Sentencing Guidelines

Author: Julian V. Roberts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019968457X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book will appeal to anyone with an interest or stake in sentencing. The collection of essays explores a range of issues relating to the English sentencing guidelines. The contributors include practicing lawyers, legal and sociological academics, and also scholars from several other countries including New Zealand and the United States. The volume begins with a clear and concise history of the guidelines as well as a description of how they function. Thechapters explore a range of issues including the effect of guidelines on judicial practice, the role of public opinion in developing sentencing guidelines, the role of the crime victim in sentencingguidelines and the use of guidelines by practicing barristers.

Exploring Sentencing Practice in England and Wales

Author: J. Roberts
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137390409
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume explores the theory and practice of sentencing in England and Wales, exploring issues such as the role of previous convictions, offender remorse and sentencing female offenders, as well as drawing upon a new and unique source of data from the Crown courts.

Sentencing and Punishment

Author: Susan Easton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019874482X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Examining the theoretical debates behind the headlines and engaging with current debates, Sentencing and Punishment provides thoughtful, impartial, and unbiased coverage of sentencing and punishment in the UK. Collectively, Susan Easton and Christine Piper are highly experienced teachers andresearchers in this field, making them perfectly placed to deliver this lively account of a highly dynamic subject area. The book takes a thorough and systematic approach to sentencing and punishment, examining key topics from legal, philosophical, and practical perspectives. Offering in-depth and detailed coverage, while remaining succinct and readable, the authors deliver a balanced approach to the subject. Chaptersummaries, discussion questions, and case studies help students to engage with the subject, apply their knowledge, and reflect upon debates. Fully reworked, restructured, and updated for this edition, and incorporating changes following the 2015 general election; this is the essential guide for anyone studying sentencing and punishment as part of a law or criminology course. The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre featuring:* Regular updates on case law, new legislation and key developments* Web links to further reading suggestions for each chapter of the book* Guidance on answering end of chapter questions * An online version of the textbook glossary

Fear of Judging

Author: Kate Stith
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226774862
Format: PDF, ePub
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For two centuries, federal judges exercised wide discretion in criminal sentencing. In 1987 a complex bureaucratic apparatus termed Sentencing "Guidelines" was imposed on federal courts. FEAR OF JUDGING is the first full-scale history, analysis, and critique of the new sentencing regime, arguing that it sacrifices comprehensibility and common sense.

Just Mercy

Author: Bryan Stevenson
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0812994531
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Praise for Just Mercy “Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.”—David Cole, The New York Review of Books “Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela.”—Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times “You don’t have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.”—Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review “Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he’s also a gifted writer and storyteller.”—The Washington Post “As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.”—The Financial Times “Brilliant.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Not since Atticus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American South. Though larger than life, Atticus exists only in fiction. Bryan Stevenson, however, is very much alive and doing God’s work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story.”—John Grisham “Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes, perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today, and Just Mercy is extraordinary. The stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice.”—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

Business Model Generation

Author: Alexander Osterwalder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118656407
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Business Model Generation is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow's enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don't yet have a strategy that will get you out in front of your competitors, you need Business Model Generation. Co-created by 470 "Business Model Canvas" practitioners from 45 countries, the book features a beautiful, highly visual, 4-color design that takes powerful strategic ideas and tools, and makes them easy to implement in your organization. It explains the most common Business Model patterns, based on concepts from leading business thinkers, and helps you reinterpret them for your own context. You will learn how to systematically understand, design, and implement a game-changing business model--or analyze and renovate an old one. Along the way, you'll understand at a much deeper level your customers, distribution channels, partners, revenue streams, costs, and your core value proposition. Business Model Generation features practical innovation techniques used today by leading consultants and companies worldwide, including 3M, Ericsson, Capgemini, Deloitte, and others. Designed for doers, it is for those ready to abandon outmoded thinking and embrace new models of value creation: for executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all organizations. If you're ready to change the rules, you belong to "the business model generation!"

Federal Sentencing Guidelines 2016 2017

Author: United States Sentencing Commission
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539850779
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Do you have the 2016-2017 Federal Sentencing Guidelines? This edition of the Guidelines Manual reflects amendments including: Compassionate Release Unlawfully Entering or Remaining in the United States Conditions of Probation and Supervised Release Animal Fighting Child Pornography Circuit Conflicts CHAPTERS AND SECTIONS Offenses Against the Person-Homicide, Assault, Criminal Sexual Abuse and Offenses Related to Registration as a Sex Offender, Kidnapping, Abduction, or Unlawful Restraint, Air Piracy and Offenses Against Mass Transportation Systems, Threatening or Harassing Communications, Hoaxes, Stalking, and Domestic Violence. Basic Economic Offenses-Theft, Embezzlement, Receipt of Stolen Property, Property Destruction, and Offenses Involving Fraud or Deceit-Burglary and Trespass, Robbery, Extortion, and Blackmail, Commercial Bribery and Kickbacks, Counterfeiting and Infringement of Copyright or Trademark, Motor Vehicle Identification Numbers Offenses Involving Public Officials and Violations of Federal Election Campaign Laws Offenses Involving Drugs And Narco-Terrorism including Unlawful Manufacturing, Importing, Exporting, Trafficking, or Possession; Continuing Criminal Enterprise, Unlawful Possession, and Regulatory Violations Offenses Involving Criminal Enterprises and Racketeering-Racketeering, Extortionate Extension of Credit, Gambling, Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco, and Labor Racketeering Offenses Involving Commercial Sex Acts, Sexual Exploitation of Minors, and Obscenity-Promoting A Commercial Sex Act or Prohibited Sexual Conduct, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, and Obscenity Offenses Involving Individual Rights-Civil Rights, Political Rights, Privacy and Eavesdropping, Peonage, Involuntary Servitude, Slave Trade, and Child Soldiers Offenses Involving the Administration of Justice Offenses Involving Public Safety-Explosives and Arson, Firearms, and Mailing Injurious Articles Offenses Involving Immigration, Naturalization, and Passports Offenses Involving National Defense and Weapons of Mass Destruction-Treason, Sabotage, Espionage and Related Offenses, Evasion of Military Service, Prohibited Financial Transactions and Exports, and Providing Material Support to Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations, Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons and Materials, and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction Offenses Involving Food, Drugs, Agricultural Products, Consumer Products, and Odometer Laws. Adjustments-Victim-Related Adjustments, Role in the Offense, Obstruction and Related Adjustments, Multiple Counts, Acceptance of Responsibility, Criminal History and Criminal Livelihood Determining the Sentence-Sentencing Table, Probation, Imprisonment, Supervised Release, Restitution, Fines, Assessments, Forfeitures, Sentencing Options, Implementing the Total Sentence of Imprisonment, Specific Offender Characteristics, Relief From Disability, and Departures, Substantial Assistance to Authorities, Other Grounds for Departure, Early Disposition Programs Sentencing Procedures, Plea Agreements, and Crime Victims' Rights Violations of Probation and Supervised Release-Authority, Background, Resolution of Major Issues, The Basic Approach, A Concluding Note, and Probation and Supervised Release Violations Sentencing of Organizations-General Application Principles, Remedying Harm from Criminal Conduct, and Effective Compliance and Ethics Program