Sentencing in Hong Kong - Ninth Edition

Authors: Grenville Cross SBS, SC, Patrick WS Cheung

The ninth edition of Sentencing in Hong Kong is an essential text for anyone involved in the criminal law, as well as for students and analysts. It examines all aspects of sentencing law, practice and procedure, and considers the impact of latest developments. 

Publisher: LexisNexis
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ISBN/ISSN: 9789888601776
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The ninth edition of Sentencing in Hong Kong is an essential text for anyone involved in the criminal law, as well as for students and analysts. It examines all aspects of sentencing law, practice and procedure, and considers the impact of latest developments. These include the way in which assistance to the authorities should be evaluated, the weight to be placed upon victims’ interests, and sentencing for public order offences.


Significant judgments are incorporated, and the updated Appendix contains the cases on sentencing principles and quantum of sentence, and indicates customary sentencing ranges. The effect of constitutional changes on sentencing is considered, as also are legislative changes. Aggravating and mitigating factors invariably affect sentence, and chapters have been expanded to accommodate recent decisions. The constitutionality of sentencing guidelines is considered, as also is the role of reviews of sentence in maintaining public confidence in criminal justice. The text overall has undergone modernisation, and case law from other jurisdictions has been widely referenced to illustrate particular propositions and provide a comparative context. At a time of turbulence in society, just sentencing has assumed yet greater significance, and the arrival of the ninth edition is welcome. It will not only provide guidance for courts and legal professionals, but also enlightenment for the wider community.


“The 9th Edition continues to secure this book’s place as the essential work on sentencing law and practice in Hong Kong. Beyond serving professional and academic needs, it makes an important contribution to public discourse. It is a resource of great importance to the administration of justice in Hong Kong.” - Robert Ribeiro, Permanent Judge, Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal

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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Aggravating Factors
Chapter 2 Antecedent Statements and Background Reports
Chapter 3 Appeal against Sentence
Chapter 4 Assistance to Authorities
Chapter 5 Binding Over Orders
Chapter 6 Classical Principles of Sentencing
Chapter 7 Clear Record
Chapter 8 Community Service Order
Chapter 9 Compensation Order
Chapter 10 Concurrent and Consecutive Sentencing
Chapter 11 Confiscation Orders
Chapter 12 Costs in Criminal Cases
Chapter 13 Criminal Bankruptcy Order
Chapter 14 Criminal Record
Chapter 15 Defender and Sentence
Chapter 16 Detention Centre
Chapter 17 Discharge Orders
Chapter 18 Disparity of Sentence
Chapter 19 Disqualification from Driving
Chapter 20 Drug Addiction Treatment Centre
Chapter 21 Factual Basis for Sentence
Chapter 22 Fine
Chapter 23 Forfeiture
Chapter 24 Generalised Sentencing
Chapter 25 Guidelines
Chapter 26 Guilty and Not Guilty Pleas
Chapter 27 Hospital Order
Chapter 28 Length of Sentence
Chapter 29 Life Imprisonment
Chapter 30 Mitigating Factors
Chapter 31 Plea Bargaining
Chapter 32 Postponement of Sentence
Chapter 33 Prevalence of Offence
Chapter 34 Probation Order
Chapter 35 Prosecutor and Sentence
Chapter 36 Reasons for Sentence
Chapter 37 Reformatory School
Chapter 38 Remission of Sentence
Chapter 39 Restitution Orders
Chapter 40 Retrial Sentencing
Chapter 41 Review of Sentence
Chapter 42 Sentencing Jurisdiction
Chapter 43 Solitary Confinement
Chapter 44 Spent Conviction
Chapter 45 Suspension of Sentence
Chapter 46 Taking Offences Into Consideration
Chapter 47 Totality Principle
Chapter 48 Training Centre
Chapter 49 Victim of Crime
Chapter 50 Young Offender