Dangerousness and Criminal Justice

Dangerousness and Criminal Justice

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qDangerousnessq is a feature of life in modern industrial societies. The general public in these countries are at risk of suffering grave harm from other persons in a variety of ways. But what exactly constitutes qdangerousness?q Who is qdangerous?q Should there be special sentences for qdangerousq offenders? In 1976 the Howard League for Penal Reform convened a distinguished working party to review and report on the law and practice in relation to qdangerousq offenders. The concept of qdangerousnessq in criminal justice had been for some years the focus in the United States of an impassioned controversy to which there existed no British counterpart. The working party set out to confront the fundamental issues raised in the American debate. They offer a uniquely comprehensive review of the wide-ranging arguments and present controversial proposals for reform which embody the principles on which, approaching the problem from a variety of very different points of departure, they achieved a broad agreement.aquot;Dangerousnessaquot; is a feature of life in modern industrial societies.

Title:Dangerousness and Criminal Justice
Author:Jean E. Floud, Warren Young
Publisher:Barnes & Noble Imports - 1982


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