Sentencing in Hong Kong - 8th Edition Book Launch

A book launch ceremony for Sentencing in Hong Kong - 8th Edition written by Grenville Cross SBS, SC & Patrick WS Cheung

Event Details

Date: Thursday, 21 July 2019

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Venue: eSpace (Address: 7/F, Grand Building, 15-18 Connaught Road Central, Central)

Author: Grenville Cross SBS, SC & Patrick WS Cheung

Offer: 10% discount for event attendees

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About Book

The eighth edition of Sentencing in Hong Kong is a vital work of reference for anyone involved in the criminal law, as well as for students and observers. It examines all aspects of sentencing law and practice, and considers the effect of latest developments. Recent appellate judgments have significantly changed sentencing practice, and the effects are expertly analysed. By referencing case law from other jurisdictions, local sentencing norms are placed in a comparative context, which enriches the whole.

The impact of human rights guarantees on sentencing for specific offences is considered, against the backdrop of international jurisprudence. The appropriateness of particular sentences is assessed, together with the factors which influence the available choices. New legislation is explained, and the changes to sentencing guidelines and tariff judgments are discussed. Aggravating and mitigating factors are summarised, with the overall text having undergone modernisation.

The Appendix contains the cases on quantum of sentence and the sentencing ranges for particular offences, and new topics are included. In the ceremony, we sought to furbish the event place, invited authoritative judges, spare some time for networking & book signing and distribute chocolates and umbrellas as souvenirs to promote the book "Sentencing in Hong Kong - 8th Edition" Also especially this time, we arranged the title-pick-up of this book and thus sought to facilitate its sales.

About Authors

Grenville I Cross SBS, QC, SC

Grenville Cross SBS, QC, SC is the Vice Chairman (Senate) of the International Association of Prosecutors, and chairs the Association’s Standing Committee on Prosecutors in Difficulty. A career prosecutor, he served as Director of Public Prosecutions from 1997 to 2009. Mr Cross was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1974, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990, becoming Senior Counsel in 1997. He is Honorary Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong, Visiting Professor of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Adjunct Professor of Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, and Visiting Professor of Law, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan. Mr Cross is the Sentencing Editor of Hong Kong Cases and of Archbold Hong Kong. He is the Patron of Against Child Abuse, and Honorary Consultant to the Child Protection Institute. In 2010, Mr Cross was awarded the Certificate of Merit of the International Association of Prosecutors, for services tointernational prosecutions.

Patrick WS Cheung

Patrick WS Cheung is a barrister-at-law, with a wide experience of public prosecutions in the Department of Justice. He served as Head of the Vulnerable Witness Team, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Disclosure, and Prosecution Policy Co-ordinator on Policy and Research (Crime). Mr Cheung sat on the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee, and the Working Group on Combating Violence. He is the author of Sentencing Policy, and has contributed to Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong and The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong. Mr Cheung has served as Associate Editor of Hong Kong Cases, Contributing Editor of Archbold Hong Kong and Consultant Editor of Hong Kong Law Reports and Digest. In 2010, he was awarded the Long and Meritorious Service Certificate, for services to government.

Highlights of the event