Practice and Procedure

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NO.55 of 2008) sub nom R v C & 9 ORS (2008)

PUBLISHED November 26, 2008

[2008] EWCA Crim 2790

Since the amendments made by the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 to Chapter 5 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 Pt 12, which removed the statutory assumption in s.229(3) in relation to the risks in s.229(1), the court could make an assessment of an offender''''s dangerousness untrammelled by artificial constraints. However the sentencing option of imprisonment for public protection still remained an important sentencing alternative available to the court.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Owen J, Sweeney J)