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Conceptions and representations of the sentencing decision process

Tata, Cyrus (1997) Conceptions and representations of the sentencing decision process. Journal of Law and Society, 24 (3). pp. 395-420. ISSN 0263-323X

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This article attempts to reflect on the success of attempts by academic research to understand and explain the sentencing decision process. It identifies conventional themes in the conception and representation of that decision process and argues that there are some important difficulties associated with them and consequently implications for both the findings of sentencing research and for approaches to sentencing reform. The article suggests a possible alternative approach to conceptualizing and representing the sentencing decision process and also raises questions about the nature of the discretionary (legal) decision process more generally.

Item type: Article
ID code: 29562
Keywords: sentencing policy, sentencing, criminal justice, judgement, judges, judging, discretion, penal, punish, Penology, judicial decision making, Penology. Prisons. Correction, Sociology and Political Science, Law
Subjects: Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Penology. Prisons. Correction
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Law > Law
Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2011 14:16
Last modified: 23 Jul 2015 13:29

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