Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology

The Lived Sentence

Rethinking Sentencing, Risk and Rehabilitation

Authors: Hall, Maggie

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  • Challenges theorists to re-conceive the idea of the 'sentence' to incorporate the perspective of the 'sentenced'
  • Draws on interviews with 30 prisoners with long sentences in New South Wales prisons
  • Argues that sentences should include real, concrete expectations for the prisoners to aid their rehabilitation
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About this book

This book examines the lives of the sentenced to argue that 'sentencing' should be re-conceived to consider the human perspective. It combines a range of modern criminological and legal theories together with interviews with prisoners in New South Wales, to examine their lives during and beyond completing the terms of imprisonment, for a more continuous and coherent perspective on the process of 'sentencing'. This book makes a strong argument for the practical advantages of listening to the voices of the sentenced and it is therefore a useful tool for the correctional community engaged in providing services and programmes to reduce recidivism. A methodological and well-researched text, this book will be of particular interest to scholars of criminal justice and the penal system, as well as policy makers and practitioners.

About the authors

Maggie Hall is a  highly experienced criminal lawyer and social worker with 30 years experience working in the criminal justice system in New South Wales, Australia. She is currently involved in developing further research in NSW prisons as part of an international multidisciplinary team at Oxford University, UK.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Lived Sentence
Book Subtitle
Rethinking Sentencing, Risk and Rehabilitation
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45038-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45038-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45037-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83193-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 295
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