Criminal justice is increasing its emphasis on ‘dangerous’ offenders — typically those thought likely to commit violent and sexual offences — and incapacitating them by giving them extended sentences. This chapter examines some of the dangerousness provisions in English sentencing law and asks whether the role played by character in their application can be justified. The focus is on offenders who are not classified as mentally disordered.
Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.