Caselaw – Knife Crime and Young Offenders

The following link relates to a press report of the sentence appeal concerning a 16 year-old first offender. (Tay FM News, 24th November 2011.) The case illustrates the Appeal Court’s attitude to the sentencing of young offenders involved in knife crime within the statutory framework of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995. Section 207(3) provides Read more about Caselaw – Knife Crime and Young Offenders[…]

Political Pressure on Sentencers

The fall out from last week’s riots in London and elsewhere has continued to gather pace.  In the past few days those apprehended by the police have been appearing before the Courts.  Some have been charged with very serious public order offences and crimes of violence.  Many others, it seems, have been brought to Court Read more about Political Pressure on Sentencers[…]