In the Media

Should muggers go to prison?

PUBLISHED October 22, 2014

What's the point of criminal sentencing, justice or revenge? New sentencing guidelines - open for consultation until January 2015 - has brought the question back to the fore again. "Lighter jail sentences for muggers" is the headline, with offenders at the lower end given a community service order or a short custodial sentence, capped at two years. The existing guidelines suggest a three-year period.

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