Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Maslen, Hannah, 1985- author

Title Remorse, penal theory and sentencing / Hannah Maslen
Published Oxford : Hart publishing, 2015
Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2015


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  364.65 Mas/Rpt  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Remorse and its Relevance to Penal Theory -- Part I Retributive Arguments -- 2. The Changed Person Argument -- 3. The Reduced Harm Argument -- 4. The Already Punished Argument -- 5. The Responsive Censure Argument -- 6. The Merciful Compassion Argument -- Part II Remorse and Sentencing Practice -- 7. From Murder to Marijuana: A Nuanced Approach to Remorse-based Mitigation -- 8. The Remorseful Recidivist -- 9. Remorse in the Sentencing Guidelines -- 10. Implications for Penal Theory and Sentencing
Summary Remorse is recognised as a legitimate mitigating factor in many sentencing regimes around the world, with powerful effects on sentence severity. Although there has been some discussion of whether this practice can be justified within the literature on sentencing and penal theory, this monograph provides a comprehensive and in-depth study of possible theoretical justifications. Whilst the emphasis here is on theoretical justification, the monograph also offers analysis of how normative conclusions would play out in the broader context of sentencing decisions and the guidance intended to structure them. The conclusions reached have relevance for sentencing systems around the world
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Criminal psychology.
Extenuating circumstances.
Punishment -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Sentences (Criminal procedure)
Prison sentences.
Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- Remorse
LC no. 2015413225
ISBN 1849465436