“Leniency” in Sentencing? Court of Appeal rejects AG reference attempting to increase a sentence it argues was unduly lenient
In this case the Court of Appeal rejected the Solicitor General’s application that a sentence of 7 years and 6 months for manslaughter was unduly lenient. This decision provides useful guidance regarding the process of sentencing children for very serious offences.
Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice: children need more direct attention from miscarriage of justice watchdog
A cross-party inquiry into the Criminal Cases Review Commission, the public body with statutory responsibility for investigating alleged miscarriages of justice, has set out its concerns about the severe effects of wrongful imprisonment and undue delay on children and young people.