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Sentencing the Multiple Offender: In Search of a 'Just and Proportionate'' Total Sentence


Ashworth, A and Wasik, M, Sentencing the Multiple Offender: In Search of a 'Just and Proportionate'' Total Sentence, Sentencing Multiple Crimes, Oxford University Press, J Ryberg, JV Roberts, and JW Keijser (ed), New York, NY, pp. 211-224. ISBN 9780190607609 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1093/oso/9780190607609.001.0001


The multiple offender will receive a shorter (perhaps much shorter) sentence if she or he is dealt with for several offenses on a single sentencing occasion than if sentenced for those same offenses on two or more separate sentencing occasions. This is the "discount for bulk offending," a practice which is widely adopted in different sentencing systems but which is hard to justify theoretically, either in retributive or deterrent terms. In this chapter we focus on custodial sentences, where the issues are at their most stark.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:sentencing policy, sentencing practice, England, Wales
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:International and comparative law
Research Field:International criminal law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Legal processes
UTAS Author:Ashworth, A (Professor Andrew Ashworth)
ID Code:123723
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2018-01-22
Last Modified:2019-02-07

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