Readership: Scholars and students of sentencing and punishment, criminology and politics.
Andrew von Hirsch, Honorary Professor of Penal Theory and Penal Law, University of Cambridge, and Andrew Ashworth, Vinerian Professor of English Law, University of Oxford
"...von Hirsch and Ashworth present us with a set of theoretically sophisticated and pragmatically sensible observations on a series of difficult and pressing issues...frequently subtle and complex...[an] honest and thoughtful discussion of the subject of state punishment." - Youngjae Lee, Criminal Law and Philosophy 2007 1:227-231
"...a scholarly and erudite contribution...we must endeavour to understand fully the developments of theory, and this book is a sound starting place." - Judge Gilles Renaud, The Criminal Law Quarterly, vol 52, 275-280
1: Introduction: The Scope of this Book
2: The Justification for Punishment's Existence: Censure and Prevention
3: Proportionate Sentences for Juvenile Offenders
4: Extending Sentences for Dangerous Offenders? The Bottoms-Brownsword Model
5: Proportionate Punishment and Social Deprivation
6: Proportionality and Punitiveness?
7: Proportionality and the 'Penance' Perspective
8: with Clifford Shearing: Restorative Justice: A 'Making Amends' Model?
9: Criteria for Proportionality: A Review
Appendix 1. Equity Factors in Sentencing
Appendix 2. Limiting Retributivism and 'Modified' Desert
Gauging Crime Seriousness: A 'Living-Standard' Conception of Criminal Harm