By Graeme Brown
Through interviews with Scottish judges and by means of proposing a finished evaluation and research of contemporary scholarship on sentencing – together with a comparative examine of united kingdom, Irish and Commonwealth sentencing jurisprudence – this booklet explores those matters to give a scientific conception of sentencing. via an integration of the concept that of fairness as particularised justice, the Aristotelian proposal of phronesis (or 'practical wisdom'), the idea that of price pluralism, and the point of interest of appellate courts through the Commonwealth on sentencing when it comes to 'instinctive synthesis', it truly is argued that judicial sentencing method is healthier considered by way of a phronetic synthesis of the appropriate proof and situations of the actual case. the writer concludes that sentencing is healthier conceptualised as a kind of case-orientated, concrete and intuitive choice making; person who seeks individualisation via judicial acceptance of the profoundly contextualised nature of the process.
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