Crime and Sentencing in UK Law

  • Sentencing Policy and Economic Crime
    • Núm. 6-1, Marzo 1998
    • Journal of Financial Crime
    • 15-25
    The aim of this article is to examine those philosophical and structural factors which have been responsible for shaping sentencing policy for economic crime in the UK and to analyse some key decis...
  • Hitting the suite spot: sentencing frauds
    • Núm. 17-1, Enero 2010
    • Journal of Financial Crime
    • 116-132
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to generate data on sentencing within a framework that enables clearer understanding of the sentencing policy options. Design/methodology/approach: Descriptiv...
    ...... the form of descriptive statistics on sentencing, and the relationship of this to principles of sentencing and sub-types of fraud/organised crime offenders. Findings – Fraud cases seldom attract severe sanctions where, as in the case of frauds against the EU, there are institutional ......
  • Adequacy of law enforcement and prosecution of economic crimes in South Africa
    • Núm. 25-2, Mayo 2018
    • Journal of Financial Crime
    • 450-466
    Purpose: Economic crime is a serious challenge to business leaders, government officials and private individuals in South Africa. Given the important role of law enforcement, prosecution and senten...
    ...... and senten cing in deterring economic crimes, the purpose of thi s paper is to determine if law enforcement, pro secution and sentencingpractices are deemed to be adequate in South Africa. Design/methodology/approach – Primary data from Web-basedand manual questionnaires were used to ......
  • New developments in Hong Kong’s anti-money laundering laws
    • Núm. 19-3, Julio 2016
    • Journal of Money Laundering Control
    • 291-297
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss briefly new developments in Hong Kong’s (HK) Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws, both in terms of case law and legislation. Design/methodology/approa...
    ...... HK’s Court of Final Appeal relating to the dealing of proceeds of crime offence. Also, a guideline case on sentencing is also examined. In terms ......
  • A strategic approach for the crime of tax evasion
    • Núm. 26-2, Abril 2019
    • Journal of Financial Crime
    • 477-487
    Purpose: Crime games cannot be simply read with mixed strategies. These strategies are inconclusive of how the players act rationally. This is undeniably true for the crime of tax evasion, where di...
    ......5. Concluding remarks A fundamental question in the economics of crime research and policy is whether tougher sentencing deters crime. The debate is often intertwin ed with the notion that swiftness and certainty of the penalty outmatch severity. The severity of ......
  • Gender, emotionality, and victim impact statements
    • Núm. 2-2, Septiembre 2012
    • Journal of Criminal Psychology
    • 107-120
    Purpose: The present study aims to examine the influence of emotional content and gender pertaining to victim impact statements (VIS) on sentencing outcomes. Design/methodology/approach: The autho...
    ...... and gender pertaining to victim impact statements (VIS) on sentencing outcomes. Design/methodology/approach – The authors used a 2 ...Participants ( n ¼ 715) read a crime vignette and corresponding VIS, and completed questionnaires pertaining to ......
  • Manifest Injustice? The Judiciary as Moderator of Penal Excess in the Sentencing of Youth for Murder
    • Núm. 57-1, Marzo 2018
    • The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice
    A principled approach to the sentencing of young people requires recognition of their particular mitigating characteristics, including brain development. Contemporary approaches to the sentencing o...
    ...... critical at- tention (for example, Tonry 1992, 2009, 2017), particularly for dispro- portionate effect, cost and doubtful effect on reducing crime. The use of the mandatory life sentence for murder has been criticised on the basis that the one sentence cannot reflect the range of culpability ......
  • Crime fighting in the twenty‐first century?. A practitioner's assessment of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005
    • Núm. 9-2, Abril 2006
    • Journal of Money Laundering Control
    • 129-140
    Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to examine the Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (the Act), in particular, the sections of the Act that establish the serious organised crime agency (SOCA) an...
    ......Furthermore, there has been no comprehensive clean-up of the present confusion of objectives that is so obvious in the sentencing policy as it concerns offenders who commit serious crime or are involved in organised criminal behaviour in the UK. Keywords Criminals, ......
  • Corporation blameworthiness and federal criminal fines
    • Núm. 27-2, Mayo 2020
    • Journal of Financial Crime
    • 413-422
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess if federal judges have sentenced criminal corporations to fines that are consistent with the seriousness of the offense and the blameworthiness of th...
    ......, which would be in line with the directives from the US Sentencing Guidelines.This paper will also use the focal concernsframework to measure ...Some organizations choose to commit crimes to achieve their goals. When this happ ens, the federal government ......
  • Malaysia: Sentencing White‐Collar Offenders
    • Núm. 3-4, Febrero 1996
    • Journal of Financial Crime
    • 403-405
    The Royal Malaysia Police refer to white collar crime as commercial crime and the Commercial Crime Division of its Criminal Investigation Department (CID) deals with offences such as criminal breac...
    ...... Th e tota l losse s fo r 199 3 wer e 145 m ringgi t an d fo r 1994 , 155 m ringgit. 2 O f al l th e commercia l crimes , frau d appeare d mos t frequentl y i n polic e records . I n 199 3 an d 199 4 ther e wer e 2,20 4 an d 2,06 7 cases , respect - ......
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