How judges sentence

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Mackenzie, Geraldine. 2005. How judges sentence. Annandale, NSW, Australia. Federation Press.
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How judges sentence

Book CategoryAuthored book
ERA Publisher ID1891
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AuthorMackenzie, Geraldine
Number of Pages206
Year2005
PublisherFederation Press
Place of PublicationAnnandale, NSW, Australia
ISBN1862875359
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.

Keywordsjudges; sentences; sentencing; judicial process; criminal procedure; Queensland
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480505. Legal practice, lawyering and the legal profession
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