Determining the Impact of Intoxication in a Desert-based Sentencing Framework

Dingwall, Gavin and Koffman, Laurence (2008) Determining the Impact of Intoxication in a Desert-based Sentencing Framework. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 8 (3). pp. 335-348. ISSN 1748-8958

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Abstract

Research has consistently found a significant correlation between alcohol consumption and offending. Although this finding does not prove any direct causal link, many offenders subsequently claim that the fact they had been drinking should mitigate their sentence. As the argument advanced by offenders is framed in retributive terms - culpability is reduced because of intoxication - this article aims to analyse the impact, if any, that intoxication should have under a 'desert' model.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Depositing User: Laurence Koffman
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:17
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2012 12:53
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15649
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