Sentencing in Hong Kong - Tenth Edition
Authors: I Grenville Cross GBS, SC, Patrick WS Cheung
Publication Date: June 2022
The 10th edition of Sentencing in Hong Kong is a vital reference tool for judicial officers, practitioners and academics alike.
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The 10th edition of Sentencing in Hong Kong is a vital reference tool for judicial officers, practitioners and academics alike. The Appendix summarises latest judgments and indicates maximum penalties, and fresh topics have been added, including national security and quarantine controls. Whereas the latest aggravating and mitigating factors are included, consideration is also given to assistance to the authorities, the difference between guidelines and tariffs, the ambit of a court’s duty to provide reasons for sentence, the ordering of multiple retrials, and the role of counsel in the sentencing process. The latest narcotics guidelines are indicated, together with the enhanced punishments for employing persons not lawfully employable. Arising out of the public disorder in 2019-20, numerous offenders have been sentenced for a variety of crimes, including arson, riot and violence against police officers, and the courts have identified the relevant principles of punishment, and these are now explained. The duty of the courts to protect society and uphold the rule of law have been recurrent sentencing themes, as also has equality before the law. New chapters on the national security law and rehabilitation centres have been added, and this edition is now the most comprehensive in the series. Where instructive, developments in other jurisdictions are also referenced, and this provides a comparative dimension. The text is current as of 1 May 2022.