Gareth Emery sentenced for killing aunt Anne Dunkley with shovel – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2016 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been given a life sentence after he admitted killing his aunt at her home.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2016

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City insider traders sentenced to eight years in prison – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 13th, 2016 in financial regulation, insider dealing, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Two men who were part of the most complex insider dealing ring uncovered by the City watchdog have been sentenced to a total of eight years in prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2016

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Sentencing guidelines to reflect influence of technology – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The influence of technological developments on offending – such as sharing photos and videos on social media, and online grooming – have been factored into new sentencing proposals for young offenders.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th March 2016

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Prison numbers ‘must fall’ for reforms to work says Ramsbotham – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2016 in mental health, news, prisons, rehabilitation, sentencing by sally

‘Government prison reforms will fail unless inmate numbers are reduced before they are put in place, a former chief inspector of prisons has said.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2016

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Young offenders who film crimes for social media could face tougher punishments – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 12th, 2016 in consultations, news, sentencing, video recordings, young offenders by sally

‘Young offenders could face tougher punishments if they film their crimes in order to post them on social media under new sentencing proposals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2016

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Bristol man jailed for 22 years over 1984 murder of 17-year-old Melanie Road – The Independent

Posted May 10th, 2016 in DNA, murder, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A 64-year-old man who murdered a teenage girl in a sexually motivated attack 32 years ago has been jailed for at least 22 years.’

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The Independent, 9th April 2016

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Lawyer who supplied ‘chemsex’ party drugs which killed his boyfriend is sentenced – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2016 in barristers, community service, drug abuse, drug offences, news, sentencing by sally

‘A barrister whose teenage boyfriend died from a lethal cocktail of “chemsex” party drugs has been sentenced for drug possession.’

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BBC News, 9th May 2016

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Man sentenced to eight years in prison for fatal 160mph crash – The Guardian

‘A motorist has been jailed for eight years after his passenger was killed when he crashed into a lorry while driving at more than 160mph.’

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The Guardian, 9th May 2016

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Reducing women’s imprisonment: sentencing of mothers – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Ciara O’Neill wrote recently on the Halsbury’s Law Exchange about Michael Gove’s talk on 4 November at the AGM of the Howard League for Penal Reform: “He believes that our sentencing framework needs a complete overhaul…Gove recognised that evidence shows short sentences are more likely than not to lead to recidivism, and that the system needs a more appropriate sentencing framework. This will be based on extensive research into the effectiveness of current sentencing practices.” (“Gove admits the UK sentencing framework needs to be more sensitive, & 7 more things we learned at the 2015 Howard League AGM“).’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 3rd May 2016

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Deputy head jailed for indecent images of children – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2016 in indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing, teachers by tracey

‘The deputy head of a fee-paying Catholic school in London has been jailed for 33 months for possessing extreme images of child abuse.’

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BBC News, 5th May 2016

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Gang jailed over pensioner phone scam – BBC News

‘Eight men from London have been jailed for a phone scam that defrauded UK pensioners out of more than £1m.’

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BBC News, 4th May 2016

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Kandyce Downer: Foster mother guilty of murdering toddler in her care jailed for life – The Independent

Posted May 5th, 2016 in fostering, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A foster mother who battered an 18-month-old baby to death just months after becoming her guardian has been jailed for life.’

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The Independent, 4th May 2016

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Tough talk on crime has led to a crisis in Britain’s prisons – The Guardian

Posted May 5th, 2016 in assault, crime, news, prisons, sentencing, suicide by tracey

‘The rapid rise in suicides and assaults behind bars was inevitable, given the UK imported an experiment that had failed – disastrously – in America.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2016

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Expenses fraud ex-MEP Peter Skinner jailed for four years after falsely claiming more than £100k – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2016 in expenses, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A former Labour MEP who falsely claimed more than £100,000 in expenses to fund his lavish lifestyle and pay off his wife following their divorce has been jailed for four years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2016

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Rapist who targeted Asian women in a series of sex attacks while on bail is jailed for life – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2016 in bail, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A violent rapist who carried out a series of racially motivated sexual assaults on lone women while on bail has been jailed for life.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2016

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Stephen Ward jailed for killing baby son Jordan – BBC News

Posted April 28th, 2016 in children, homicide, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A father who killed his nine-month-old son by violently shaking him and causing “catastrophic injuries” has been jailed for eight years.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2016

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Prisoner who threw boiling water at nurse sentenced to 11 years jail – Attorney General’s Office

Posted April 27th, 2016 in appeals, grievous bodily harm, news, nurses, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘A violent prisoner in HMP Preston who threw boiling water in the face of a nurse today had his sentence increased to 11 years in jail.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 27th April 2016

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Judges to be filmed in English and Welsh crown courts – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2016 in courts, Crown Court, judiciary, news, pilot schemes, sentencing, video recordings, Wales by sally

‘Television cameras are to be allowed into crown courts in England and Wales for the first time under Ministry of Justice (MoJ) regulations that will be debated by parliament this week.’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2016

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Fears over credit for guilty plea – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Criminal defence solicitors are expected to oppose proposed replacement guidelines on sentence reductions for early guilty pleas.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th April 2016

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Bradford judge spares girl jail for stabbing abuser – BBC News

‘A judge has spared a teenage girl who stabbed the man who sexually abused her as a child from a prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 20th April 2016

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