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Crime Victims, Sentencing, and Release from Prison

Julian V. Roberts

in The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199730148
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199730148.013.0004

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Crime Victims, Sentencing, and Release from Prison

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This article explores the role of the victim during sentencing and parole release proceedings in the United States and other common law jurisdictions. It reviews the empirical evidence of the effects of the victim's participation and distinguishes sentencing from parole. This article also introduces the principle of proportionality, which serves as either a main consideration in the setting of penalties, or as a limit placed upon the allowable severity of punishment.

Keywords: victim participation; sentencing; parole release; law jurisdictions; principle of proportionality; severity of punishment

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Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Courts and Procedure

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