Sex abuse ex-scout leader jailed – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2008 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A former scout leader has been jailed for life for sexually abusing a boy for six years.”

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BBC News, 3rd April 2008

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Paedophiles face curbs on internet use – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2008 in child abuse, internet, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“The Home Secretary will today outline plans to increase protection for children surfing the web, including new jail terms for convicted paedophiles who use social networking websites.”

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The Guardian, 4th April 2008

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Plea bargaining: fraudsters may find that truth pays – The Times

Posted April 4th, 2008 in news, plea bargaining, sentencing by sally

“Fraudsters could win lower sentences if they admit their crimes under proposals outlined yesterday for the first formal ‘plea bargaining’ system in the criminal courts.”

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The Times, 4th April 2008

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Forged autographs: Graeme Walker and Faisal Madani jailed for sales con – The Times

Posted April 4th, 2008 in forgery, news, sentencing by sally

“Two conmen who forged and sold the autographs of some of Britain’s biggest sports stars were jailed yesterday.”

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The Times, 4th April 2008

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Faith in legal system vanishing, says judge – The Times

Posted April 3rd, 2008 in news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“Britain’s most senior judge spoke out yesterday against the early release of prisoners, which he said undermined confidence in the judicial system.”

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The Times, 3rd April 2008

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Sentencing Commission Working Group Consultation: A structured sentencing framework and Sentencing Commission – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted March 31st, 2008 in consultations, sentencing by sally

“The independent Sentencing Commission Working Group is seeking views on how a structured sentencing framework could be adapted for England and Wales, drawing reference to the US experience. The aim is to develop a set of proposals to improve the operation of the CJS in relation to sentencing.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 31st March 2008

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Year’s jail for ‘wicked’ false rape accusation – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 31st, 2008 in news, perverting the course of justice, rape, sentencing by sally

“A woman who falsely accused a soldier of rape has been described as ‘wicked’ by the judge who sentenced her to a year in jail.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2008

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Drugs sisters jailed for 39 years – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2008 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

“Two sisters have been jailed for 39 years between them for attempting to smuggle heroin worth more than £5m into the UK through an Essex port.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2008

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Husband let wife starve to death – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2008 in homicide, mental health, news, sentencing by sally

“A 71-year-old man has been jailed after letting his mentally ill wife starve to death while he went to the pub and visited the bookmakers.”

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BBC News, 28th March 2008

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Drug delivery grandmother jailed – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2008 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

“A grandmother from Cornwall who delivered drugs in Plymouth and Truro has been jailed for six months after being caught with 10 kilos of cannabis.”

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BBC News, 27th March 2008

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‘Justice is a victim of politics, not soft judges’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 27th, 2008 in firearms, news, sentencing by sally

“As the judiciary is criticised over sentences for firearms offences, Lord Woolf says that it is politicians who have undermined the system.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2008

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Too-tough judges out of touch, says Straw – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2008 in judiciary, news, sentencing, violent offenders by sally

“The high use of prison by some judges and magistrates often bears little connection with local violent crime rates and may even be out of step with local public opinion, the justice secretary, Jack Straw, suggested yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 27th March 2008

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Sentences for possession of firearms – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted March 26th, 2008 in firearms, news, sentencing by sally

“Statement from the Judicial Communications Office: Sentences for possession of firearms.”

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 26th March 2008

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Gordon Brown urges courts to use full powers against gun criminals – The Times

Posted March 26th, 2008 in firearms, news, sentencing by sally

“The Prime Minister urged the courts yesterday to make more use of tough sentencing powers available for gun crimes.”

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The Times, 26th March 2008

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Why judges find ways to ignore the law in gun crime sentences – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in firearms, sentencing, special report by sally

“Passing sentence in the case of the death of Kamilah Peniston, Mr Justice Holland condemned Britain’s gang-gun culture.

According to the judge, there were ‘exceptional circumstances’ that allowed him to hand down a sentence below the five-year minimum term set down in law.”

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The Times, 25th March 2008

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Police chief condemns judges on gun crime – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in firearms, news, sentencing by sally

“The fight against gun crime is being undermined by judges who fail to ensure that tough penalties set down in law are imposed in the courts, a senior police chief has told The Times.”

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The Times, 25th March 2008

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MPs to vote on terror bill after May polls – The Guardian

Posted March 20th, 2008 in detention, news, sentencing by sally

“Legislation raising the time limit for which terror suspects may be detained without charge from 28 days to 42 is to get its delayed Commons second reading on April 1, the leader of the house, Harriet Harman, is expected to announce today. The new timetable for the government’s counter-terrorism bill is likely to mean that key votes on the time limit – when ministers will face a backbench rebellion at report stage – will take place after the May local elections.”

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The Guardian, 20th March 2008

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Ipswich killer seeks to appeal sentence – Reuters

Posted March 20th, 2008 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Convicted serial killer Steve Wright sought permission on Wednesday to appeal the life sentence he was handed last month for murdering five prostitutes in his hometown of Ipswich.”

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Reuters, 19th March 2008

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Magistrate jailed for 18 months for fraud – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 19th, 2008 in fraud, magistrates, news, sentencing by sally

“A magistrate who told a businessman friend that he could make a court case against him ‘go away’ has been jailed for 18 months.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th March 2008

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Girl jailed for filming ‘happy-slap’ killing – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2008 in aiding and abetting, homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A teenage girl who used a mobile phone to film a man killed in a ‘happy-slapping’ attack was today jailed in what is thought to be an unprecedented ruling.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2008

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