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Companion Guide to Life Sentences
Companion Guide to Life Sentences
2nd Edition
Practice Area:  Criminal Law
ISBN:  9780721916224
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  31 Jan 2008
Format:  Paperback
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Offers a comprehensive account of life sentencing, from pre-sentence to release on licence, A Companion Guide to Life Sentences:
  • Covers mandatory life for murder, HMP sentences for juvenile murderers
  • Explains the principles governing discretionary life sentences
  • Looks at lifer “career” planning, the “life system” and the psychological experience of indeterminate loss of liberty
  • Goes through the process of review and the role of the Parole Board, life licence demands and recall
  • Includes illustrative case examples, revealing the experiences of lifers and those who work with them
CONTENTS
  1. Introduction
  2. Pre-Sentence Phase
  3. Sentencing to Life
  4. Lifers in the Prison System
  5. The impact of Life Imprisonment
  6. Release on Temporary Licence
  7. Reviewing the Life Sentence
  8. Life Licence and Recall
  9. The Victim Perspective and Probation Practice
  10. Mentally Disordered Lifers
  11. Case Illustrations
Appendix I: Parole Board Rules 2004
Appendix II: Advice Services for Lifers
Appendix III: IPP and Life Sentence Forms
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