Knife crime: Jack Straw orders review of sentences for offenders – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 8th, 2008 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing by sally

“Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, has been forced to order a review of the penalties for carrying a knife, just weeks before rules which mean offenders could escape with just a fine come into force.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th July 2008

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Clerk jailed for £72m bank fraud – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2008 in banking, news, sentencing, theft by sally

“A bank clerk who tried to steal almost £72m from the HSBC bank has been jailed for nine years.”

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BBC News, 7th July 2008

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Molseed killer to fight sentence – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2008 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who murdered a schoolgirl and dumped her body on the Yorkshire moors 30 years ago is to appeal against his life sentence.”

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BBC News, 7th July 2008

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Prisons: Ministers urged to scrap sentencing reform plans – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2008 in news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“The government was today urged to abandon plans to introduce US-style sentencing grids to help ease prison overcrowding.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2008

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Fraudster known as the Bogus Contessa is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 4th, 2008 in fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“A convicted fraudster has been jailed for posing as an incredibly wealthy noblewoman to con the life-savings out of vulnerable victims.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd July 2008

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Sex camera hotel manager jailed – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2008 in news, sentencing, voyeurism by sally

“A hotel manager who set up a hidden camera in a bedroom to watch a couple having sex has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 3rd July 2008

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Judges ‘do not trust community service’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2008 in community service, judiciary, news, sentencing by sally

“Judges are sentencing criminals to prison terms because they do not believe alternative community service orders will be properly implemented, England’s most senior judge has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd July 2008

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Rehabilitation versus punishment – judge for yourself – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 2nd, 2008 in press releases, sentencing by sally

“An innovative online programme in which members of the public can decide what they think is the most suitable sentence for virtual offenders was launched by Justice Minister David Hanson today as a new poll shows the public think reforming offenders to cut reoffending is equally as important [sic] as punishment.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st July 2008

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Barrister jailed for £17.5m aircraft scam – The Times

Posted July 1st, 2008 in barristers, fraud, news, sentencing, VAT by sally

“A barrister was jailed for five years today after an ‘audacious’ bid to pocket £17.5 million in VAT through the sale of four imaginary Boeing 747 engines.”

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The Times, 1st July 2008

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Rugby star is sentenced for GBH – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2008 in grievous bodily harm, news, sentencing by sally

“Wigan rugby league player Iafeta Palea’aesina has been sentenced to 200 hours community service for breaking a bus driver’s jaw.”

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BBC News, 30th June 2008

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Suicide pact pensioner walks free – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2008 in assisted suicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A man who tried to carry out a suicide pact with his wife after she was taken into care with dementia has been spared jail by a judge at the Old Bailey.”

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BBC News, 30th June 2008

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Judges scorn American-style sentencing to control prison overcrowding – The Times

Posted June 30th, 2008 in news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“Plans for an American-style sentencing ‘grid’ to control prison numbers appear doomed because of overwhelming opposition from the judiciary.”

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The Times, 30th June 2008

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Mother jailed for abandoning son – BBC News

Posted June 28th, 2008 in child neglect, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by sally

“A woman who left her two-year-old son alone for the weekend has been jailed for 18 months.”

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BBC News, 27th June 2008

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Couple jailed after leaving girl to die in ‘filth and squalor’ – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2008 in child neglect, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A judge today questioned a decision by prosecutors not to pursue a murder charge against a mother who left her three-year-old daughter to die from malnutrition in her bedroom.”

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The Guardian, 27th June 2008

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Responses to the Sentencing Commission Working Group consultation paper: A Structured Sentencing Framework and Sentencing Commission – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted June 27th, 2008 in consultations, news, sentencing by sally

Response on behalf of the Council of Her Majesty’s Circuit Judges (PDF) and Postscript (PDF)

Response on behalf of the Magistrates Association (Word)

Judiciary of England and Wales, 26th June 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Haulier hit car while on phone – The Guardian

Posted June 27th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“A lorry driver who caused a fatal accident while talking on his Bluetooth headset was jailed yesterday for four-and-a-half years. Haulier Mervyn Richmond, 49, was so distracted during a conversation with his mother that he ploughed into a line of stationary traffic, killing father-of-two Michael Buston.”

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The Guardian, 27th June 2008

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Jail for helicopter laser prank – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2008 in endangering safety of aircraft, news, sentencing by sally

“A 21-year-old man from Greater Manchester who temporarily blinded a police helicopter pilot with a laser pen has been jailed for four months.”

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BBC News, 26th June 2008

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Four jailed over ‘honour’ killing – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing by sally

“Four men have been jailed for a so-called “honour killing” where the husband of a woman was executed on the outskirts of a West Yorkshire town.”

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BBC News, 26th June 2008

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Four sentenced over 999 assault – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2008 in assault, news, paramedics, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Four people who admitted involvement in a ‘frightening’ incident in which two paramedics were attacked, have been given non-custodial sentences.”

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BBC News, 25th June 2008

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Lawyers defend Pc killer’s term – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2008 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“An attempt by the murderer of a policeman to overturn his ‘whole life’ sentence has been challenged in the Court of Appeal.”

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BBC News, 25th June 2008

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