Government defends 10-year sentence plan for copyright infringers – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 10th, 2017 in copyright, deportation, news, sentencing by sally

‘The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has hit back at a campaign against new government measures to increase the sentence for online copyright infringement to 10 years.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 6th March 2017

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Greater consideration of young BAME offenders ahead of sentencing – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 10th, 2017 in minorities, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Judges will be required to give greater consideration to the welfare of black and minority ethnic (BAME) children being sentenced as part of new guidance that echoes the lord chancellor’s desire to cut reoffending rates.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th March 2017

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Parents jailed for neglect of children found in filthy Lancashire house – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2017 in child neglect, news, sentencing by sally

‘A court has jailed the parents of four children all aged under five found living in “feral and dangerous” conditions in a house where excrement was smeared on the walls.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2017

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MPs raise concerns over tougher knife crime guidelines’ impact on prison populations – The Independent

Posted March 8th, 2017 in Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, select committees, sentencing, violence, weapons by tracey

‘MPs have raised concerns over tougher knife crime sentencing guidelines due to the “substantial” impact it could have on the escalating prison population in Britain.’

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The Independent, 8th March 2017

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Cold-call gang jailed for £1.7 million investment scam – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 7th, 2017 in conspiracy, fraud, press releases, sentencing, telecommunications by tracey

‘A cold-call gang which conned dozens of victims into handing over more than £1.7 million by promoting non-existent investment opportunities have been sentenced today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th March 2016

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Former NHS manager jailed for lying about his qualifications – Crown Prosecutions Service

Posted March 7th, 2017 in health, misrepresentation, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘A senior NHS boss who lied about his qualifications in order to gain jobs in the health sector has been given a two-year prison sentence at Exeter Crown Court today (6 March).’

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Crown Prosecutions Service, 6th March 2017

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Courts to take greater account of young offenders’ backgrounds when passing sentence – The Independent

Posted March 7th, 2017 in crime, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘Young offenders will have their backgrounds examined in greater detail under a new sentencing regime which will take into account whether they have suffered trauma.’

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The Independent, 7th March 2017

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Sentencing Council publishes new guidelines on sentencing children and young people and offenders who plead guilty – Sentencing Council

‘Today, the Sentencing Council has published two new sentencing guidelines. One covers how courts should make a reduction in sentence for offenders who admit their guilt, and the other deals with the approach they should take when sentencing children and young people.’

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Sentencing Council, 7th March 2017

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RAF serviceman who said joining military meant ‘killing blacks’ is jailed after colleague reports Facebook post – Daily Telegraph

‘A serviceman who urged people to join the military as “you get to kill” black people “without going to prison” has been jailed after a colleague refused to work with him.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2017

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There is a growing trend to hold those in control of risk in the care sector responsible, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 1st, 2017 in care homes, care workers, health & safety, news, prosecutions, sentencing by sally

‘There is a growing trend to hold care workers in control of risk responsible when things go wrong, a health and safety expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th February 2017

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MPs seek reassurance after police chief says not all paedophiles should be jailed – The Guardian

‘A group of influential MPs has demanded “immediate reassurance” from a senior child protection officer after he suggested only paedophiles who pose a physical risk to children should face a criminal sentence.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2017

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Jealous killer, 21, jailed for life over Matalan murders of ex-girlfriend and new partner – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 28th, 2017 in murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing by tracey

‘A killer who stabbed his ex-girlfriend and her new partner to death outside the shop where they worked has been jailed for at least 23 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2017

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Do not jail all paedophiles, says police chief – BBC News

‘Paedophiles who view indecent images but go no further should not be jailed but rehabilitated, a leading child protection police officer has said.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2017

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Are we tough enough on animal cruelty? – BBC News

Posted February 24th, 2017 in animal cruelty, bills, news, sentencing by sally

‘When two brothers who filmed themselves torturing a dog were spared jail it provoked an outcry. Yet England and Wales has the lightest maximum sentence in Europe for animal cruelty offences. Now an MP is hoping to make the law tougher on perpetrators.’

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BBC News, 24th February 2017

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Women who sign up to dating sites are not consenting to sex regardless, judge tells Plenty of Fish rapist – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 24th, 2017 in consent, internet, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘Women who sign up to dating sites are not consenting to sex, a judge said as he jailed a man for raping a woman he met on Plenty of Fish.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd February 2017

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Helen Bailey murder: Ian Stewart jailed for at least 34 years for killing author – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2017 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘Ian Stewart, the “callous” and “wicked” man who drugged and murdered his fiancee, Helen Bailey, before dumping her body in a cesspit to get his hands on her fortune, has been sentenced to at least 34 years in prison.’

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2017

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Health and safety: Do higher fines and tougher enforcement make for more appeals? – OUT-LAW.com

‘The introduction of the Definitive Sentencing Guideline for Health and Safety, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences in February 2016 has resulted in a huge shift in the punishment of safety offences.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st February 2017

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Two jailed for ‘brutal’ killing of man with learning difficulties – BBC News

Posted February 21st, 2017 in learning difficulties, murder, news, sentencing, video recordings by sally

‘Two men who used their phones to film themselves brutally attacking a man with learning difficulties have been jailed for his murder.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2017

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Man jailed for shooting cats in Surrey – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2017 in animals, criminal damage, fines, firearms, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed over a shooting spree that led to one cat’s death and left six others injured.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2017

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Campaigners call six-month jail terms for animal abusers ‘laughable’ when fly-tippers get five years – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 20th, 2017 in animal cruelty, bills, charities, news, sentencing by sally

‘Animal cruelty should carry a five year maximum jail sentence, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home says as it complains you get longer for fly-tipping.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th February 2016

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