The Lived Sentence

Rethinking Sentencing, Risk and Rehabilitation

  • Maggie Hall

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Prisons and Penology book series (PSIPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 269-295

About this book


This book examines the lives of the sentenced to argue that 'sentencing' should be re-conceived to consider the human perspective. It combines a range of modern criminological and legal theories together with interviews with prisoners in New South Wales, to examine their lives during and beyond completing the terms of imprisonment, for a more continuous and coherent perspective on the process of 'sentencing'. This book makes a strong argument for the practical advantages of listening to the voices of the sentenced and it is therefore a useful tool for the correctional community engaged in providing services and programmes to reduce recidivism. A methodological and well-researched text, this book will be of particular interest to scholars of criminal justice and the penal system, as well as policy makers and practitioners.


Prison Sentencing Parole Rehabilitation Prisoners Re-offenders

Authors and affiliations

  • Maggie Hall
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  1. 1.Independent AcademicSydneyAustralia

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