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Just Sentencing: Principles and Procedures for a Workable System

Richard S. Frase


This book presents a hybrid sentencing model integrating theory and practice. The theory is an expanded version of limiting retributivism that accommodates crime control and other nonretributive purposes of punishment, including utilitarian proportionality and minimizing racial disparity. The model’s procedures are inspired by the best American state guidelines systems and the revised Model Penal Code. A hybrid sentencing theory is normatively superior and practically necessary. It is unreasonable to propose a purely retributive or purely crime-control model that ignores competing values, and ... More

Keywords: limiting retributivism, Model Penal Code, parsimony, proportionality, purposes of punishment, racial disparity, sentencing, sentencing commission, sentencing guidelines, sentencing theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199757862
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757862.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard S. Frase, author
University of Minnesota