Exploring the mandatory life sentence for murder /

Murder is often regarded as both the 'ultimate' and a unique crime, and whereas courts are normally given discretion in sentencing offenders, for murder the sentence is mandatory - indeterminate imprisonment. Since the crime and the punishment come as a 'package deal' this book l...

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Main Authors: Mitchell, Barry, 1952-, Roberts, Julian V. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford : Hart Publishing Limited, ©2012.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Defining murder and other forms of criminal homicide
  • Origins of the mandatory life sentence for murder
  • The mandatory life sentence for murder : the status quo
  • Making the case for and against the mandatory life sentence
  • Public knowledge of trends in crime and punishment
  • Public attitudes to sentencing in cases of murder
  • Exploring the relationship between information and attitudes to sentencing
  • Reforming the sentence for murder : the way forward
  • Appendix A: Comparative approaches to the definition and sentencing of murder
  • Appendix B: Comparison of schedule 21 with practice direction
  • Appendix C: Survey instrument.