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International Journal of Punishment & Sentencing, The

The International Journal of Punishment and Sentencing provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholarship on contentious and emerging issues and developments in punishment and sentencing in all jurisdictions. A wide ranging journal published quarterly, the International Journal of Punishment and Sentencing will publish articles dealing with:
  • Theories of Punishment. Are societies justified in punishing wrongdoers? If so, why?
  • Crime control, and in particular the type of punitive measures that are most effective in reducing crime
  • The rationales for sentencing. What are the aims of a properly focused sentencing regime?
  • The efficiency of punishment to achieve traditional sentencing objectives, such as deterrence, rehabilitation and incapacitation
  • The merits of fixed penalties as compared to discretionary sentencing
  • New forms of punishment and crime control
  • Achieving proportionality between the crime and punishment
  • Race and crime
  • The relevance of aggravating and mitigating considerations
  • Model sentencing systems
  • Public opinion and sentencing
Despite the universal nature of punishment and sentencing, there is little convergence across cultures on the type of behaviour which is criminalised and the appropriate response to crime. The Journal encourages submissions which both describe and evaluate the law in all relevant jurisdictions, thereby providing a sounder understanding of punishment and sentencing practices throughout the world.
Publication Details
Name of Publisher: Sandstone Academic Press
Place of Publication: South Yarra, Vic.
Resource Type: Journal
ISSN: 1449-9045
Publication Year: 2005-2011
Publication Frequency: Three times a year
Coverage: Volume 1, Issue 1 (2005) - Volume 7, Issue 3 (2011) (Comprehensive)
Subject Covered: Civil procedure & courts; Criminology & criminal justice