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Sentencing reform in the new Parliament: Where are we headed?

21 January 2020

The Sentencing Academy’s Executive Director, Professor Julian Roberts, was joined by Professor Nicola Padfield, Professor Mike Hough and Mr Umar Azmeh in a panel discussion on the new Government’s proposals for sentencing reform. Areas of discussion included the Conservative’s manifesto commitment to ‘introduce tougher sentencing for the worst offenders and end automatic halfway release from prison for serious crimes’ and the Government’s renewed focus on sentencing in terrorism cases.

Sentencing Academy hosts discussion on the draft Firearms Offences guideline

25 November 2019

The Sentencing Academy hosted an event to discuss the Sentencing Council’s draft guideline for firearms offences, which was undergoing its public consultation phase at the time. The event was attended by academics, practitioners and representatives from the Sentencing Council.