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Sentencing GuidelinesExploring the English Model$
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Andrew Ashworth and Julian V. Roberts

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199684571

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684571.001.0001

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The Definitive Guideline on Assault Offences

The Definitive Guideline on Assault Offences

The Performance of Justice

(p.86) 6 The Definitive Guideline on Assault Offences
Sentencing Guidelines

Neil Hutton

Oxford University Press

The chapter examines the ways in which sentencing decision making is defined and justified in the definitive guideline on assault offences issued by the Sentencing Council for England and Wales. In particular, attention is devoted to examining how consistency,both in terms of outcomes and process, is defined by the guideline and how the guideline provides a mode of public accountability for sentencing decision making. Justice is conceived of as a collaborative performance by legislators, guideline designers and judicial officers.

Keywords:   Sentencing Guidelines, Consistency, Accountability, Discretion, Sentencing Council

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