Adam Stokes jailed for killing baby daughter Scarlett – BBC News

‘A father who shook his nine-week-old daughter to death has been jailed for seven years.’

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BBC News, 11th August 2015

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Man jailed after seeking sex with 13-year-old in sting by Dark Justice – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2015 in child abuse, internet, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A disabled man who tried to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex and brought a morning-after pill with him to stop her getting pregnant has been jailed for three and a half years.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2015

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‘Remorseless’ Stechford concrete slab attacker jailed – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2015 in assault, attempts, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A “remorseless” attacker who hit a stranger over the head with a concrete slab until he was unconscious has been jailed for 17 years.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2015

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Bus driver escapes jail sentence for killing cyclist – The Independent

Posted August 10th, 2015 in community service, dangerous driving, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A bus driver who failed to stop for 24 metres after hitting and dragging a cyclist under his vehicle has escaped jail despite causing his death.’

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The Independent, 8th August 2015

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Serial bigamist is convicted of illegal marriages twice in one year – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 10th, 2015 in bigamy, news, sentencing by sally

‘A successful businessman has been convicted of bigamy for the second time in less than a year after it emerged that he never got round to divorcing his first wife of 35-years. ‘
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Daily Telegraph, 7th August 2015

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Father jailed for breaking baby son’s ribs and arms – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2015 in child abuse, news, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘A father who “snapped” and shook his three-week-old baby son so hard he broke his ribs and arms has been jailed for eight years.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2015

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14 years in jail for Libor rigging? The judge makes a persuasive case – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2015 in banking, extradition, fraud, interest, news, plea bargaining, sentencing by sally

‘Yes, Tom Hayes was given a bigger sentence than a rapist might get – but it seems to be in keeping with sentencing guidelines and the principle of deterrence.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2015

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Former City trader Tom Hayes given 14-year sentence for Libor rigging – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2015 in banking, conspiracy, fraud, interest, news, sentencing by sally

‘Former City trader Tom Hayes has been sentenced to 14 years in jail after becoming the first person to be convicted by a jury of rigging the Libor interest rate.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2015

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Jailed: Evesham gran stole more than £500,000 from boss – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2015 in fraud, news, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A “trusted” grandmother has been jailed for three years after stealing more than £500,000 to fund her lifestyle with a younger man.’
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BBC News, 3rd August 2015

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Girl, 16, given 10-month referral order for attacking two girls in the street – The Guardian

’16-year-old who assaulted two younger girls in a video that was later posted online and seen by millions of people has been given a 10-month referral order.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2015

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Two men jailed for life after shooting woman in attack aimed at her partner – The Guardian

Posted August 4th, 2015 in assisting offenders, conspiracy, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two men have been jailed for life after shooting dead a mother-of-two in an attack that was intended to kill someone else.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2015

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‘Terrorised’ pensioner jailed for having a shotgun in his car – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 3rd, 2015 in elderly, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘Judge jails 88-year-old Roy Delph for two years, saying he showed a ‘brazen disregard’ for the gun laws when he was found with a shotgun in his car.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2015

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Mothers Confined – Part 2: Time for action – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

It is plain that across the board there is a desire for change in relation to women and criminal justice. Many examples exists of wonderful, creative, worthwhile and even evidently successful projects in relation to diverting women away from custody and improving conditions for women who lose their liberty. Research related to women and criminal justice is ongoing from a range of respected and vociferous advocates such as Women’s Breakout, The Prison Reform Trust, Women in Prison and Halsbury’s Law Exchange to name but a few – many working together to effect change. There is no doubt that evidence and recommendations from each of these respected bodies – and more alongside them – will call for real change, offering genuine educated and reasonable arguments for doing so. However arguably (at least for now), the real “power” lies with the Courts, ergo it is the Courts who need to be at the vanguard of change.

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 3rd August 2015

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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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