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Principles of sentencing the sentencing policy of the Court of Appeal Criminal Division by Thomas, D. A.

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Published by Heinemann in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Great Britain.

Subjects:

  • Great Britain. Court of Appeal. Criminal Division.,
  • Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- Great Britain.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby D. A. Thomas.
SeriesCambridge studies in criminology ;, v. 27
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKD8406 .T56 1979
The Physical Object
Paginationli, 410 p. ;
Number of Pages410
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4486835M
ISBN 100435828819, 0435828827
LC Control Number79315920

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