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Proportionate SentencingExploring the Principles$
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Andrew von Hirsch and Andrew Ashworth

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199272600

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272600.001.0001

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Proportionate Punishment and Social Deprivation

Proportionate Punishment and Social Deprivation

(p.62) 5 Proportionate Punishment and Social Deprivation
Proportionate Sentencing

Andrew von Hirsch

Andrew Ashworth (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers whether the sentences for socially deprived offenders should be reduced. It considers a desert rationale for sentencing, according to which the severity of punishments should be fairly proportionate to the seriousness of criminal offences.

Keywords:   sentencing, punishment, socially deprived offenders, social deprivation

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