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Sentencing for Multiple Crimes

Jan de Keijser, Julian V. Roberts, and Jesper Ryberg

Abstract

Most people assume that criminal offenders have only been convicted of a single crime. However, in reality almost half of offenders stand to be sentenced for more than one crime. The high proportion of multiple-crime offenders poses a number of practical and theoretical challenges for the criminal justice system. For instance, how should courts punish multiple offenders relative to individuals who have been sentenced for a single crime? Should a court simply determine a specific sentence for each individual crime and then impose the total sentences on the offender? If this happens, an offender ... More

Keywords: criminal offenders, crime, criminal justice system, courts, recidivists, overall proportionality, multiple offenders, multiple-crime offenders

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190607609
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190607609.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan de Keijser, editor
Professor, Faculty of Law, Leiden University

Julian V. Roberts, editor
Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford

Jesper Ryberg, editor
Professor, Department of Philosophy and Science Studies, Roskilde University