Tag: custodial sentence
R v CW: A Court of Appeal judgment on age, delay dangerousness and sentence
The Court of Appeal reduced the appellant’s sentence on the basis that the alienation of a young person from society through an extended sentence should be avoided where possible.
R v Cleland: The consideration of a hospital order by the Court of Appeal with fresh evidence of a child’s autism
The Court of Appeal replaced the sentence of life detention for attempted murder imposed on a 16 year old (at the time of the offence) with a hospital and restriction order under section 37 and 41 of the Mental Health Act 1983 after fresh evidence was placed before the court that, at the time of the offence, the offender had been suffering from autistic spectrum disorder.