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Exploring Sentencing Practice in England and WalesDefining and Measuring Consistency in Sentencing

Exploring Sentencing Practice in England and Wales: Defining and Measuring Consistency in Sentencing [Sentencing consistency, or the extent to which like cases are treated alike, is a fundamental principle of justice. It generates transparency and predictability in sentencing practices, enhances public confidence in sentencing (Council of Europe, 1993) and helps promote the legitimacy of the criminal justice system (Roberts and Plesnicar, 2015). However, the means by which this consistency in sentencing may be achieved is far from clear-cut and highly controversial.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Exploring Sentencing Practice in England and WalesDefining and Measuring Consistency in Sentencing

Editors: Roberts, Julian V.

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Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright
© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
ISBN
978-1-349-48259-7
Pages
76 –92
DOI
10.1057/9781137390400_5
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Sentencing consistency, or the extent to which like cases are treated alike, is a fundamental principle of justice. It generates transparency and predictability in sentencing practices, enhances public confidence in sentencing (Council of Europe, 1993) and helps promote the legitimacy of the criminal justice system (Roberts and Plesnicar, 2015). However, the means by which this consistency in sentencing may be achieved is far from clear-cut and highly controversial.]

Published: Dec 3, 2015

Keywords: Sentence Length; Legal Factor; Sentencing Guideline; Sentence Outcome; Guilty Plea

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