Consistency in sentencing and discounts for guilty pleas

Mackenzie, Geraldine (2006) Consistency in sentencing and discounts for guilty pleas. In: 20th Conference of the International Society for Reform of the Criminal Law (ISRCL 2006), 2-6 Jul 2006, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

Consistency, and avoiding undue disparity, is a central tenet of the sentencing system. Whilst consistency is a key sentencing goal, it must be balanced against other important goals, such as fairness and accountability. This paper explores the issue of consistency in the particular context of guilty pleas.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: Mrs Cynthia Douglass
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Law
Date Deposited: 25 May 2009 11:20
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2013 02:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: sentencing; discounts; consistency; guilty please
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5055

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