Sentencing in Hong Kong - Eighth Edition

Author(s): Grenville I Cross SBS, SC and Patrick WS Cheung
Publication Date: 14 June 2018

The eighth edition of Sentencing in Hong Kong is a vital work of reference for anyone involved in the criminal law.

Publisher: LexisNexis
HK$ 2,500.00
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ISBN/ISSN: 9789888476671
Publisher: LexisNexis

Product description

The eighth edition of Sentencing in Hong Kong is a vital work of reference for anyone involved in the criminal law, as well as for students and observers. It examines all aspects of sentencing law and practice, and considers the effect of latest developments. Recent appellate judgments have significantly changed sentencing practice, and the effects are expertly analysed. By referencing case law from other jurisdictions, local sentencing norms are placed in a comparative context, which enriches the whole. The impact of human rights guarantees on sentencing for specific offences is considered, against the backdrop of international jurisprudence. The appropriateness of particular sentences is assessed, together with the factors which influence the available choices. New legislation is explained, and the changes to sentencing guidelines and tariff judgments are discussed. Aggravating and mitigating factors are summarised, with the overall text having undergone modernisation. The Appendix contains the cases on quantum of sentence and the sentencing ranges for particular offences, and new topics are included. 

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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