Attorney General’s Reference (No 55 of 2008) – WLR Daily

Posted November 28th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, law reports, sentencing by sally

Attorney General’s Reference (No 55 of 2008); [2008] EWCA Crim 2790; [2008] WLR (D) 370

The recent amendments to the assessment of dangerousness provisions allowed the court to exercise its judgment as to whether a sentence of imprisonment for public protection should be passed if the necessary criteria were established. Such a sentence remained an important sentencing alternative but the court was entitled to consider all the alternative and cumulative methods of providing proper protection for the public against the risk posed by the individual offender.”

WLR Daily, 27th November 2008


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