Fifth bomber in failed July 21 plot sentenced to 33 years – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2007 in conspiracy, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“The ‘reluctant’ fifth bomber in the failed July 21 suicide attacks on London was jailed yesterday for 33 years.”

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The Guardian, 21st November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Shooting victim jailed for lying – BBC News

Posted November 20th, 2007 in news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by sally

“A shooting victim who was too scared to help police catch his attacker has been jailed for three months.”

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BBC News, 19th November 2007

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Consultation paper on sentencing for corporate manslaughter – Sentencing Guidelines Council

Posted November 19th, 2007 in consultations, corporate manslaughter, sentencing by sally

“On Thursday 15 November 2007 the Panel issued a consultation paper on sentencing for corporate manslaughter.

Responses are requested by 7 February 2008.”

Consultation paper on sentencing for corporate manslaughter (PDF)

Sentencing Guidelines Council, 15th November 2007

Source: www.sentencing-guidelines.gov.uk

82-year-old art forger sentenced – Reuters

Posted November 17th, 2007 in artistic works, forgery, news, sentencing by sally

“An octogenarian woman and her son were sentenced on Friday for one of the largest, longest lasting and most diverse art scams ever in Britain, forging paintings, sculptures, carvings and statues.”

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Reuters, 16th November 2007

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Prison overcrowding is at critical stage, says Lord Chief Justice – The Times

Posted November 16th, 2007 in news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“Britain’s most senior judge has given warning that the shortage of prison spaces was now ‘critical’ as a result of ministers’ failure to take account of the cost implications of their sentencing policies.”

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The Times, 16th November 2007

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Attorney-General’s Reference (Nos 74 and 83 of 2007) (Simon Foster and Keith Fenn) – Times Law Reports

Posted November 16th, 2007 in age of consent, law reports, rape, sentencing by sally

Attorney-General’s Reference (Nos 74 and 83 of 2007) (Simon Foster and Keith Fenn)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A child under 13 could not give consent in law to any sexual activity.”

The Times, 16th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication

Longer sentences have led to jail crisis says top judge – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2007 in news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“The prison system is in a ‘critical situation’ and there must be a debate on linking sentencing to the resources available for punishing offenders the most senior judge in England and Wales, the lord chief justice, said last night.”

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The Guardian, 16th November 2007

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Chris Langham freed as judge accepts appeal – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2007 in children, computer crime, news, pornography, sentencing by sally

“Chris Langham will walk free from prison later today after the Court of Appeal cut his sentence for downloading the most extreme kind of child pornography.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2007

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Childminder gets three years for killing baby – The Guardian

Posted November 13th, 2007 in child abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A registered childminder and scout leader has been jailed for three years for killing an 11-month-old baby by violently shaking her in a fit of temper.”

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The Guardian, 13th November 2007

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Jail term cut for ‘feral’ killers – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2007 in homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Two Cheshire teenagers who terrorised a vulnerable man before beating him to death and throwing his body in a river, have had their life sentences cut.”

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BBC News, 8th November 2007

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Abbot, 80, is jailed for abusing young boys – The Times

Posted November 9th, 2007 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“The former Abbot of Buckfast Abbey was jailed yesterday for abusing young boys when he taught Latin at its preparatory school.”

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The Times, 9th November 2007

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No jail for short-sentence offenders – The Observer

Posted November 6th, 2007 in news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“Criminals facing short prison sentences are to be kept out of jail and given community service because the system is so overcrowded, according to plans being drawn up by the Home Office.”

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The Observer, 4th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Criminals “must have terms cut in full jails” – The Times

Posted November 5th, 2007 in news, prisons, sentencing by sally

“Thousands of criminals could have their jail terms cut after one of Britain’s most senior judges said that courts were justified in giving lower sentences where prisoners faced overcrowded jails.”

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The Times, 5th November 2007

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Lesbian tennis coach is jailed for sexual affair with 13-year-old pupil – The Times

Posted November 5th, 2007 in children, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“A judge told an elite female tennis coach that she had acted in the interests of her ‘own selfish, sexual ends’ as he jailed her today for two years and nine months for conducting a year-long affair with a 13-year-old pupil.”

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The Times, 3rd November 2007

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Paedophile ‘being a danger isn’t an offence’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2007 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences prevention orders by sally

“A judge has been accused of putting children at risk for refusing to jail a predatory paedophile because ‘being a danger isn’t an offence’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Current Sentencing Issues – Speech by Sir Igor Judge

Posted October 31st, 2007 in sentencing, speeches by sally

Current Sentencing Issues (pdf)

Speech by Sir Igor Judge, President of the Queen’s Bench Division.

Lincoln’s Inn, 29th October 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Cartoon protesters’ jail term cut – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2007 in demonstrations, inciting racial hatred, news, sentencing by sally

“Three men jailed for their part in protests against cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad have won an appeal to reduce their sentences.”

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BBC News, 30th October 2007

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Driver on mobile jailed for two years – The Times

Posted October 30th, 2007 in news, road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

“A single mother of four, one of whom is disabled, has been jailed for two years for killing an 80-year-old pedestrian while using her mobile phone at the wheel of her 4×4.”

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The Times, 30th October 2007

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Graffiti prison terms overturned – BBC News

Posted October 30th, 2007 in ASBOs, criminal damage, news, sentencing by sally

“Two graffiti artists jailed for spray painting trains and railway bridges have had their sentences overturned.”

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BBC News, 29th October 2007

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Michael Bright gets maximum seven years for Independent Insurance fraud – The Times

Posted October 25th, 2007 in fraud, news, sentencing by sally

“Michael Bright, the founder and former chief executive of Independent Insurance, was sentenced to seven years in jail yesterday for committing fraud that helped to cause the company’s downfall.”

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The Times, 25th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk