A Practical Approach to Sentencing (5th edition)

ISBN : 9780199695812

Martin Wasik
360 ページ
169 x 245 mm
Practical Approach Series

Sentencing is one of the fastest moving areas of law, with frequent legislative changes and hundreds of reported appellate decisions each year. A Practical Approach to Sentencing - a completely updated and revised new edition of Emmins on Sentencing - offers the most comprehensive coverage of modern sentencing law, making it an essential purchase for all criminal practitioners. The book provides a clear and complete guide to the sentences which are available to the courts, describing the powers of sentencing which can be used and how they are likely to be exercised in practice by the Crown Court or magistrates' courts. Offering guidance and analysis on sentencing principles and procedures, the book also provides a practical summary of relevant sentencing guidelines and leading guideline decisions. With thorough coverage and explanation of the changes brought about by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act, this new edition is an indispensable guide for criminal practitioners at all levels. The A Practical Approach series is the perfect partner for practice work. Each title focuses on one field of the law, providing a comprehensive overview of the subject together with clear, practical advice and tips on issues likely to arise in practice. The books are also an excellent resource for those new to the law, where the expert overview and clear layout promote clarity and ease of understanding.


1. The Sentencing Process
2. General Provisions in Sentencing
3. Custodial Sentences: Adult Offences
4. Custodial Sentences: Offenders Under 18
5. Custodial Sentences: Mandatory and Prescribed Sentences
6. Community Sentence
7. Referral Orders and Reparation Orders
8. Deferment, Binding Over, and Discharge
9. Compensation, Restitution and Surcharge
10. Orders Against Parents
11. Fines
12. Orders of Disqualification and Exclusion
13. Mentally Disordered Offenders
14. Sentencing for a Range of Offences
15. Sentencing Appeals and the Statutory Consequences of Conviction


Martin Wasik CBE is Professor of Law at Keele University. He was formerly chairman of the Sentencing Advisory Panel (1997-2007). He is author of Emmins on Sentencing (4th edn, 2001), and has been a contributor to Blackstone's Criminal Practice since 1991.