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The evolution of sentencing policy and practice in England and Wales, 2003–2015

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Sentencing in England and Wales evolved in a direction from other common law countries. Although sentencing problems found in many Western nations are present, legislative and judicial responses have been very different. Use of custody rose steeply in the 1990s and has remained stable around that level in recent years. Crimes of violence and sexual aggression have, however, attracted increasingly longer sentences. The other principal changes are a steep increase in indeterminate sentences,...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1086/685754

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Oxford, Social Sciences, Law, Centre for Criminology
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Oxford, Social Sciences, Law, Law Faculty
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Crime and Justice Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2016-06-05
Acceptance date:
2016-06-20
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EISSN:
2153-0416
ISSN:
0192-3234
Pubs id:
pubs:632205
URN:
uri:8d2284ac-1b69-4970-9b79-6fdb165d9cff
UUID:
8d2284ac-1b69-4970-9b79-6fdb165d9cff
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pubs:632205

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