Examining the theoretical debates behind the headlines and engaging with current debates, Sentencing and Punishment provides thoughtful, impartial, and unbiased coverage of sentencing and punishment in the UK. Collectively, Susan Easton and Christine Piper are highly experienced teachers and researchers in this field, making them perfectly placed to deliver this lively account of a highly dynamic subject area.
The book takes a thorough and systematic approach to sentencing and punishment, examining key topics from legal, philosophical, and practical perspectives. Offering in-depth and detailed coverage, while remaining succinct and readable, the authors deliver a balanced approach to the subject. Chapter summaries, discussion questions, and case studies help students to engage with the subject, apply their knowledge, and reflect upon debates.
Fully reworked, restructured, and updated for this edition, and incorporating changes following the 2015 general election; this is the essential guide for anyone studying sentencing and punishment as part of a law or criminology course.
The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre featuring:
- Regular updates on case law, new legislation and key developments
- Web links to further reading suggestions for each chapter of the book
- Guidance on answering end of chapter questions
- An online version of the textbook glossary
Susan Easton is Professor of Law at Brunel Law School, a barrister and editor of the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law. She has a particular research interest in prisoners' rights and the experience of imprisonment. Christine Piper is an Emeritus Professor at Brunel Law School, and a member of the editorial board of Child and Family Law Quarterly. Her current research interests include issues in youth justice and the criminal law relating to child neglect.
PART I: SENTENCING PRINCIPLES, POLICIES, AND ISSUES; PART II: PUNISHMENT: LAW, POLICY, AND PRACTICE