Source: (2004) In Peter Sedgwick, ed., Rethinking sentencing: a contribution to the debate. A report from the Mission and Public Affairs Council. London: Church House Publishing. Pp. 64-67. Downloaded 16 September 2005.

I am not sure that I have much to say about the future of sentencing, since that must lie to a considerable extent in the hands of our legislators; and it would not be apt for me as a serving judge to prognosticate about what the legislators might do, even if I could claim (which I cannot) any special perception in the matter. I can only say a little about the nature of sentencing, which might perhaps be relevant to others’ consideration of questions about the future. (excerpt)


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