A Behaviour-based Approach to Sentencing for Sexual Offences – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

Posted April 24th, 2013 in news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“The Sentencing Council’s consultation paper on sexual offences sets out its intentions and the principles surrounding the way in which such offences ought to be approached by the courts. Although a new guideline is welcomed, it is disappointing that the consultation paper and the draft guideline continue in the same or a similar vein to the guidelines issued by the Sentencing Council and the Sentencing Guidelines Council in the past; they adopt a mechanistic approach which is restrictive and fails to appreciate the often complex nature of sexual offences.”

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 13th April 2013

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