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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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Proportionality and the ‘Penance’ Perspective

Proportionality and the ‘Penance’ Perspective

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(p.92) 7 Proportionality and the ‘Penance’ Perspective
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Proportionate Sentencing
Author(s):

Andrew von Hirsch

Andrew Ashworth (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272600.003.0007

This chapter considers another influential desert-based justification: the penance theory of R. A. Duff. Duff believes that hard treatment should serve as a vehicle for the offender's developing a penitent understanding of his wrong.

Keywords:   penance theory, punishment, sentencing, R. A. Duff, hard treatment

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