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Bringing Principles and Fairness to the Sentencing of Murder

Abstract:

The authors take a closer look at the current sentencing laws for murder and argue the need to change them. Expanding on the proposals described in the recently published book, Exploring the Mandatory Life Sentence for Murder, the authors provide a more detailed explanation for the new framework. The proposals suggest a new method of sentencing, and discuss how primary and secondary mitigating and aggravating favors can play a role in forming the suggested scheme. This article suggests that t...

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10.1007/s10609-013-9215-7

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Mitchell, B More by this author
Roberts, JV More by this author
Journal:
Criminal Law Forum
Volume:
24
Issue:
4
Pages:
1-26
Publication date:
2013
DOI:
EISSN:
1572-9850
ISSN:
1046-8374
URN:
uuid:47e64a98-2568-46ec-87d8-8319be34d13c
Source identifiers:
439264
Local pid:
pubs:439264

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