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Author Mitchell, Barry
Title Exploring the Mandatory Life Sentence for Murder
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2012
©2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (196 pages)
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Note Prelims -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Table of Cases -- Table of Statutory Provisions -- Introduction -- 1. Defining Murder and Other Forms of Criminal Homicide -- 2. Origins of the Mandatory Life Sentence for Murder -- 3. The Mandatory Life Sentence for Murder: the Status Quo -- 4. Making the Case For and Against the Mandatory Life Sentence -- 5. Public Knowledge of Trends in Crime and Punishment -- 6. Public Attitudes to Sentencing in Cases of Murder -- 7. Exploring the Relationship Between Information and Attitudes to Sentencing -- 8. Reforming the Sentence for Murder: the Way Forward -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C -- Bibliography -- Index
This book looks at the legal nature of murder and at the current operation of the mandatory life sentence. The book adopts a critical approach, by assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the status quo, and also draws upon comparative material from both common and civil law jurisdictions to provide a comprehensive exploration of these issues
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Mitchell, Barry Exploring the Mandatory Life Sentence for Murder London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,c2012 9781849462280
Subject Life imprisonment -- England.;Life imprisonment -- Wales.;Mandatory sentences -- England.;Mandatory sentences -- Wales.;Murder -- England.;Murder -- Wales.;Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- England -- Public opinion
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Alt Author Roberts, Julian V
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