Roll the dice, rational agent : should extra-curial punishment mitigate an offender's sentence?

Duffy, James (2012) Roll the dice, rational agent : should extra-curial punishment mitigate an offender's sentence? University of Queensland Law Journal, 31(1), pp. 115-130.

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It was rugby league State of Origin night 2008 and a group of adults had descended upon a house in Eagleby, Brisbane to have some drinks and to celebrate the game. At 11pm that evening, Shane Thomas Davidson entered the bedroom of the homeowner’s 10-year-old son, TC. Davidson approached the bed and began to massage the boy’s penis under his clothing, which caused TC to wake. Davidson stated, ‘Show me how big your willy is and I’ll show you how big mine is’. TC refused the request and after a small period of time, left the bedroom and told his father what had happened...

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ID Code: 53266
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: extra-curial punishment, mitigation, sentencing, deterrence, retribution, mercy
ISSN: 0083-4041
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 James Duffy
Deposited On: 30 Aug 2012 23:18
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2013 14:32

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