Sentencing Council consultation


The Sentencing Council has launched a public consultation, proposing changes to the guidelines for assault offences.

This includes removing the assumption that sentencing ranges are based on the first-time offender and providing a comprehensive list of aggravating and mitigating factors for each offence. The Council also proposes key changes to the guideline format to ensure a consistent and proportionate approach to sentencing and make them more easily understood by the public. The consultation closes on 5 January 2011. To contribute, visit www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk
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