Non-custodial sentencing falls sharply in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘Use of non-custodial sentences in England and Wales has fallen sharply but risen significantly in Scotland, according to a report highlighting their effectiveness in preventing re-offending. The comparative study by the Centre for Justice Innovation reveals that over the past decade there has been a 24% decrease in the number of community sentences imposed in England and Wales compared with an 18% increase in Scotland.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2017

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Secretary of State’s oral statement on sentencing – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in elections, imprisonment, parliament, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘Rt Hon David Lidington MP, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, has today delivered an Oral Statement to the House of Commons.’

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Ministry of Justice, 2nd November 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Woman, 80, jailed over dog attack on five-year-old girl – BBC News

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in dogs, news, sentencing by tracey

‘An 80-year-old woman has been jailed for 12 months after her son’s dog attacked a five-year-old girl, leaving her with facial injuries.’

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BBC News, 2nd November 2017

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Teddy Tilston murder: Man who beat partner’s two-year-old son to death in fit of rage jailed for 17 years – The Independent

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in child cruelty, children, domestic violence, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who murdered his girlfriend’s two-year-old son after flying into “a rage” has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years.’

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The Independent, 3rd November 2017

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Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012: Post-Legislative Memorandum – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in legal aid, legislation, press releases, reports, sentencing by tracey

‘This document serves as the post-legislative memorandum for Parts 1, 2 and 3 of LASPO. It is being published with regard to the post-legislative scrutiny process. The memorandum was presented to the Justice Select Committee on 30 October 2017.’

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Ministry of Justice, 30th October 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

BSB publishes updated disciplinary tribunal regulations and rules on parental leave in new BSB Handbook – Bar Standards Board

‘A new rule clarifying how vulnerable witnesses give evidence is one of a set of new and updated disciplinary tribunal regulations published today in the new version of the BSB handbook. The revised Handbook also contains new rules about shared parental leave, in addition to some minor amendments to provide additional clarity.’

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Bar Standards Board, 1st November 2017

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Man who filmed himself sexually assaulting woman while she slept jailed – The Independent

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Gary Warman sentenced to 10 years imprisonment after police uncover videos of serious assault and more than 700 indecent images of children.’

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The Independent, 1st November 2017

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Wife jailed for boiling kettle attack in Plymouth – BBC News

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by tracey

‘An estranged wife who poured boiling water over her husband’s new partner has been jailed for five years.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2017

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Acid attackers jailed after permanently disfiguring two men whose cars they were attacking – The Independent

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in crime, grievous bodily harm, hazardous substances, news, sentencing, weapons by tracey

‘A teenager and his adult accomplice have been jailed for inflicting “life changing injuries” on two men with an acid attack.’

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The Independent, 2nd November 2017

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Burglar who murdered former navy officer jailed for 27 years – The Guardian

Posted November 1st, 2017 in burglary, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A serial burglar will serve at least 27 years in prison for twice running over a former Royal Navy officer in a botched house burglary as his wife watched in horror.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2017

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Edge Hill University dean and secret lover jailed for £500,000 fraud – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2017 in fraud, news, sentencing, universities by sally

‘A former university dean who employed his secret lover as part of a £500,000 scam has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th October 2017

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British couple given lengthy jail terms for child sexual abuse – The Guardian

‘A British couple who abused a child and streamed the assaults live are beginning lengthy jail terms after a fellow paedophile who watched online from the US gave evidence against them.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2017

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Sunderland man jailed for murdering wife after she found indecent images of child – Daily Telegraph

‘A husband who murdered a popular primary school teacher after she confronted him about making indecent images has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 23 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th October 2017

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New terror laws ‘would criminalise thought’, watchdog warns – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2017 in criminal justice, human rights, internet, legislation, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

‘Ministers should not “criminalise thought” with plans to prosecute people who view extremist content online, the UK’s terror watchdog has said.’

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BBC News, 25th October 2017

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Man jailed for life for lecturer’s murder in south London – The Guardian

‘A man has been sentenced to life in prison for the killing of a university lecturer in Merton, south London.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2017

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Luton woman jailed for at least 22 years after admitting sister’s murder – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2017 in imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years after admitting the frenzied murder of her sister, with whom she lived and with whose husband she was having an affair.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2017

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Man jailed for four years for running prostitution ‘sexual conveyor belt’ – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2017 in imprisonment, news, prostitution, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A dog breeder who made more than £100,000 by trafficking women on to a “sexual conveyor belt” across England and Wales has been jailed for four years.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2017

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Sexual predator is jailed for 28 years for raping two women – The Guardian

Posted October 26th, 2017 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A “manipulative and deceitful” sexual predator has been handed a 28-year extended sentence for raping two women and having sex with a 14-year-old girl.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2017

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UK terrorism law expert warns government over plans for new legislation – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2017 in imprisonment, legislation, news, sentencing, terrorism by michael

‘Introducing new laws to prosecute extremists would be wrong, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation has said.’

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The Guardian, 24th October 2017

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Leicestershire men jailed for Badoo meet-up murder – BBC News

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

‘Two men have been jailed for life for the murder of a man one met through the dating-focused social networking app Badoo.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2017

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