Sentencing in Hong Kong - Seventh Edition

Author(s): Grenville Cross, Patrick WS Cheung
Publication Date: 30 April 2015

The seventh edition of Sentencing in Hong Kong is an essential work of reference.

Publisher: LexisNexis
HK$ 2,500.00
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ISBN/ISSN: 9789888300662
Publisher: LexisNexis

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The seventh edition of Sentencing in Hong Kong is an essential work of reference. Recent developments in the law, practice and procedure of sentencing are incorporated, and issues are considered in a practical way. The impact of new legislation is explained, and the latest sentencing guidelines and tariff judgments are included. The factors which aggravate and mitigate sentence have been expanded, and the text as a whole has been modernised. The Appendix contains the cases on quantum of sentence, and it has been expertly expanded for the reference of courts and counsel. The effect on sentencing of appellate judgments is examined, and the text throughout is both analytical and practical. Whilst the focus is on local case law, jurisprudence from elsewhere is referenced where this assists an appreciation of the point in issue.

"In the Foreword to the Sixth Edition, Patrick Chan, formerly a Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal, said: 'To indulge in making comparison with other cases but to overlook the fundamental sentencing principles would be missing the whole object of sentencing'. I agree fully with those words. When I first joined the Court of Appeal and began dealing with criminal cases after a gap of over 20 years and having to look closely at sentences (in some cases fixing sentencing tariffs), this textbook provided invaluable guidance to me. Like many judges and practitioners, I am grateful to the authors for producing this excellent work." - Foreword to the seventh edition by Geoffrey Ma, Chief Justice, Court of Final Appeal

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Table of contents

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