Readership: Academics and scholars, practitioners, and students of criminal law, criminal justice, criminalization, and sentencing
Edited by Lucia Zedner, Professor of Criminal Justice, Faculty of Law and Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, and Conjoint Professor, Faculty of Law University of New South Wales, Sydney, and Julian V. Roberts, Professor of Criminology, University of Oxford
Lucia Zedner is Professor of Criminal Justice in the Faculty of Law and a member of the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford. She is currently the General Editor of the Oxford University Press monograph series Clarendon Studies in Criminology. With Andrew Ashworth, Professor Zedner is currently co-directing a three-year study of Preventive Justice generously funded by the Arts and
Humanities Research Council. She is also Conjoint Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, where she is a regular visitor.
Julian Roberts has been at Oxford since 2004. He works in the area of sentencing. His books include: Punishing Persistent Offenders; Principled Sentencing (with von Hirsch and Ashworth), and Mitigation and Aggravation at Sentencing. He currently holds a Leverhulme Major Fellowship for which he is conducting research upon the sentencing guidelines in England and Wales.
"This book is replete with insight and useful analysis. The chapters are typically clear enough to be engaged with by more advanced students and their true value for the more advanced reader lies in clarifying difficult issues of theory and practice raised - but not resolved - in Ashworth's work." - Findlay Stark. Cambridge Law Journal
Foreword by Roger Hood: Andrew Ashworth: A Tribute
Lucia Zedner and Julian Roberts: Editors' Introduction
Part 1. Criminal Law
1: John Gardner: Ashworth on Principles
2: Nicola Lacey: Principles, Policies, and Politics of Criminal Law
3: Jeremy Horder: Criminal Attempt, the Rule of Law, and Accountability in Criminal Law
4: R.A. Duff: Presuming Innocence
5: Victor Tadros: Fair Labelling and Social Solidarity
6: Douglas Husak: Distraction and Negligence
7: Andrew Simester: On Justifications and Excuses
8: Barry Mitchell: Years of Provocation, Followed by a Loss of Control
Part 2. Criminal Process and Human Rights
9: Liora Lazarus: Positive Obligations and Criminal Justice: Duties to Protect or Coerce?
10: Mike Redmayne: Exploring Entrapment
11: Paul Roberts: Excluding Evidence as Protecting Constitutional or Human Rights?
12: Dirk van Zyl Smit: Community Sanctions and European Human Rights Law
13: Andreas von Hirsch and Vivian Schorscher: A System of International Criminal Justice for Human Rights Violations: What is the General Justification for its Existence?
Part 3. Sentencing
14: Kate Warner: Equality Before the Law and Equal Impact of Sanctions: Doing Justice to Differences in Wealth and Employment Status
15: Elaine Player: Sentencing Women: Towards Gender Equality
16: Malcolm Thorburn: Proportionate Sentencing and the Rule of Law
17: Martin Wasik: Concurrent and Consecutive Sentences Revisited
18: Michael Tonry: 'Wrongful' Acquittals and 'Unduly Lenient' Sentences - Misconceived Problems that Provoke Unjust Solutions