Regina v Mabengo; Regina v Lomoka; Regina v Salang; Regina v Birindwa – Times Law Reports

Regina v Mabengo; Regina v Lomoka; Regina v Salang; Regina v Birindwa

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A 12-month prison sentence for using a false passport was appropriate even though it had not been used to gain entry to the United Kingdom but in order to obtain work.”

The Times, 17th July 2008

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Life sentence: Review could set jails precedent – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2008 in miscarriage of justice, news, sentencing by sally

“The prison service is to review the jail status of a man serving life for a murder he claims he did not commit. The case could set a precedent for prisoners who claim to be victims of miscarriages of justice and thus have to serve longer sentences than if they admitted guilt.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2008

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Jail text-messaging death drivers, judges told – The Times

Posted July 16th, 2008 in careless driving, news, sentencing by sally

“Motorists who read or write text messages on a mobile phone could face jail sentences of up to seven years if they cause a death, under new guidelines from a sentencing watchdog today.”

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The Times, 16th July 2008

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Mother admits 2004 baby killing – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2008 in child abuse, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman who killed her baby son four years ago has been given a suspended 12-month jail sentence.”

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BBC News, 15th July 2008

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Parents to be ‘responsible’ for child’s sentence – The Times

Posted July 15th, 2008 in news, parental responsibility, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Parents could be made legally responsible for ensuring their children complete sentences handed down for youth offending, under government plans published today to tackle criminal behaviour by youngsters.”

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The Times, 15th July 2008

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Regina v Rahman and Regina v Mohammed – Times Law Reports

Posted July 15th, 2008 in law reports, sentencing, terrorism by sally

Regina v Rahman and Regina v Mohammed

Court of Appeal

“Sentences for terrorist offences, while requiring an element of deterrence, must not be disproportionate to the facts of the particular offence as that would be likely to inflame rather than deter extremism.”

The Times, 15th July 2008

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Regina v Bonellie Regina v Hughes and Regina v Miller – Times Law Reports

Posted July 15th, 2008 in law reports, murder, sentencing by sally

Regina v Bonellie Regina v Hughes and Regina v Miller

Court of Appeal

“For a murder to involve sadistic conduct, so as to merit a 30-year starting point in determining the minimum term of the mandatory life sentence, the conduct had to involve a significant degree of awareness of pleasure in the infliction of pain, suffering or humiliation.”

The Times, 15th July 2008

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Lockyer Service Review into Indeterminate Sentenced Prisoners – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 15th, 2008 in press releases, sentencing by sally

“Maria Eagle has made a statement about the publication of the Lockyer Service Review into Indeterminate Sentenced Prisoners.”

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Ministry of Justice, 14th July 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Father threw girl at moving car – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2008 in news, sentencing, wounding by sally

“A father who threw his four-year-old daughter ‘like a doll’ against a moving car, has been given a two-year suspended jail sentence.”

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BBC News, 14th July 2008

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Definitive Sentencing Guideline – Causing death by driving – Sentencing Guidelines Council

Posted July 15th, 2008 in dangerous driving, press releases, sentencing by sally

“On 15 July 2008 the Sentencing Guidelines Council published its definitive guideline ‘Causing death by driving.'”

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Sentencing Guidelines Council, 15th July 2008

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Judges urged to get tough on dangerous drivers who cause death – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2008 in dangerous driving, news, sentencing by sally

“Motorists convicted of causing death by dangerous or careless driving may face tough penalties under new guidelines published today for England and Wales.”

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The Guardian, 15th July 2008

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Magistrates should be banned from handing out custodial sentences – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 14th, 2008 in magistrates, news, sentencing by sally

“Magistrates should be banned from handing out custodial sentences to help ease overcrowding in prisons, an influential report says.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2008

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Community punishments can be pointless, says judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 14th, 2008 in community service, news, sentencing by sally

“A judge has said there was no ‘point’ in community punishments if offenders were given nothing to do and were ‘sitting around’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th July 2008

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Fatal drink driver was on phone – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2008 in alcohol abuse, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

“A drink-driver who killed a woman when she crashed into her broken-down car while using a mobile phone has been jailed for six years.”

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BBC News, 11th July 2008

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Death assault officer spared jail – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2008 in assault, news, police, sentencing by sally

“A policeman has been given a three-month suspended jail sentence for assaulting a man who later died.”

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BBC News, 11th July 2008

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Firework blaze pair spared jail – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2008 in arson, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Two teenagers who set fire to a home in Oxford while a family of four slept upstairs have been spared a jail term.”

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BBC News, 11th July 2008

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July 21 ringleader’s fiancée jailed for aiding escape – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2008 in aiding and abetting, news, sentencing, terrorism by sally

“The fiancée of the ringleader of the failed July 21 bombings was today jailed for three years for helping him to escape London dressed in a burka.”

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The Guardian, 11th July 2008

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Sentencing Commission Working Group Report – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 11th, 2008 in press releases, sentencing by sally

“The Sentencing Commission Working Group set up by the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice in December 2007 has issued its final report.”

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Ministry of Justice, 10th July 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

OAP jailed for neglecting horses – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2008 in animal cruelty, news, sentencing by sally

“A pensioner has been jailed for eight weeks and banned from keeping horses for two years after pleading guilty to animal neglect charges.”

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BBC News, 10th July 2008

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Pc samurai sword attacker jailed – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2008 in dangerous offenders, news, sentencing, wounding by sally

“A man who attacked a police officer with a samurai sword has been given an indeterminate jail sentence, to protect the public.”

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BBC News, 10th July 2008

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