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Equality Before the Law: Racial and Social Background Factors as Sources of Mitigation at Sentencing

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Warner, K, Equality Before the Law: Racial and Social Background Factors as Sources of Mitigation at Sentencing, Mitigation and Aggravation at Sentencing, Cambridge University Press, JV Roberts (ed), New York, pp. 124-145. ISBN 978-0-521-19780-9 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]


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Abstract

Some sentencing factors are offence-specific, while others cut across all forms of offending. One of the most important - and contested - examples of the latter is the offender's social background. Are offenders who present for sentencing with a socially disadvantaged background - or who belong to a minority group which historically has been associated with high rates of imprisonment - entitled to some mitigation on this basis?

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Author:Warner, K (Professor Kate Warner)
ID Code:74103
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2011-11-14
Last Modified:2017-11-21
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