This e-book addresses a contested yet under-discussed query within the box of felony sentencing: may still an offender's regret impact the sentence she or he gets? Answering this question comprises tackling a sequence of others: Is it attainable to justify mitigation for regret inside a retributive sentencing framework? accurately how should still regret input into the sentencing equation? How should still the mitigating weight of regret have interaction with different hectic and mitigating elements? Are there a few offense or criminal features that restrict remorse-based mitigation? regret is well-known as a sound mitigating think about many sentencing regimes all over the world, with strong results on sentence severity. even if there was a few dialogue of no matter if this custom might be justified in the literature on sentencing and penal conception, this publication presents the 1st complete and in-depth learn of attainable theoretical justifications. whereas the emphasis here's on theoretical justification, the publication additionally bargains research of ways normative conclusions could play out within the broader context of sentencing judgements and the tips meant to constitution them. The conclusions reached have relevance for sentencing platforms around the globe. [Subject: Criminology, Penology, legal legislations, felony Philosophy]
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