How judges sentence

Mackenzie, Geraldine (2005) How judges sentence. Federation Press, Annandale, NSW, Australia. ISBN 1862875359

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Abstract

How judges sentence is a question frequently asked, but infrequently explored. What factors are taken into account? How do judges see their role? How do they apply the aims and purposes of sentencing? How are factors such as public opinion taken into account? Through interviews with Queensland judges, this book explores these questions, and through this analysis provides a major contribution to debates on sentencing. The judges explain how they come to their decisions when sentencing, how they view judicial discretion, and how they exercise it. This careful examination of their comments within the legislative and theoretical contexts of sentencing, yields valuable insights into judicial methodologies, perceptions and attitudes towards the sentencing process.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Unavailable in electronic format. 2 print copies held in USQ Library at call no. 345.9430772 Mac - 1 at Toowoomba Campus and 1 at Springfield Campus.
Depositing User: Mrs Cynthia Douglass
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Law
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2009 02:27
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2011 23:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: judges; sentences; sentencing; judicial process; criminal procedure; Queensland
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180121 Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5035

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