Crime and Sentencing in UK Law
Media Use and its Impacts on Crime Perception, Sentencing Attitudes and Crime Policy
The German statistics of police-recorded crime show a decline in total offences over the 10 years up to 2003. In contrast to that trend, survey-based evidence shows that ...
Sentencing Policy and Economic Crime
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...
The Phantom of Deterrence: The Crime (Serious and Repeat Offenders) Sentencing Act
Throughout 1991 a car theft “crime wave” and a series of deaths arising from high-speed police pursuits had engendered an atmosphere of crisis in “law and order” in Western Australia. Prompted by t...
- Reflecting Developmental Immaturity v. Applying a ‘Youth Discount’ in Sentencing Drug Supply and other Serious Crime
- A Real Prospect of Increasing Use of the Youth Court for the Trial and Sentencing of More Serious Crime
‘Cooling out’ victims of crime: Managing victim participation in the sentencing process in a superior sentencing court
Victim participation in the sentencing hearing by way of oral victim impact statements (VISs) is a contentious aspect of contemporary criminal justice. A particular concern is that the disjuncture ...
Gang Rape in Sydney: Crime, the Media, Politics, Race and Sentencing
Abstract In 2001 and 2002, print, radio and television gave extensive coverage to a series of gang rapes in Bankstown and other suburbs of south-west Sydney. The coverage attacked the l...
Themes in sentencing young adults charged with serious violent crime involving alcohol and other drugs
The majority of young people in custody have alcohol and other drug problems and over 90% report past-year experiences of high-risk drinking and illicit drug use. Despite a strong link between drug...
Predicting punitive attitudes to sentencing: Does the public's perceptions of crime and Indigenous Australians matter?
In English-speaking western cultures the punitive attitudes towards law-breakers is well documented. The present study examines the utility of predictors of punitive attitudes with online survey da...
Public perceptions of the seriousness of crime: Weighing the harm and the wrong
The seriousness of crime or ‘crime seriousness’ bears on at least four areas of criminal policy (sentencing, criminalization, crime control and prevention) but is poorly defined. After providing a ......... Pleysier KU Leuven, Belgium Abstract The seriousness of crime or ‘crime seriousness’ bears on at least four areas of criminal policy (sentencing, criminalization, crime control and prevention) but is poorly defined. After providing a novel conceptualization of crime seriousness, this article ......
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