Whole Life Orders: Attorney General’s Reference (R. v McCann); Attorney General’s Reference (R. v Sinaga)
What is a Whole Life Order? When imposing a life sentence (which is mandatory on conviction for murder but discretionary for other certain serious offences, like manslaughter and rape) a
The Sentencing Academy has published a review of the operation of Victim Personal Statements in England and Wales by Elspeth Windsor and Julian V. Roberts. Read the full report here:
On 21 October, the Sentencing Academy hosted an online event, in conjunction with the UCL Centre for Criminal Law, on the recent publication by the Government of the sentencing White Paper.
The Ministry of Justice published its sentencing White Paper, promising ‘A Smarter Approach to Sentencing’, on 16 September 2020. It contains a number of headline-grabbing amendments to the release arrangements for offenders
Sentencing Academy response to the Sentencing Council’s unauthorised use of a trade mark consultation
The Sentencing Academy has submitted a response to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on a guideline for unauthorised use of a trade mark offences (https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/
The Sentencing Academy has submitted a response to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on an updated guideline for assault offences (https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Assault-Offences-Consultation-final-web.doc.pdf).
The Sentencing Academy has submitted a response to the Sentencing Council’s ‘What next for the Sentencing Council?’ consultation (https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/What-next-for-the-Sentencing-Council-consultation-including-exec-summary.pdf). Our response
The Sentencing Academy is seeking to collect anecdotal evidence about the extent to which the Court of Appeal’s decision at the end of April in Attorney General’s Reference (