By Mike Redmayne

If a defendant is on trial for a criminal offense similar to housebreaking, to what volume may 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 earlier conviction as proof that the defendant is prone to have devoted housebreaking? may still the pass judgement on provide the defendant an extended sentence simply because he has a prior conviction? those are the basic questions tested in personality in
the legal Trial.

Including an in-depth research of the nature proof provisions of the felony Justice Act 2003, this booklet 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 worsen and mitigate sentence.

Issues tested during the ebook comprise: mental and philosophical debates in regards to the balance of personality; criminological learn on recidivism and the character of felony careers; moral debates in regards to the use of past behaviour to end up present or destiny offending; the method of reasoning underlying using undesirable personality facts; even if undesirable personality proof is prejudicial; and using probability review tools to categorise offenders as harmful. by way of combining
insights from legislations, psychology, criminology, and philosophy, Redmayne reassesses using personality within the legal trial and displays at the importance of the law's expanding emphasis on character.

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