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Sentencing Principles, Procedure and Practice 2021

Sentencing Principles, Procedure and Practice 2021
1st edition
Practice Area:  Criminal Law
ISBN:  9780414080591
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  15 Dec 2020
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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This new annual title is an essential introduction and companion to the new Sentencing Code. The book is split into two parts: Part A contains everything you need to know about sentencing procedure, courts’ sentencing powers and the sentencing principles, including the Sentencing Code; Part B provides guidance on determining the appropriate sentence for almost all criminal offences.

Lyndon Harris and Sebastian Walker were the lead lawyers at the Law Commission working on the drafting of the Sentencing Code. This new work guides practitioners though the various stages of a sentencing hearing and clearly indicates the considerations applicable to a sentencing decision. The title includes extensive expert commentary and summaries of all the relevant case law. For use in sentencing hearings and appeals, in court and for research.
  • Written and structured to follow the Sentencing Code indicating the extent to which previous case law remains relevant and applicable
  • Includes explanatory commentary from the authors who were closely involved in drafting the Code at the Law Commission
  • Important case summaries with expert commentary
  • Analysis of sentencing guidelines, identifying particular issues and providing commentary
  • Includes all relevant legislation such as Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980, Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and Criminal Justice Act 2003
  • All in just one volume and designed for ease of reference
  • Updated annually
  • Coverage extends to both the Crown and the Magistrates’ Courts

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Part A  - Sentencing Powers and Procedure  
1. General Provisions and Principles
2. Pre-Sentence
3. Sentencing Hearing
4. Primary Disposals
5. Secondary Disposals
6. Children and Young Persons
7. Consequences of Conviction
8. Non-Recent Offences
9. Mental Health Disposals
10. Post-Sentence

Part B  - Offences 
11. Determining the appropriate sentence
12. Violent offences
13. Sexual offences 
14. Property offences
15. Drugs offences
16. Driving offences
17. Regulatory offences
18. Offences against justice


About the Authors

Lyndon Harris  
Lyndon is a tenant at 6KBW College Hill, teaches criminal law at the University of Oxford and completed his DPhil on sentencing principles and sentencing guidelines. He regularly lectures at Judicial College on all aspects of sentencing. He authors the sentencing chapter of Archbold, as well as being the General Editor for Current Sentencing Practice, the Criminal Appeal Reports (Sentencing) and Thomas’ Sentencing Referencer.  

Sebastian Walker
Sebastian is a member of the faculty of law at the University of Cambridge. He co-authors the sentencing chapter of Archbold as well as being Editor for Current Sentencing Practice and the Criminal Appeal Reports (Sentencing).  Previously Sebastian taught at the LSE and worked at Attorney General’s Office with a particular focus on unduly lenient sentences. He is a freelance editor for Criminal Law Week.

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