By Mike Redmayne

ISBN-10: 0199228892

ISBN-13: 9780199228898

If a defendant is on trial for a criminal offense equivalent to housebreaking, to what quantity should still the truth that he has a prior conviction for housebreaking function in his trial? should still the prosecution be allowed to inform the jury concerning the prior conviction as proof that the defendant is likely to have dedicated housebreaking? should still the pass judgement on provide the defendant an extended sentence simply because he has a prior conviction? those are the elemental questions tested in personality in
the legal Trial.

Including an in-depth research of the nature facts provisions of the felony Justice Act 2003, this e-book assesses the arguments for and opposed to utilizing personality proof to end up a defendant's guilt. It explores the sentencing provisions within the comparable Act, in addition to the overall use of felony list and different personality facts to irritate and mitigate sentence.

Issues tested through the e-book contain: mental and philosophical debates concerning the balance of personality; criminological learn on recidivism and the character of felony careers; moral debates concerning the use of earlier behaviour to turn out present or destiny offending; the method of reasoning underlying using undesirable personality proof; even if undesirable personality facts is prejudicial; and using possibility evaluation tools to categorise offenders as harmful. via combining
insights from legislations, psychology, criminology, and philosophy, Redmayne reassesses using personality within the felony trial and displays at the value of the law's expanding emphasis on character.

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