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By Mike Redmayne

ISBN-10: 0199228892

ISBN-13: 9780199228898

If a defendant is on trial for against the law reminiscent of housebreaking, to what quantity may still the truth that he has a prior conviction for housebreaking function in his trial? may still the prosecution be allowed to inform the jury concerning the earlier conviction as proof that the defendant is prone to have dedicated housebreaking? may 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 proof provisions of the legal Justice Act 2003, this e-book assesses the arguments for and opposed to utilizing personality proof to turn out a defendant's guilt. It explores the sentencing provisions within the related Act, in addition to the final use of legal list and different personality facts to irritate and mitigate sentence.

Issues tested through the e-book comprise: mental and philosophical debates concerning the balance of personality; criminological study on recidivism and the character of legal careers; moral debates in regards to the use of previous behaviour to turn out present or destiny offending; the method of reasoning underlying using undesirable personality facts; no matter if undesirable personality facts is prejudicial; and using chance evaluate tools to categorise offenders as harmful. through combining
insights from legislation, psychology, criminology, and philosophy, Redmayne reassesses using personality within the legal trial and displays at the value of the law's expanding emphasis on character.

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