UK: More victims able to challenge ‘unduly lenient’ prison sentences…


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Date: September 17, 2019

01) More victims able to challenge ‘unduly lenient’ prison sentences

“Under plans confirmed by ministers today (17 September 2019), the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme will be extended to 14 new offences.

* 14 new offences added to Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme

* prison terms for a range of sexual offences to come into scope

* part of wider action to ensure punishment properly reflects severity of crimes

Criminals convicted of stalking, harassment, child sexual abuse and other sex offences could see their sentences increased if victims or the public think their punishment is too lenient.

Under plans confirmed by ministers today (17 September 2019), the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme will be extended to 14 new offences – giving victims the power to query the sentences of a wider range of crimes.

The scheme gives anyone the power to ask the Attorney General to consider referring a sentence to the Court of Appeal for reconsideration – where it could then be potentially increased if deemed unduly lenient. In July, such an intervention increased the sentence of a mother who allowed her partner to rape her daughter from three to five years behind bars.

Crimes such as murder, robbery, and a range of terror offences are already covered, however the government has pledged to extend the scheme to further protect the public and make sure victims see justice done.

The move will bring offences including controlling and coercive behaviour within scope as well as further child sexual abuse offences, such as those involving the taking, distributing and publishing of indecent images of children and abusing a position of trust with a child.”

Sounds kind of like a revival on the Roman Coliseum…Take all the “undesirables”, and turn them into a manipulable object to satisfy a vindictive public.

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