulties thrown up by concurrent and consecutive sentences for multiple offences, Ashworth has argued, ‘should not be allowed to stifle the search for some general principles’. This chapter explores the development of the ‘totality principle’ for the sentencing of multiple offences and the difficulty of rendering this consistent with proportionality, such that the resultant sentence does not normally exceed the category range. The complex accounting problems posed are admirably disentangled by the author who shares, with Ashworth, extensive first-hand experience of developing sentencing guidelines that are not only principled but also workable in practice.

Keywords: criminal sentencing; multiple offences; totality principle; proportionality

Chapter.  11183 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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