[2009] EWCA Crim 2576

The statutory provisions contained in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 indicated Parliament's intention that the power to suspend a sentence should ordinarily only be exercised with a requirement directed at addressing, controlling or moderating the offending behaviour, and the imposition of a requirement, such as 48 hours' residence at a specified address, simply as a device to enable a judge to suspend a sentence ran counter to the intention of Parliament.

CA (Crim Div) (Scott Baker LJ, Owen J, Cranston J)


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