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Sentencing young offenders.

Lowenstein, M., 2015. Sentencing young offenders. In: Roberts, J., ed. Exploring Sentencing Practice in England and Wales. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 251 - 262.

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DOI: 10.1057/9781137390400.0020


The judicial approach to sentencing young offenders has evolved as society has developed. Statutes and case law now coexist with youth sentencing guidelines in England. Beyond this, government policy, academic research, media and public perceptions have also influenced youth courts. A number of themes recur in the youth sentencing debate in terms of how much priority is to be attached to the sentencing principles and interventions. For example, to what extent should youth court sentencing reflect deterrence, punishment and the protection of the public from harm? Should it reflect (to a greater degree than at the adult level) the promotion of offender welfare through rehabilitative programs? Which sentence types (or combination of interventions) can most effectively reduce youthful reoffending? There are few easy answers to such challenging questions.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:9781137390394, 9781137390400
Number of Pages:256
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:34785
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:09 Nov 2020 15:01
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:24


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