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Author Staff, Homicide Review Advisory Group
Title Public Opinion and the Penalty for Murder : Report of the Homicide Review Advisory Group on the Mandatory Sentence of Life Imprisonment for Murder
Imprint Hook : Waterside Press, 2011
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Introduction -- Background to Sentencing for Murder in England and Wales -- Public Opinion, Attitudes, Media Influence and the Mandatory Life Sentence for Murder -- What is Public Opinion and How is it Conceptualised? -- How is Public Opinion Properly Measured? -- How is Public Opinion Influenced by the Media? -- What Measures of Public Opinion on the Mandatory Life Sentence for Murder are Currently Available and what Conclusions Have Been Drawn from the Evidence? -- Knowledge -- Public attitudes to sentencing in murder cases -- Are the Measures We Now Have of Public Opinion Valid and Reliable in Relation to the Conclusions Drawn? -- The questionnaire -- Statistical analysis -- Implications for policy and further research -- Alternatives to the Mandatory Penalty -- Postscript -- Members of the Homicide Review Advisory Group (HomRAG)
HOMRAG argue that the mandatory life sentence for murder is both unjust and outdated; a compromise arrived at in the 1960s in order to ensure that abolition of the death penalty made its way through both Houses of Parliament
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Link Print version: Staff, Homicide Review Advisory Group Public Opinion and the Penalty for Murder : Report of the Homicide Review Advisory Group on the Mandatory Sentence of Life Imprisonment for Murder Hook : Waterside Press,c2011 9781904380849
Subject Life imprisonment -- Great Britain -- Public opinion.;Mandatory sentences -- Great Britain -- Public opinion.;Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- Great Britain -- Public opinion.;Punishment -- Great Britain -- Public opinion.;Murder -- Great Britain.;Homicide -- Great Britain
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