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Performing Justice: What do Sentencing Guidelines Do?

NEIL HUTTON, from the UNIVERSITY OF STRATHLCYDE, SCHOOL OF LAW, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category “Punishment and its alternatives,” under the title “Performing Justice: What do Sentencing Guidelines Do?”. Here is the abstract: Do sentencing guidelines change the way in which courts go about making sentencing decisions? Is judicial discretion constrained or even eliminated by guidelines? Do guidelines improve consistency in sentencing and if so how is consistency defined? Do guidelines help to understand how decision making is performed or do they provide a public account of such decision making? These questions are addressed with particular reference to the first guideline on assault from the Sentencing Council of England and Wales.


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  • “Performing Justice: What do Sentencing Guidelines Do?”, by NEIL HUTTON (Proceedings)

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