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Author Padfield, Nicola.
Title Beyond the tariff : human rights and the release of life sentence prisoners / Nicola Padfield.
Imprint Cullompton : Willan, 2002.

Author Padfield, Nicola.
Subject Great Britain. Parole Board for England and Wales -- Decision making.
Life imprisonment -- England.
Parole -- England.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- England.
Life imprisonment -- Wales.
Parole -- Wales.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Wales.
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 208 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Forms of life sentence -- Discretionary life sentences -- Mandatory life sentences -- Detention at Her Majesty's pleasure or for a specified period -- Custody for life -- 'Automatic' life sentences -- Life sentences: in custody and approaching release -- Some statistics -- Serving a life sentence -- Release under the Criminal Justice Act 1967 -- The view from Europe -- The European Court of Human Rights -- The case of Weeks -- The case of Thynne, Wilson and Gunnell v. United Kingdom -- Wynne: murders are different -- The cases of Hussain and Singh -- Parliamentary and governmental responses -- The Criminal Justice Bill 1990 -- The Bill in the House of Commons -- The House of Lords -- Back in the Commons: the government reacts -- Back to the House of Lords -- Drafting the regulations -- The Crime (Sentences) Act 1997: extending the procedure -- DLPs in practice -- Preparing for the DLP -- The dossier -- The DLP in practice -- Decisions and outcomes -- Key issues -- Release procedures compared -- Determinate sentences -- The release of mandatory lifers -- Mental Health Review Tribunals -- The spirit of Weeks/Thynne and the reality -- The judicial function -- What is a court? -- The independence of the Parole Board -- The 'court' must follow appropriate procedures -- Recent developments in judicial review -- Theory and practice -- Back to basics -- Developments elsewhere in the United Kingdom -- Does the DLP pass the test? -- Lessons for the future -- Extracts from the majority and dissenting opinions in Weeks.
Summary This is a study of the workings of the Discretionary Lifer Panels of the Parole Board, the body charged with the responsibility for making decisions on the release of discretionary life sentence prisoners.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781134031436 (electronic bk.)
1134031432 (electronic bk.)
9781843924234 (electronic bk.)
1843924234 (electronic bk.)
9781134031573 (e-book ; Mobi)
9781134031504 (e-book ; ePub)
9781138964648 (paperback)
OCLC # 824698820
Additional Format Print version: Padfield, Nicola. Beyond the tariff. Cullompton : Willan, 2002 1903240883 (DLC) 2003266436 (OCoLC)49594982

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