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ISBN: 9781552210291-07

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Aggravating and Mitigating Factors

From: Law of Sentencing


Discusses aggravating and mitigating factors, focusing on the role of both factors, statutory aggravating factors, judicially recognized aggravating factors and factors not to be treated as aggravating.



Allan Manson

Allan Manson is Professor of Law at Queen’s University, specializing in the areas of sentencing and prison law. Prior to joining the faculty at Queen’s, he practised criminal law. He has also served as Deputy Judge on the Yukon Territorial Court. He is an Associate Editor of the Criminal Reports and has been a long-standing member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Committee on Release and Imprisonment. He is the author of numerous articles dealing with criminal law issues, co-author of the text Release from Imprisonment: The Law of Parole, Sentencing and Judicial Review (1990) and co-author of the casebook Sentencing and Penal Policy (2000). Professor Manson was Project Director of the Ontario Law Reform Commission study of the coroner system.