Critics’ Reviews

Penal Populism analyses a wealth of timely, thought-provoking and trend-setting studies which are essential to gaining a full understanding of this important issue in contemporary criminology. (See full review in Supplement below.) – The Hon Mr Justice Gilles Renaud, Ontario Court of Justice, Cornwall, Ontario

This fascinating analysis of the sentencing advisory groups discloses their directives and personnel, their successes and failures and their support from the judiciary and governments. …

Their similarity of purpose is the ‘balance the various interests of the judiciary, the public politicians – and the media’ and to carefully create ‘fair and thoughtful’ sentencing policies. – Victims’ Voice, September 2008

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