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Towards a sentencing policy for the use of short prison sentences in Scotland

Hutton, Neil (2003) Towards a sentencing policy for the use of short prison sentences in Scotland. Juridical Review, 4. pp. 313-329. ISSN 0022-6785

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    Abstract

    Examines the use of short term prison sentences in Scotland, including their proportion of all prison sentences, the rise in their use , the types of offender to whom they apply. Questions their usefulness when compared to community sanctions. Looks at the barriers to the formation of a clearly articulated sentencing policy. Offers suggestions for how a sentencing policy could be developed, beginning with the Sheriff Court and involving the judiciary in the formulation of guidelines.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 3372
    Keywords: judges, judicial decision making, Scotland, sentence length, offenders, sentencing policy, Sherrif Court, Penology. Prisons. Correction, Scotland
    Subjects: Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Penology. Prisons. Correction
    Law > Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > Scotland
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Law > Law
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    Depositing user: Miss Darcy Spiller
    Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2007
    Last modified: 02 Nov 2013 14:20
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3372

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