Mothers Confined – Part 1: Over the threshold? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted July 31st, 2015 in children, families, human rights, news, prisons, sentencing, statistics, women by sally

‘Research surrounding the imprisonment of women, indeed even the imprisonment of mothers, is not new. A plethora of researchers and scholars have explored the issues surrounding women and criminal justice with passion and tenacity, arguably all of whom have contributed to the evidence-laden pathway culminating in the inspirational and influential 2006 Corston Report.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 31st July 2015

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Wine fraudster who duped doctor out of £500,000 is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2015 in compensation, fraud, news, ombudsmen, sentencing by sally

‘The conman fooled even ‘experienced’ investors by promising 50pc returns. But victims could have been alerted had they checked an official database.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2015

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Anti-slavery powers come into force in England and Wales – BBC News

‘Key parts of new legislation to combat slavery in the UK – including life sentences for those guilty of people trafficking – have come into force in England and Wales.

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BBC News, 31st July 2015

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Woman jailed for strangling dog using collar and wrapping muzzle in duct tape – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2015 in animal cruelty, costs, disqualification, news, sentencing by sally

‘Hayley Cowan buries Staffordshire bull terrier in shallow grave in case described by RSPCA as ‘one of most harrowing and distressing cases to date’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2015

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Paige Chivers: Man jailed for murdering Blackpool teen – BBC News

Posted July 30th, 2015 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man convicted of murdering Blackpool teenager Paige Chivers has been jailed for life and will serve at least 33 years.’

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BBC News, 28th July 2015

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English drug dealer not sentenced in Wales because he doesn’t understand the accent – The Independent

Posted July 30th, 2015 in courts, news, sentencing, Wales by sally

‘A drug dealer from the West Midlands has reportedly refused to appear in court in Wales – because he doesn’t understand the Welsh accent.’

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The Independent, 28th July 2015

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‘I watched the man convicted of sexually abusing me as a child walk free from court with a fine’ – The Independent

‘A child sex abuse victim who was attacked by her sister’s fiancé when she was just 10 years old has started a campaign to change the legal system that saw her abuser walk free from court.’
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The Independent, 29th July 2015

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Man jailed after using explicit images of ex-wife in £2m blackmail bid – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2015 in blackmail, divorce, news, photography, privacy, sentencing, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A British man who married the daughter of an American billionaire has been jailed for 12 years after plotting to extort £2m from the family by posting sexually explicit photos of her online.’

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The Guardian, 28th July 2015

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Drug dealer who killed business partner jailed for at least 25 years – The Guardian

Posted July 28th, 2015 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A drug dealer who stabbed and bludgeoned to death a business associate to steal his Range Rover has been jailed for at least 25 years.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2015

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‘Breaking Bad’ drugs gang jailed – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2015 in conspiracy, drug offences, elderly, news, sentencing by sally

‘A 78 year-old who plotted to set up a crystal meth production line likened to the TV series Breaking Bad has been jailed for 18 years.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2015

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Off the scale: Sentencing very large companies for environmental crimes – Henderson Chambers

Posted July 27th, 2015 in environmental protection, news, pollution, sentencing, water companies by sally

‘Earlier this month judgment was handed down by the Court of Appeal in R v Thames Water Utilities Ltd [2015] EWCA Crim 960, examining what should be done when a corporate offender’s turnover is so large that it falls outside the scale set down in the sentencing guidelines. This is the first case of its kind to come before the Court of Appeal since publication of the Definitive Guideline for Environmental Offences by the Sentencing Council in July 2014. Rejecting Thames Water’s appeal against a £250,000 fine, the court said that fines levied against very large companies “had to bring home the appropriate message to the directors and shareholders of the company” and could go as high as 100% of pre-tax profits. ‘

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Henderson Chambers, June 2015

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Paedophile Phillip Kirk who wrote a letter to Theresa May asking for sex with children to be legalised is jailed – The Independent

‘A paedophile was caught after he wrote to Home Secretary Theresa May asking for sex with children to be legalised.’

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The Independent, 20th July 2015

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Grandmother spared jail after admitting killing baby son 52 years ago – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2015 in infanticide, news, self-incrimination, sentencing by sally

‘A guilt-racked grandmother has been spared jail after confessing to killing her newborn son by smothering him with a cushion 52 years ago. Melody Casson suffocated 18-day-old Wayne Harper in 1963 when she was a 15 and told police at the time she accidentally rolled on top of her son when she fell asleep on the sofa.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2015

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Fake locum doctor sentenced – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A man who pretended to be a qualified doctor has been sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court to six years in prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th July 2015

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Former employee found guilty over Morrisons data theft – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Andrew Skelton, a former employee of Morrisons supermarket has today (17 July) been found guilty of fraud, securing unauthorised access to computer material and disclosing personal data. He has been sentenced to eight years at Bradford Crown Court, in relation to stealing personal data belonging to nearly 100,000 Morrisons employees.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th July 2015

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Terrorism sympathiser jailed for 33 months – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2015 in internet, news, sentencing, terrorism, video recordings by tracey

‘A terrorism sympathiser who translated extremist videos and uploaded them to YouTube has been jailed for 33 months. Muhammad Suleman, 25, from Crumpsall, near Manchester, pleaded guilty to distributing or circulating a video entitled Flames of War as well as an electronic version of al-Qaida magazine, Inspire 12.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2015

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Sex gang victim escapes six years of exploitation to see captors jailed – The Independent

‘Members of an international sexual exploitation ring were jailed on Thursday after one victim escaped and told police of her horrific six-year ordeal at their hands.’

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The Independent, 17th July 2015

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Company and its senior management sentenced following death of 16 year old apprentice – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 15th, 2015 in corporate manslaughter, fines, health & safety, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Huntley Mount Engineering Ltd has today been sentenced for the corporate manslaughter of apprentice Cameron Minshull. In addition, Company Director Zaffar Hussain has been sentenced for an offence under section 2 and 37 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and company Supervisor Akbar Hussain has also been sentenced for an offence under section 7 of the same act.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 14th July 2015

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If you encourage someone to kill, are you guilty of murder? – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2015 in appeals, homicide, joint enterprise, murder, news, sentencing, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Does the law of joint enterprise cause injustice? That’s the question the supreme court will confront in October. If its answer is yes, the UK’s most senior judges will have the chance to put things right.’

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The Guardian, 14th July 2015

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Former Ukip MEP sentenced to five years in prison for expenses fraud – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2015 in expenses, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Ashley Mote, who submitted bogus European parliamentary expenses claims of almost £500,000, ‘lied and lied’ throughout his trial.’

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BBC News, 13th July 2015

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