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ISBN: 9781552210291-06

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Rules of Sentencing

From: Law of Sentencing


Examines the set of rules available to resolve most of the sentencing problems which judges and lawyers will encounter, focusing on situations including cases of multiple sentences, youthful offenders, maximum sentence, pre-sentence custody, conditional release issues, issues relating to previous convictions and rehabilitative prospects.



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.